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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Manufacturing with Boddingtons – new series

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Lord Digby Jones paid tribute to a number of Boddingtons qualities in launching the business’s brand-new £4.6m facility in November 2016. Chief among these was the company’s investment in people and in continuous improvement methods at the Marden, Kent plant.

Some of the fruits of these people investments at Boddingtons are already reaping rewards: Six months ago we reported on the LEAD-base training that was underway. This consists of a pilot programme of lean-based training involving a cross functional team of eight people from several disciplines at the company.

The 1st stage of the theoretical training is now nearly complete and the first Boddingtons team to qualify is now applying its know-how on the shop floor. The team is empowered to self-select its future work remit and has chosen a project in the Boddingtons assembly area to apply the lean lessons learned.

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Interplas 2017 Stand: H17



Award-winning plastics injection moulding manufacturer, Boddingtons, will use Interplas 2017 to showcase the manufacturing services now available within its brand new 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.’

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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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Boddingtons in demand for medical moulding

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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