Most experienced civil and structural engineers will be familiar with the Liebig brand and the anchoring technology associated with it.
Some have expressed frustration over the brands inaccessibility in recent years, largely where to source products or acquire performance data.
Liebig has recently been acquired by the global fastenings manufacturer EJOT, as part of the acquisition of Finnish company, Sormat.
Sormat had previously acquired Liebig from Simpson Strong-Tie International back in 2012, and the changes of ownership have caused some confusion in the marketplace – something management at EJOT’s UK manufacturing centre near Leeds, are keen to put right.
Robert Hardstaff is EJOT’s managing director in the UK. “EJOT manufactures high performance fasteners for the modern building envelope.”
He says EJOT’s technical innovation ethos makes the Liebig acquisition a perfect fit.
“By combining our global knowledge base with Liebig’s specialist teams we will ensure that the product range is easily accessible, continues to be performance-driven, and supported by responsive technical guidance”.
Paul Papworth has recently joined the EJOT team, bringing a wealth of knowledge from a career spanning more than 30 years in construction fixings and anchoring working for a leading anchor manufacturer in the UK and Asia region for most of that time.
He outlined his working knowledge of the Liebig product range: “We will focus our attention on the major Liebig products and variants. That’s the Ultra-plus and Super-plus undercut anchors, and the high-performance Liebig Anchor and Safety Bolt. These are hallmarked classics and we want engineers to know where they can come to for the products and for guidance.
“They also need to be aware that the modular nature of the Liebig range makes all of these anchors easily adaptable, which means they can get bespoke lengths and assemblies quickly, efficiently and, of course, cost-effectively.”
Papworth has thoroughly briefed his new collegues about the Liebig product range’s unique selling points.
Gary Robson is EJOT’s sales engineer in the north of England and has been working closely with Papworth to familiarise him with EJOT’s own concrete fixings range.
“Customers looking to source Liebig products can now access technical information via the EJOT UK website.
“We recognise that Liebig anchors are specification driven, but the online path to access performance detail is the same as any webshop product.
“The modular flexibility of Liebig products means that with the correct technical guidance, purchase and supply is just as fast. “The ethos of EJOT’s business model is one of technical support, so we would encourage any customer in need of further assistance to make contact”.
The EJOT Group employs over 3,400 personnel worldwide. In the UK, EJOT’s testing and development facility, Applitec, is pivotal in providing support to its national team of sales engineers. EJOT UK is one of only six manufacturers to gain full membership status with the Construction Fixings Association.