Boddingtons Class 7 captured on film

Boddingtons is using the medium of video to communicate the features and benefits of its new Class 7 cleanroom manufacturing environments.

Last month, CEO Andy Tibbs showed a newly commissioned video production to several purchasers and OEM visitors at the USA’s MD&M West exhibition, located, as usual, in Anaheim California.

Andy says that ‘it was a pleasure to once more network in depth with the North American med-tech marketplace. Video presentations are so immediate and clear. It was a great time saver to be able to demonstrate the features of the Boddingtons Class 7 clean room services in some visual detail. Our capabilities for the manufacture of Class 1 and Class 2 medical devices are second to none and our FDA compliance puts us in the running for several important opportunities Stateside.’

Andy adds that ‘the current international business climate – via the strong dollar – is currently weighted in favour of qualified UK manufacturers supplying the US med-tech supply chain. We fully intend to be in their number.’

The next outing for Boddingtons med-tech marketing will be in the UK at the Med Tech Innovation (MTI) EXPO exhibition, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, April 25-26th.

The company returns to MTI EXPO for the third year running with a new exhibition stand. The newly commissioned video will play its part in showing all the Boddingtons med-tech competencies.

Expert Boddingtons personnel will be at hand throughout the MTI exhibition

For the past four years running Boddingtons has won awards for its design work in the med-tech sphere with more contenders in the pipeline for 2018.

Andy Tibbs says that ‘once again the MTI EXPO show will give us a unique opportunity to further our med-tech business through meeting OEMs, designers, product developers and brand managers. We are really looking forward to the event in late April.’

Apprentices – lifeblood of the Boddingtons future

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A glance at any successful football or rugby team today will attest to the fact that a strong and lively academy usually implies a strong first team. All professionals need to learn their trade somewhere at sometime – and strong manufacturing companies are no exception to the rule.  In recent years Boddingtons has been steadily investing in its youngsters and apprentices; knowing that skills on the shop floor need careful and tailor made training, as well as a programme of general technical knowledge.  We talked to one such Boddingtons apprentice, Robbie Boorer, about his work and technical study at the company.

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Boddingtons – Class 7 business already from Interplas 17

Award-winning plastics injection moulding manufacturer, Boddingtons, celebrates a successful Interplas 2017 in which the company has already clinched a number of new business prospects with more to follow over the coming weeks.

Managing Director Andy Tibbs was present throughout the three-day exhibition. ‘In some ways the Interplas show represents the fruit of our company’s marketing activities over the past 18 months: New customers immediately sought us out at the NEC, already equipped with drawings, specifications and, in some cases, NDA agreements for us to sign.

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Regulatory affairs – taking care of business

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A large part of the customer service at Boddingtons includes services in legal and regulatory affairs. This aspect is particularly important in relation to new product launches, and in most work done for sectors such as healthcare and medical.

We talked to Shimaa Elsawy about her essential work in this area at Boddingtons.

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Injection Moulding with Boddingtons


Creating value with additional services

Winning the business (tooling, moulding, and assembly) is just the first step towards a full manufacturing partnership with clients.

Boddingtons Class 7 cleanroom manufacturing environment often attracts business that simply needs to be there. Boddingtons offer the full manufacturing package including regulatory support.

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Working with quality


In business for over 80 years, Boddingtons continues to invest in the successive generations coming forward. Over the past thirty years matters of Quality and Quality Assurance have come to separate the leading moulders from the pack.


We talked to Alex Grindley, Age 23, about his work in this important area at the company.


Alex – welcome to the website blog. Firstly, what prior work and experience equipped you for your current role at Boddingtons?

I qualified as a Quality Technician through an apprenticeship scheme achieving a Level 3 advanced apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering whilst gaining experience in the quality field in my role as a Quality Technician for an Engineering Company manufacturing metal, plastics and composite products for the Aerospace & Automotive sectors.

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Equipment maintenance – key to success

What price can you put upon a stopped production line? Sometimes the inconvenience and embarrassment to your reputation can far outweigh the moulding machine down time.

Boddingtons good manufacturing practices ensure that this scenario is never entertained. For example, the company maintains at least one spare screw and barrel for every injection moulding machine deployed on site.


All injection moulding machines at Boddingtons have a duplicate screw and barrel – for quick tool changes, fast lead times and preventative maintenance .

Boddingtons operates moulding screws in the 20mm to 100mm size range and performs some three to four injection barrel changes per week.

The majority of these screws are through hardened; effectively abrasion and corrosion resistant in order to reduce wear. The hardened metal offers some 30% improvement in performance and screw lifetime. And since the replacement spare policy was introduced at Boddingtons,  the company has not yet needed to replace a single screw or barrel.

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