Leading injection moulder and med-tech supplier Boddingtons will market its newly launched £4.6m state-of-the-art injection moulding factory at the prestigious Compamed exhibition, Düsseldorf, November 14-17.
On Tuesday November 1st Lord Digby Jones formally opened the Boddingtons £4.6m state-of-the-art injection moulding plant in Marden, Kent
Lord Jones inspired his audience of customers and suppliers with post-Brexit words of encouragement for British manufacturing. ‘British manufacturing has a pearl of opportunity at this moment – and we should seize it,’ he said. Lord Jones also praised the Boddingtons team for its ‘amazing new manufacturing facilities’ and for the company’s forward thinking and strategic investments in plant, people and technology.
Prior to Lord Jones’s speech, Boddingtons Managing Director Andy Tibbs presented to a capacity audience of over 90 guests including key customers, suppliers, Helen Grant, local MP and members of the local and trade press.
A capacity audience of customers, suppliers and press listen to Lord Digby Jones exhort Boddingtons and British manufacturing to further success.
On Tuesday November 1st Lord Digby Jones will open the Boddingtons £4.6m state-of-the-art injection moulding plant in Marden, Kent, with words of encouragement for British manufacturing.
Former Government Minister and CBI Director General, Lord Digby Jones was a noted pro-Brexit supporter, pre-referendum. Since June 23 he continues to promote a grass roots and self-determining approach to UK government, business, trade and industry.
‘It gives me great pleasure to help support this new, high-value manufacturing venture at Boddingtons,’ he says. ‘More than ever the time is right for a renewed belief in ourselves and our home-grown skills and talents – using these in the service of innovation, growth, sales and exports.
The prestigious 2016 Processor of the Year Plastics Industry Award will be presented front and centre when Lord Digby Jones formally opens the new Boddingtons factory on Tuesday November 1st.
Boddingtons scooped the industry’s top prize at the annual awards at London’s Hilton Hotel on Friday September 30th.
Prior to September 30th Boddingtons had won the design category three years in a row. This is the first time the Marden based injection moulding company has won the Processor of the Year accolade.
Always the most keenly contested category – Boddingtons saw off very keen competition from major moulding groups to win the prize.
Managing Director Andy Tibbs says that ‘we are delighted to add 2016 Processor of the Year to our trophy cabinet. Our new £4.6m state-of-the-art facility undoubtedly played a part in this year’s competition. However, for me, the winning factor has been the contribution of all our people at all levels. We are looking forward very much to our factory opening day on November 1st, which will open up yet another chapter in the growth story of Boddingtons.’
Leading med-tech supplier Boddingtons will be promoting its new £4.6m state-of-the-art injection moulding plant at the Compamed Exhibition, Düsseldorf, November 14-17, 2016.
Boddingtons exhibits at the world’s premier med-tech show for the first time this year. The company will travel to Germany in November with a full array of promotional materials relating to its new manufacturing plant, Class 7 Clean Room and med-tech manufacturing services.
Kent-based Boddingtons opens its new £4.6m state-of-the-art injection moulding plant on the morning of Tuesday November 1st.
At 12.15pm former Government Minister and CBI Director General, Lord Digby Jones will formally declare the new factory open for business. Over one hundred guests are expected to join Boddingtons management and staff in celebration and activities through the day.
Demand for the new Class 7 Clean Room manufacturing services is expected to be immediate. A portion of the afternoon of November 1st has therefore been set aside for one-to-one tours and meetings with customers, designers and product specifiers.
Even the most mature markets for plastics products are prone to radical change, and for various reasons: Last year, for example, saw the introduction of the BS 5534 standard to the roofing industry; a measure that required the industry to develop a mechanical tile ‘fix’, no longer reliant on mortar alone.
One product supplier to the building trade took the opportunity to work with leading contract manufacturer, Boddingtons, to see if the Kent-based injection moulder could reduce the cost, complexity and variety of fix solutions by redesigning the basic product.