Our History

Since 1946 when the original business was established (Rowland Adams Metals), a relationship with insulation, eventually becoming Panel Technology begun.

Expertise and experience were primarily around temperature control. But in the late 1990’s, the company started to produce a high-quality pharmaceutical cleanroom panel utilising a precision-engineered aluminium honeycomb core.

As the tolerance and quality requirements in this market were of paramount importance, these expectations became normality and an ability to produce specialist and bespoke composite panels in quantity and to a high standard lead to the formation of Gilcrest Manufacturing in 2002.

The same management and ownership have remained since the formation of Gilcrest, as has the desire to offer a high-quality product with ethics at the heart of all activities.