Having been established over 40 years, PPE joined the HL Display AB group in 2009 to become a fully integrated business known as HL Display UK Ltd.
PPE, where it all began
In 1971, Ted and Gwen Parker (soon to be joined by their sons, Neil and Nigel Parker) established PP Enterprise, undertaking plastics fabrication for local industries. In the 1980s, the business diversified into promotional items and rapidly established itself as a major supplier of a wide range of leaflets dispensers and cardholders.
Due to significant growth, the business moved to larger premises in Harlow, Essex in 1984 and finally settled down in an impressive 5.5 acre site with a 130,000 sq ft facility.
Achieving the Queen's Award
In 1988, PPE began to export, increasing the company's turnover to £6m over the following four years. This became so successful that the company was awarded the Queen's Award for export achievement. The business continued to grow and PPE acquired companies including: POSC (2000), Interbin Storage & Display (2005) and Dauman Displays (2006). They also extended their facility in Harlow, increasing the premises to 190,000 sq ft by adding warehouses and investing in new machinery.
A solid partnership
PPE, now HL Display UK Ltd, joined HL Display AB, a leading international supplier of products and solutions for in-store communication and merchandising to the retail sector. HL Display Group operates in 48 markets throughout Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia.