Global manufacturers of high performance polyymers

History

The Makevale concept was born in the Ahir family kitchen in North London, in 1979. Before long, premises were hired in Stoke Newington and Makevale Ltd was established in 1980.

Production grew quickly, and in 1986 manufacturing was shifted from Stoke Newington to a larger site in Ware. The Ware factory allowed for greater manufacturing capacity and greater scope for R&D.

In 1999 Makevale acquired its facility in Blackpool, allowing the company to increase its polymer production and extend its Adicryl™ range. A five-year programme to modernise both UK sites resulted in greater efficiency and output.

From 2000-2005, the owners actively grew interests in distribution companies.

In 2006, Dr Val Ahir was joined by his son, Dr Samit Ahir, who is now the company’s CEO.

2008 saw Makevale integrate core functions and streamline business operations with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

In 2009 Makevale opened a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in India, allowing the company to extend its reach into the Asian markets and expand its product range.

2010 saw The Makevale Group’s work recognised with the highly prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.

From 2011-2012 the company created a flexible manufacturing set up. Client response was very positive.

In 2013 Makevale firmly established itself in Asia, especially in China. The company became the number one dental acrylics firm worldwide and introduced unified global business operations onto SAP.