Award-winning plastics injection moulding manufacturer, Boddingtons, will use Interplas 2017 to showcase the manufacturing services now available within its brand new £4.6m manufacturing facility.
The company’s new injection moulding plant was formally opened on November 1st last year by Lord Digby Jones who praised the vision and commitment of Boddingtons and the company’s investment in ‘these amazing new manufacturing facilities.’
Since the new factory launch, business has been brisk. The Class 7 Boddingtons clean rooms are now equipped with a total of eight moulding machines, beside the press automation, in line printing and other technical services, all producing a great variety of med-tech parts; from DNA sampling devices to needle holders, endoscopy products, pharmaceutical pump cartridges and many other med-tech devices.
Boddingtons client and contract moulding services in all markets range from conceptual design, prototyping, tooling, automation and full manufacture together with the added benefit of the company having its own dedicated Regulatory Manager on site.
All manufacturing programmes at Boddingtons come on line through the company’s gated New Production Introduction (NPI) process. This helps ensure that the customer’s financial and timeline risks are minimized.
Capital investment at the company is being matched by full-scale training in lean manufacturing techniques. A pilot class of six individuals from various Boddingtons departments began the training in November 2016 and will complete later this year, applying the new skills to various in-house projects.
Boddingtons Managing Director Andy Tibbs says that ‘ we see our people investment as essential – especially in view of the continuing development of the plastics processing industry, the advent of Industry 4.0 and our ever-increasing need for production excellence.’
Boddingtons has won the prestigious Plastics Industry Awards (Industrial Design category) for three years in a row; 2013-15. In 2016 the company won the prestigious Plastics Processor of Year category of award.
Boddingtons manufacturing credentials have been honed and perfected over the past sixty years. The company welcomes OEMS, product developers, brand managers and associate manufacturers to its Interplas 2017 stand H17 in order to discuss new business.