Fortis IBA welcomes new General Manager to Ridham Dock IBA Processing Facility

December 10, 2022

We are delighted to welcome Tim Palmer, General Manager of the Ridham Dock IBA Processing Facility to Fortis IBA Ltd. Tim’s experience in operations management spans a variety of organisations throughout the UK and Japan where he has worked across a number of industries including manufacture of high-volume engineering steels, the complex and bespoke manufacture of high value super alloys as well as the production of high-volume low margin commodity items within the concrete products and plastic extrusion and injection moulding sectors.

The new Ridham Dock IBA Processing Facility is an advanced development facility in the South East which will be shortly operational. Once complete, it has the capacity to process 400,000 tonnes of IBA, generating 320,000 tonnes of Fortistone® IBA Aggregate into the local construction market.

Tim said: “I am delighted to have joined the Fortis IBA team as General Manager of Fortis’ latest facility.  Over the last few weeks, I have very much enjoyed meeting everyone and getting to know more about our business and in particular employee ideas, views and expectations of our exciting new processing facility in Kent.

The philosophies that I subscribe to and adopt are based on some very simple and effective ideas and processes. Fundamentally, I believe in the power of working together as teams to achieve success and security for the business and its employees. I am also a strong advocate of visual, open and effective communication, sharing and using information throughout the organisation in order to allow us to make good, well-informed decisions that are consistent with the company’s values and objectives. Openness and transparency provide a basis for ensuring that people know what is expected and needed of them, helping us all to succeed and perform well. It also helps to develop and drive a culture where we are comfortable challenging the status quo and focussed on delivering evolutionary improvements in performance.”