Boddingtons success at MTI Expo 2018

Award-winning plastics injection moulding manufacturer, Boddingtons, celebrated a very successful Med Tech Innovation (MTI) show in Coventry, April 24-25th.

The Kent-based manufacturer has already signed up for next year’s MTI event – booking a larger stand space in a prominent position. The 2018 MTI exhibition will take place at the NEC, Birmingham, May 15-16.

Boddingtons is currently visiting and hosting those customer companies who pitched proposals on its stand over the course of the two day exhibition

Managing Director Andy Tibbs said that ‘it was very pleasing that most of our visitors were already very well acquainted with most of the features and benefits of our manufacturing operations – not least our Class 7 cleanrooms and our services in legal and regulatory work.’

Boddingtons MTI ’18 visitors came very well prepared – with CAD drawings, product samples, and specific manufacturing enquiries and requests.

Chris Philpott, Boddingtons Business Development Manager for the sector said that ‘although we saw many old friends in the trade, the 2018 show produced many new business enquiries. There was a good footfall; the co-location of the pharmaceutical exhibition was helpful, and the two days served up much variety of enquiry, from blue chip OEM to small inventor and in all areas of the UK and abroad.’

Andy Tibbs noted that ‘med-tech contract manufacturing is a very detailed and long haul business. In Class 1 and 2 device production, for example, the regulators are crystal clear on the mandatory cleanroom needs.

As well as being FDA compliant and a 1stclass technical moulder, Boddingtons is delighted to supply all manner of additional services to med-tech customers – overmoulding, assembly, packaging, printing and labeling.’

For the past four years running Boddingtons has won awards for its design work in the med-tech sphere. And on the night of April 24that the first time of asking Boddingtons added the runner up trophy at the MTI Advancing Healthcare Awards for the range of its manufacturing services; highlighting the investment and contribution the company has made to the sector.

The company’s Med-Tech capabilities will next be exhibited at the annual Medica/Compamed show in Düsseldorf, Germany, November 12-15, 2018.

Boddingtons to shine at Med-Tech Innovation Expo, April 25-26

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Boddingtons returns to the MTI EXPO, Coventry, for the third year running and will present the growing features and benefits of its manufacturing operations – not least the capabilities of its Class 7 cleanrooms. Boddingtons is also in the running for the MTI Advancing Healthcare Awards – to be staged at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on the 1stevening of the show.

Expert Boddingtons personnel will be at hand throughout the MTI exhibition and will illustrate the company clean room capabilities through presentations and a specially commissioned video. The company’s Class 7 cleanrooms attracted much commercial attention at the MD&M West exhibition in Anaheim, California, Feb 6-8 this year.

Since the launch of its £4.6m manufacturing facility, Boddingtons has seized all opportunities to promote its world-class med-tech manufacturing services. Rewards, qualifications and awards have steadily accrued. Boddingtons is certified to ISO13485 and ISO9001 Quality Management Systems Requirements and is also compliant with FDA 21 CFR Part 820.

Boddingtons Managing Director Andy Tibbs expects MTI EXPO to provide customer interest in these manufacturing services. ‘For Class 1 and 2 device production the worldwide med-tech industries are crystal clear on the mandatory cleanroom needs. As well as being FDA compliant in these matters, Boddingtons is delighted to be able to supply these needs directly from our Marden manufacturing site.’

In recent months the current international business climate – via the strong dollar – has been weighted in favour of those qualified UK manufacturers who can quote and compete internationally; particularly into the busy US-based med-tech supply chain.

 

Export-led demand for Boddingtons manufacturing services is expected to grow significantly in the coming months and years.

 

Boddingtons Managing Director Andy Tibbs says that ‘once again MTI EXPO gives us a unique opportunity to further our med-tech business through meeting OEMs, designers, product developers and brand managers. We are looking forward to the exhibition immensely.’

 

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