Emafyl began with its production of extruded polystyrene in the 1980's by Howard Simons. Our growth was so successful, that in 1996 we received the Queen's Award for Export Achievement. We still continue to expand especially into the architectural market. We maintain our status as the world leader in the production of extruded polystyrene mouldings for the picture frame industry. Our factory is sited in Woolwich on the River Thames, just a stones throw from the Thames Barrier.
This makes us one of the few companies, in our industry still producing mouldings in the UK. Because of this, we are able to maintain control of the quality, which is why it is still considered to be the best. This is why we are proud to say… BUY BRITISH.
Our sister company, D & J Simons & Sons Ltd, has an even longer history dating back to 1900. Founded by Davis Simons as a manufacturer and supplier to the reproduction furniture industry.
He was succeeded by his son Jack, who passed it onto his 3 sons, Stephen, Howard and Brian. It is from here, the roots of Emafyl began Both companies work side by side, even from the same offices in Hackney Road, Shoreditch. Another advantage for our customers who get the benefit of all our products under one roof.