Our Capability

Panel Systems are global suppliers of insulated building products, CNC machined panels, Styrofoam, architectural panels and external cladding.

We’ve been bringing our customers a unique manufacturing capability and an unrivalled range of fabricated products since 1974. Construction, automotive, packaging, lightweight staging, caravans and marine are just some of the markets we operate in. Our reputation for excellence and track record make us a manufacturer you can always rely on.


Panel Systems are global suppliers of insulated building products, CNC machined panels, Styrofoam, architectural panels and external cladding.


We have three sites covering 60,000 square feet and a 50-strong team of customer service staff, CAD designers, production operatives and logistics specialists. The scale of our operation means we can always deliver what you want, when you need it.


With extensive experience of logistics, we have an excellent record of developing strong supply partnerships with our customers. We deliver our products throughout the UK and worldwide. Our production and distribution facilities are centrally located in Sheffield with good motorway access for delivery or collection. Customers can also place orders via our online shop.

Meet the team

Chris Ibbotson

Managing Director

Over the past 40 years, Chris has built a business with a reputation for innovative panel and insulation solutions for many industries. With his vision Panel Systems has grown to become a global supplier of outstanding quality fabricated products.

Danny Phelan

National Sales Manager

Danny leads the Sales Team developing new business for our three divisions and taking care of our key customers. Having recently celebrated 25 years with the company, he has an in-depth knowledge of the industries we work in, and the right products for diverse applications.

Carol Fairburn

Central Services Manager

Carol is responsible for the day-to-day running of administration, accounts, human resources and payroll and has been with us since 1986.

Sue Stafford

Operations Manager

Sue has responsibility for the Parkwood production facility and has more than 20 years’ experience in the panel and insulation industry. She oversees fabrication of building insulation, composite panels, pressed metal products and portable staging.

Pauline Harris

Operations Manager

Pauline heads up our Foam Fabrication and Distribution division in Waleswood and also has more than two decades of experience in the foam plastics industry. Her responsibilities range from purchasing to dispatch, giving her complete control to ensure that our customers’ interests are always top priority.

The Environment

At Panel Systems we are committed to sustainable working practices that benefit our environment. This includes recycling waste which is collected and used in other manufacturing processes. Plastics and foam are cut and recycled and our offices are committed to paper waste reduction. We also work with environmentally friendly products such as Styrofoam A-grade, which offers very low Global Warming Potential (GWP) and Zero Ozone Depletion Potential.

Architectural and Composite Panels Division

Composite & Insulated panels for a wide range of applications including Facades, Dry Lining, Transport, CNC Sheet Metal Fabrication & Portable Lightweight Staging

Foam Fabrication and Distribution Division

Specialising in hot-wire cutting of Styrofoam to any thickness and distributors of Craftfoam, Floormate, Roofmate and Thermhex

CNC Machining and Cutting Services Division

CNC machining and cutting of sheet materials including Solid Grade Laminate, Colorplas Polyethylene, Styrofoam and External Cladding Brands for facades.