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Please send us your ideas and feedback

We want to hear from you.

How do you think our product range could be expanded or improved?

Construction is a dynamic and challenging industry. At Ancon, we love it! It continues to test us - with ever-evolving construction techniques, regulations and architectural concepts – providing us with unlimited opportunities to shine. We’ve been in business for over 130 years, and today, the Ancon brand is more widely recognised and respected worldwide than ever before.

We want you to have a say in where we go in the future.

Your ideas and feedback are the driving force behind our innovation. When you talk. We listen. It is the only way we can ensure our developments continue to be market and customer focussed. We don’t design products for ourselves. We design them for you; so please tell us what you want from us.

Your innovation contact

Our innovation programme is managed alongside our marketing function, headed up by Annabelle Wilson. Annabelle has over 20 years’ experience in this industry and will ensure your suggestion is given full consideration by Ancon, globally.

If you have ideas for new or improved products, please get in touch with:

Annabelle Wilson
Head of Marketing and Innovation
E: awilson@ancon.co.uk
T: +44 (0) 114 238 1230

 

Your Problems. Our Solutions.

At Ancon, we pride ourselves in our ability to think through customer problems and develop new solutions that are not only effective, but practical - making the job easier, quicker or safer to do – often breaking new ground along the way.

Our innovative thinking has led to major developments that are now changing the way that buildings are designed and constructed - from ultra-low thermal conductivity wall ties that almost eliminate thermal bridging in masonry cavity walls to a revolutionary lockable dowel system that is accelerating the build of post-tensioned concrete frames worldwide – as well as providing bespoke fixing solutions for some of the world’s most demanding construction projects.

As Charles Darwin discovered, it’s not the strongest species that survive but the most responsive to change. At Ancon, we embrace change. We know our future depends on it; so please get in touch and tell us what you want from us. Contact Annabelle Wilson, Head of Marketing & Innovation on awilson@ancon.co.uk

Collaborative Partnerships

We have a knack of spotting good ideas and a proven track record of turning them into reality. We successfully launch a number of new products each year. Some are developed in-house by our team of dedicated development engineers and others are brought to us by third-parties.

Get in touch with us if you have an idea and are looking for a strong highly-specified brand with a wide distribution network to bring it to market.

Contact Annabelle Wilson, Head of Marketing & Innovation on awilson@ancon.co.uk.

Efficient Innovation Process

We are open to ideas from both inside and outside our company and industry. We run an incentivised employee ideas scheme which generates 100s of ideas a year to complement those generated from external sources.

Ancon’s established and proven innovation process ensures all ideas, irrespective of their source, are given full consideration, and if approved for development, that they are allocated adequate resources to ensure new and improved products are engineered and launched with minimal delay.

Recent new products include:

KSN – a rebar continuity system which eliminates the need for on site bar straightening at concrete construction joints

Nexus – a two-part system comprising brick support angle and lightweight brick-faced soffit units

Teplo-BF – a low thermal conductivity wall tie offering moulded safety ends and high mortar bond strength

CTT System – mechanical couplers for the joining of cryogenic-grade reinforcing bars

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Industry Recognition

Don’t just take our word for it – we’ve picked up several prestigious industry awards over recent years, including two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, widely regarded as the highest accolade any UK business can achieve for business performance excellence.

Idea Ownership and Protection

Ancon has a number of ideas on the table at any one time. It is possible that your idea may be similar to others that we are already considering or developing and we want to avoid any misunderstanding around ownership.

You should only submit non-confidential information to us. We recommend that you first protect your idea with a patent application or other intellectual property right if you wish to maintain control.

Unprotected ideas and suggestions are readily accepted by Ancon, however, unless an idea carries intellectual property protection it is assumed that your submission has been freely volunteered to us and that you are forfeiting any rights to it.

Call Annabelle Wilson, Head of Marketing & Innovation, on +44 114 238 1230 or email awilson@ancon.co.uk to discuss any concerns you may have before sending your submission.

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