Vision Products has celebrated 25 years of business with a special Silver Anniversary Party at its headquarters.
The Council’s award-winning Vision Products, which provides cost-effective employment and development opportunities for people with disabilities, was started in 1993 following the amalgamation of the Llywnypia Workshop for the Blind and Disabled Workshop at Treforest,
Having relocated to Pontyclun 25 years ago, with the formation of Vision Products, the company has expanded greatly over the years. But its main aims, objectives and values remain the same after two-and-a-half decades.
When the company stared, its main activity was providing a knitting and tailoring service. It has since diversified and is now a thriving business, with a customer base now extended to local authorities, health boards, housing associations across Wales and the Church of Wales Diocese.
Councillor Geraint Hopkins, Cabinet Member for Adult Community Services and Welsh Language, said: “Vision Products has an amazing workforce, so passionate about their jobs and manufacturing first-class products.
“Over the years, the Vision Products brand has stood the test of time while at the same time changing and evolving.
“Based within the Council’s adult services, it provides valuable services to the communities of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend as it continues to help residents with their well-being and independence.
“The Vision Products headquarters is always a hive of activity, and no visitor can ever escape the warmth of the welcome afforded to them - from Welsh Government officials to overseas guests.
“Vision Products continues to work with people with disabilities and its apprenticeship programme for young people is recognised as good practice throughout the manufacturing industry.
“The workforce is always at the heart of Vision Products and I was delighted to join them as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations, looking back on the proud history but also looking forward to the future.”
To mark the 25th anniversary of Vision Products, a celebration cake was cut by employee Andrea Fleming. Every member of staff was also presented with a special 25th anniversary gift.
Run as a supported business as part of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, Vision Products aim is to provide a range of cost-effective and appropriate training and development opportunities to support individuals with disabilities.
This is done by the provision of the PVCu manufacturing department, the Integrated Community Equipment Service, Mobility Shops and the Technology and Servicing Department.
All high-quality products are designed to meet the specific requirements and specifications of its customers. Staff and management at Vision Products are dedicated and committed to meeting the needs of their clients while at the same time providing training opportunities for its disabled workforce.
Over the years the reputation of Vision Products has become established and is well-respected within the highly-competitive PVCu industry, both domestic and commercial.
Posted on Tuesday 15th January 2019