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Sigmat: Building success at Yorkshire ‘Manufacturer of the Year’

Innovative construction specialist invests in manufacturing capabilities and service offering to expand across the UK.

  • Construction & property
  • Industrials

Sigmat is the UK market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of pre-engineered light gauge building systems.

Deal type
  • Management buyout

Sigmat is the UK’s first light-gauge steel framing (LGSF) company to offer the complete cycle of design, manufacture, assembly and construction, which ensures that the business is uniquely invested in the quality and delivery of its work.

Thanks to consistent innovation, technical expertise and reliability, Sigmat is recognised as the UK’s leading specialist in the market and builds up to 1,100m² on-site every two weeks.

Expanding facilities

LDC backed the management buyout in September 2016 – when it was known as PAW Holdings – to support the company’s pursuit of organic growth.

Following LDC’s investment, Sigmat’s management team further invested in its manufacturing capabilities and service offering, enabling the business to continue to meet the demands of its key clients.

The business launched a new 50,000 sq. ft Contract Support Centre, designed to support its on-site operations around the country, which proved a major step forward in terms of its capacity to serve customers.

At the same time, it opened new offices in Teesside and made a £2m investment into a Leeds production facility in order to meet growing demand.

Producing local success

In March 2018, Sigmat was named Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m) at the Made in Yorkshire Awards, with the judges praising it for having “a great strategy and implementing it in a phased basis. It has had fabulous success throughout the region growing its market share with a unique selling point.”

LDC continues to support Sigmat’s growth strategy as the company looks to capitalise on its position as the UK’s market leader.


Best Use of Steel Technology

Offsite Awards 2019

Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 List

2018 & 2019

Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m)

Made in Yorkshire Awards 2018