Constellation Europe

Client: Constellation Europe
Location: Bristol, UK


Constellation Brands Inc. is an international manufacturer and distributor of market leading alcoholic beverage brands. The company’s Constellation Europe division has recently finished construction of Europe’s largest wine bottling plant in Avonmouth, Bristol, which enters full production in early 2009. The plant has the capacity to bottle 120 million bottles of wine per annum.

The National Flooring Company Ltd were asked to propose a hard wearing, slip resistant floor finish that could be installed rapidly throughout the entire facility and chose a Degafloor FB system. In total, over 25,000 sqm of Degafloor FB were installed throughout the tank rooms, main bottling hall and support areas. As a testament to the project management skills of National Flooring and the benefits
of the FB system, the resin floor finish in the main bottling hall (an area of 15,000 sqm) was installed in full in 10 days!

Why Degafloor?

Degafloor MMA resin flooring was chosen for this substantial project because of it’s outstanding durability, slip resistance and incredible 2 hour cure time – allowing the project to be completed on time and without disruption to other trades.

Speaking on behalf of Constellation Europe, Richard Lloyd said, ’The Degafloor FB system provides outstanding durability, which was a major decision criteria for us. The slip resistance of the floor finish will provide excellent safety for our employees. The choice of colour and surface finish were critical to ensure that the floor would be easy to clean and maintain, so we visited Degafloor’s office and spent a whole day completing trials to ensure our exact requirements could be met.’ The project, one of the largest resin flooring installations of recent years, was completed on time and to the satisfaction of Constellation Europe and their construction partners.


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