Over 50 years – thank you Dave Moore!

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In today’s world it’s increasingly rare to find longevity or loyalty in business circles.

Boddingtons is very pleased this week to celebrate a notable exception.

Dave Moore joined our company as the England football team of Messrs Moore (no relation), Charlton, Ball, Stiles, Hurst and all prepared for its winning World Cup campaign.


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1966 also saw Harold Wilson’s Labour Party increase its Commons majority on the promise of the ‘white hot’ technology revolution; the launch of the Ford Cortina Mk 2; the completion of Centre Point, London, the launch of the first Hovercraft from Ramsgate to Calais and the first Nissan cars (Datsun model) seen in the UK.

As a young apprentice Dave joined Boddingtons just as the plastics industry was gearing up for a full post-war boom. The following year The Graduate movie came out and the young Dustin Hoffman’s character was urged to get into the industry – “one word – plastics”.

Looking back to those early days Dave recalls many pioneering methods on the shop floor, and much necessary production improvisation, particularly in relation to the movement and setup of heavy machinery and tools.

Production technology has changed in leaps and bounds but, according to Dave, the Boddingtons ethic has changed little over that time. ‘One of the most important factors here – for young and old – is that we have a great team spirit here. We support each other right across the board – and long may that practice remain,’ he says.

We held Dave’s ceremonies and the formalities on the due 50th date last year. And as Dave prepares to hang up his boots this summer, we wish him and his family all the very best for a very happy retirement. Dave Moore will always be very welcome in this particular corner of Kent.

Boddingtons in demand for medical moulding

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Keith Lawson, Boddingtons Commercial Manager, is pictured here at the company’s booth at last week’s exhibition in Stuttgart, Medtec Europe.


Business was brisk in Stuttgart as Boddingtons promoted its services for Class 1 and Class 2 device manufacturing; now housed in the company’s brand-new £4.6m factory and Class 7 clean rooms.

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Boddingtons shows at Medtec 2017 Stuttgart


This week sees leading injection moulder Boddingtons promoting its services for medical manufacturers at Medtec Europe, Messe Stuttgart, April 4-6 2017.

Andy Tibbs, Boddingtons Managing Director, says that ‘manufacturing services from Boddingtons are extremely competitive internationally at this time.

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Boddingtons targets US med-tech markets


Boddingtons enjoyed a successful visit earlier this month to the world’s largest annual Medtech event.

MD&M West celebrated its 32nd edition, located, as usual, in Anaheim California and played host as ever to some of the largest and most leading players in medical manufacturing.

Andy Tibbs, Boddingtons CEO, attended on behalf of the company. ‘The United States still leads the world in terms of med-tech, both for sheer size of products and for innovative plastics technology and innovation in this marketplace.

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The Boddingtons message understood

Our new factory launch on November 1st last year was a very big event in the life of our company.

One of the most pleasing aspects of our launch was the way in which Boddingtons services and Boddingtons ambitions were very clearly understood by all our guests and customers – and none more so than in the person of our guest speaker, Lord Digby Jones.

We managed to get some time-to-camera with Lord Jones, who summarised the essence of our event here. Lord Jones is always expressive and very understanding of the needs of industry. We hope you enjoy this short interview here.


Boddingtons brings on the youth


Sometimes careers and working life find a natural meeting point where personal aptitude and company needs are happily matched, and where ‘round peg meets round hole’.

Naturally, it helps a great deal when people are aware of their strengths, aptitudes and aspirations. Ben Mellor, for example (pictured above) knew from an early age that his interest and talent lay in all things mechanical.

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Boddingtons set to LEAD through 2017


Each and every morning the production team at leading injection moulder, Boddingtons, assembles in order to check progress and to brainstorm solutions and cross-functional issues.

This commitment and these meetings are all part and parcel of the confidence shown by the company in investing in its new £4.6 million advanced injection-moulding plant. The company expertise also plays a key factor in the business winning a number of awards, most recently the 2016 Plastics Processor of the Year.

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Boddingtons set for shows throughout 2017

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Leading manufacturing services provider Boddingtons begins the New Year in readiness for a full exhibiting and marketing schedule.

The company’s exhibition diary begins with the Southern Manufacturing show, Farnborough, in late March and will then take in three international med-tech events as well as a significant exhibiting presence at Interplas 2017.

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