A Look Back at 2021 at CB Frost
With the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 has certainly brought many challenges for CB Frost, our suppliers and our customers. However, despite this, it has been another important year for us.
Let’s take a look back at the last 12 months.
Celebrating our 100th Anniversary
In March of this year, we celebrated 100 years of CB Frost, looking back at our small beginnings in 1921 and the development of the business alongside the rubber and plastics industry as a whole, through to our relocation and expansion last year and the launch of our new website early this year.
Needless to say, the company has been through many changes over the course of a century, but one thing that has remained constant is our ethos of ‘quality without compromise’. We work constantly to develop our processes and technologies, as well as developing our staff.
Make UK Defence
To increase our network of defence industry clients and increase our manufacturing output of specialist parts for land and naval divisions of the Ministry of Defence, we joined Make UK Defence, the defence division of the Make UK manufacturer’s organisation.
Our membership allows us to benefit from access to defence insights, as well as the chance to attend networking events to build new MoD connections and gain advantages over competitors. With the MoD being the only government department granted a 4 year spending settlement and £16.5b budget increase, our Make UK Defence membership is key to us winning competitive advantage over overseas defence exports.
90 years of Neoprene Rubber
As well as celebrating our own 100 year anniversary, we also took the opportunity to look at the 90 year history of one of our most popular, durable and versatile materials – Neoprene.
Developed by American company DuPont and first introduced to the market in 1931, Neoprene has continued to be a popular choice for design engineers ever since. At CB Frost, we supply Neoprene Rubber and Neoprene Sponge in a range of grades and thicknesses to suit many applications.
Neoprene is highly resistant to weathering, extreme temperatures, compression and chemicals, making it an ideal choice for an extensive range of applications, including insulation for wiring, vibration damping, sealing and pressure gaskets, insulation strip/tape and cord.
New Overhead Press
Since moving to new premises in 2020, we have continually worked to expand our production capabilities whilst maintaining the same excellent levels of quality. This summer, we took delivery of a newly refurbished model TH-35 overhead press, which is equipped with a range of user friendly features.
Adding a further cutting press to our manufacturing facilities has allowed us to considerably increase our production levels, whilst also giving us the flexibility to choose between a range of cutting presses for each production run.
Rolling Stock Networking Event, Derby
Despite this being only the second indoor live rail show of the year as a result of restrictions earlier in 2021, it was an extremely successful event and we were kept busy by visitors throughout the day (as well as in the following days as we contacted new leads!).
Following the excellent response to CB Frost’s stand, we wasted no time in booking our exhibitor spot at RSN 2022.
The future for CB Frost
With 2022 just around the corner, we are excited for what the future holds. To learn more about our range of materials, products and services, browse cbfrost-rubber.com or to discuss your requirements, call us today on 0121 773 8494 and our friendly team will be happy to assist you.