ActionPlas invest 1 million into expansion

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With a recent £1 million investment for expansion, ActionPlas Ltd. has grown into one of the largest speciality machinists and suppliers of plastics in the United Kingdom.

Established in 1989, the family-run business has continued to invest in staff and state-of-the-art machinery to consistently offer exceptional service encompassing competitive pricing and excellent lead times.

“Our ambition is to become the leading provider of specialist machined plastic components in the UK,” says Chris Wray, ActionPlas MD.

The company strives to deliver innovative solutions to support customers spanning multiple industries including food & beverage, personal care, automotive, pharmaceuticals, and leisure. Chris comments of the team, “We aim for consistent quality and satisfaction every time across each touchpoint in the customer journey, which is why I believe many of our loyal customers have been with us for over 20 years”.

In response to drastically increasing demand and with ventures into new industries on the horizon, ActionPlas intends to achieve targeted growth with a £1 million Investment. Focusing primarily on increasing production levels, the business plans to achieve economies of scale across various products and services. Investment objectives include increasing floor space from 10,000 sq. ft. to 25,000 sq. ft and increasing capacity with the introduction of two new machines. The investment also sees new jobs being created, with the business bringing on board 6 new team members in various roles including machine operatives, mechanical design engineers and sales with representatives now spanning the UK.

With the introduction of the apprentice program and onboarding of three CNC machining apprentices from the local area, ActionPlas is taking steps to address the UK’s engineering sector skills gap. The objective of the program is to motivate and train young engineers, helping them achieve high professional standards, build their confidence and enjoy the role in the hope that they remain with the business in the long term.

Chris Wray, MD comments:

“The £1m investment has come at the right time for the business, we need to invest to keep up with demand! It’s really exciting, and we’re hoping that the moves we’re making will increase turnover, profits and business stability so we can continue to grow and innovate”.

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