Providing Solutions to Make Ground Good Since 1976

Our founder, a fully qualified engineer was engaged with the design of Waste Water Treatment Design for North West Water in 1975 when he came across a new product which was still in its infancy within the United Kingdom.

He left the Water Authority at the beginning of 1976 set up trading as a partnership as P.W.Watkins & Co and set about finding a supplier to work with to enable him to promote and assist the thousands of projects which were being designed and set out to provide a service to introduce geotextiles into the UK market. The situation in those days was vastly different from today as the use of geotextiles was virtually unknown and the journey began!

Over the years the use of these materials has grown into a fully recognised industry with many different products and applications.

Stratec, now a trading division of Swiftec Global Ltd are proud to be one of the longest established companies providing these materials still in existence today!

Our materials have been used on literally thousands of projects the length and breadth of the country and  we are focussed on continuing this vision into the third generation.

Stratec is focussed on providing solutions to makegroundgood® drawing on our vast experience within this industry. 



We love providing resources and design advice to our Clients to assist them to make ground good for their clients.


We love to protect and use the earth’s resources in a sustainable way to enhance the structures of tomorrow for the benefit of mankind

Our Vision

to be the most trusted advisor for ground improvement solutions in our markets

Today we specialise in:

  • Separation
  • Reinforcement
  • Filtration
  • Erosion Control Containment
  • Load Transfer
  • Stabilisation

We operate in the following sectors:

  • Utilities and Energy
  • Roads and Infrastructure
  • Rail and Aviation
  • Ports and Harbours
  • Construction and Housing
  • Flood Defence



High Performance Geosynthetics For Earth Engineering