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SeaShield™ Systems Celebrate 50th Anniversary: 1972 – 2022

SeaShield™ corrosion control systems for jetty piles and marine structures are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2022. Over the last half century, the brand has continuously evolved and prospered, earning an enviable reputation for success, and becoming one of parent company Winn & Coales International’s best-selling product ranges.

First brought to market in 1972, SeaShield systems offer cost-effective, long-term protection to steel, timber and concrete piles, and marine structures exposed to the challenging and corrosive conditions found in splash zones, inter-tidal and subsea environments. A comprehensive range of solutions providing multiple levels of protection, from light-duty tape wrap systems through to heavy-duty HDPE and GRP jackets, can be tailored to suit individual project requirements. Regular product development and inspection of SeaShield applications around the world contribute to the high levels of technical expertise, support, and experience that Winn and Coales International can provide regarding effective pile protection and rehabilitation.

David Winn OBE Memorial Service & Lunch

On Friday 17th June, family, friends, and colleagues came together to celebrate the life of David Winn OBE with a private memorial service in the OBE Chapel at St Paul’s Cathedral, followed by a well-attended lunch at Plaisterer’s Hall in Central London.

From his role as Chairman of Winn & Coales International, his devotion to helping others through his charitable endeavours, and his passion for his old school, Eastbourne College, David Winn enriched the lives of so many and has left behind a great legacy since his passing in 2020. Guests from across the world from the Winn & Coales International group of companies and Eastbourne College came together and joined the Winn family and friends last week in a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man who is dearly missed by so many.

Thank you to all who attended and shared their many fond memories and stories of a beloved father, grandfather, chairman, colleague and friend.

Winn & Coales International Donates £35,000 for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Winn & Coales International Ltd has donated £35,000 for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

More than 4 million people have fled Ukraine since the conflict began. Leaving behind jobs, belongings and loved ones, they now face an uncertain future.

Intense conflict in Ukraine is threatening the lives and livelihoods of civilians across the country, with another 6.5 million displaced inside the country. Families have been separated. People have been injured. Lives have been lost.

Homes have been destroyed or are unsafe to live in. Critical infrastructure such as health facilities, water supplies and schools have also been damaged or destroyed.

At Ukraine’s borders with Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova, huge numbers of people are arriving with only what they can carry. In many places there are long waits to cross and scant facilities waiting for them on the other side, with temperatures dropping below freezing overnight.

There have also been increasing media reports of racism against people of colour who are being refused access to relief, aid and the right to cross the border to safety.

The DEC brings together 15 leading UK aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently at times of crisis overseas. DEC member charities including Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD and Save the Children are responding to the crisis directly or through local partners in Ukraine; while others including CARE International, Christian Aid and International Rescue Committee are working in neighbouring countries to help refugees fleeing across the borders.

Due to the breadth of the DEC membership, they can effectively support a range of vulnerable groups. The immediate and primary focus of the relief effort is to support internally displaced people and refugees fleeing the conflict. DEC charities will be supporting families with cash grants, food packages, warm clothing and shelter.

DEC charities will also focus on ensuring access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. They will be repairing vital water infrastructure; and setting up water points to provide sources of clean, readily available water for people who have been displaced from their homes. DEC charities will also support hospitals and other primary healthcare facilities with water, medicines, and medical equipment; also providing trauma care and protection.

This is a rapidly changing crisis. Events in Ukraine and the resulting refugee movement into surrounding countries will inform the ongoing needs assessments and the DEC member charities’ response.

We are proud to support The DEC, if you would like to read more or donate to this great cause, visit their website here:

The Winn & Coales International Group Stands With Ukraine

The Winn & Coales International Group expresses its shock and outrage at the unlawful invasion of Ukraine.

The group confirms its full support for the Government and people of Ukraine and will be actively supporting humanitarian efforts to help those affected by this crisis.

1982 – 2022 Celebrating 40 Years of Premier Coatings Ltd

Premier Coatings Ltd are proud to be celebrating 40 years of trading this year. Founded in 1982 and operating from Smarden in Kent, Premier Coatings Ltd specialise in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of corrosion prevention and chemical resistant coatings, linings, and waterproofing systems.

The company supplies reliable and cost-effective products to the Oil & Gas sector, Utilities sector, and construction industry. Their Products are supplied to a variety of National, ISO, and commercial standards. The Premseal™ range of waterproofing and gasproofing products are CE and UKCA marked, and the company operates under ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 quality and environmental management systems.

In 1997 Premier Coatings Ltd was acquired by anti-corrosion and sealing specialist Winn & Coales International, where it continued to prosper and in 2017 achieved a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade.

Steve Crawley, Managing Director of Premier Coatings Ltd commented, ‘This major milestone of 40 years could not have been achieved without the support of our employees, distributors, clients and the continual development of the company and its products. We are proud of our past and look forward to an exciting and successful future together.’

The 40-year success of Premier Coatings Ltd is a story of technical expertise coupled with high-quality, long-lasting products underpinned by continued investment in new manufacturing methods and technology.

Simpson Strong-Tie FX-70® is now SeaShield FX-70

Winn & Coales International Ltd has recently acquired the FX-70® Structural Piling Repair and Protection System from Simpson Strong-Tie. In 2022 our long-established SeaShield™ Systems will have provided 50 years of pile protection and rehabilitation systems for timber, steel, concrete piles, and marine structures. By adding the FX-70 system to the SeaShield range we are now able to offer clients a one-stop pile protection provider.

Since its debut in 1970, the FX-70 system was the first to use a custom-made tongue-and-groove seamed fiberglass jacket with a high-strength, water-resistant repair grout. The system has extensive case histories for timber, steel, and concrete pile applications and is an excellent addition to our range of products.

To learn more about the SeaShield FX-70 System and for all your pile protection and rehabilitation needs, you can contact your local representative directly by calling +44 (0) 1233 770 663 or by e-mailing us at

For more than 90 years, the Winn & Coales International Group of companies has been creating bespoke and off-the-shelf solutions that provide enduring protection against corrosion.  Through their seven subsidiary companies in the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia & New Zealand, together with their global network of distributors, they are able to provide their solutions to challenging corrosion problems all over the world.