FLI Group

FLI Group

FLI Group

The Group was founded in 1989 by its current Executive Chairman and majority shareholder, Michael Flynn. FLI International Limited sits at the top of the Group structure. Subsidiary companies FLI Energy Limited, VertaseFLI Limited, FLI Water Limited and FLI France SAS are active respectively in energy (anaerobic digestion), contaminated land remediation, water & wastewater and geosynthetics solutions. Our origins lie in the geosynthetics business providing engineered landfill lining solutions in Ireland, UK, throughout Europe and globally on a project basis. With this business activity, FLI grew and was able to make the investments that have transformed the company to where it is today. In the last 10 years we have acquired a complementary geosynthetics business in France, a land remediation company in the UK and two water/wastewater technology and services companies in the UK.

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Six Cross Roads Business Park, Carriganard , Waterford , Ireland

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Business Type:
Engineering service provider
Industry Type:
Environmental
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1989

In addition we have entered the anaerobic digestion market organically and 2011 was a key breakthrough year for us in this domain.

We continue to grow organically in our key sectors not only in the UK and Ireland but also in France and other selected locations around the world.

FLI has grown both organically and by targeted acquisition in growth sectors since its incorporation in February 1989. It’s origins lie in the geosynthetics business providing engineered landfill lining solutions in Ireland, UK, throughout Europe and indeed the rest of the world. With this business activity FLI grew and was able to make the investments that have transformed the company to where it is today. In the last 10 years we have acquired a complementary lining business in France, a land remediation company in the UK and two water/wastewater technology and services companies in the UK. In addition we have entered the anaerobic digestion market organically and 2012 was a key breakthrough year for us in this domain.

Throughout this period, Michael Flynn has been at the helm and has overseen the continuing professionalization of a company with an entrepreneurial and customer focused spirit.

We continue to grow organically in our key sectors not only in the UK and Ireland but also in France and other selected locations around the world.

1987: Business founded by Michael Flynn
1989: FLI International Ltd incorporated
1990: UK market entry
2000: France market entry
2003: Acquisition of Solmax lining business in France and integration with FLI France branch business
2005: Acquisition of Vertase Ltd – land remediation business in UK
2007: Acquisition of Brightwater and ABiC water businesses in UK
2008: 3NRG established
2011: FLI Energy breakthrough year

At the core of our values as a company is our respect for the environment and the desire to provide solutions to make the world a cleaner and more sustainable place.

Everything we do is driven by environmental regulation and enforcement of those regulations. Therefore as an organisation we are drawn to those territories and clients which value the environment and respect environmental regulation and enforcement as we do.

The greater part of our turnover is generated in the UK with France and Ireland also being core territories for us. We have a diverse client base but there are some common themes. Many of our clients are private sector organisations, themselves mandated to provide a public service. These might be developers of anaerobic digestions plants (energy), private land or housing developers (remediation), private or public water companies in UK or Ireland (water) or landfill operators or mining companies (geosynthetics). Our clients are often blue chip organisations, which themselves value their own brands and the importance of respecting environmental compliance.

We have a portfolio of activities each with its own set of dynamics and maturities. Our energy and remediation sectors are in fast growth mode, while our water and geosynthetics business units operate in more stable although large markets.

Our divisional structure reflects the range of our activities while our culture and behaviours are reflected through the group and in all the territories we operate in.