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One of the UK’s leading bespoke plastic manufacturers is celebrating one of its most successful business years to date after logging a year of strong sales, increased investment in infrastructure and an order book which as seen it work with some of the world’s largest brands.

Great Central Plastics – based in Daventry, Northamptonshire – has been trading for 21 years and in that time has carved a reputation as one of the UKs most progressive and experienced speciality tooling and moulded plastic product manufacturers.

The company – in this financial year alone – has worked on some of the largest global brands including producing feeding spoons for Petit Filous, manufacturing merchandise for hit reality TV show, Love Island, and creating novelty toasted bread stamps for the cinema blockbuster, Paddington.

And, not stopping there, the company is currently working with a global cosmetics leader to create a market leading, eco friendly make up brush cleaner that could revolutionise the cosmetics market.

Speaking about the company’s successful financial year, MD of Great Central Plastics, Tony Phillips said: “We are delighted to have come out of 2018 with such a successful year behind us.  In our 21-year trading history, this has got to go down as one of the most interesting, inspiring and successful years to date.  We have worked on some of the world’s most famous brands – which we are particularly proud of – and which, whilst most companies aspire to, is still an unbelievable achievement when it comes to fruition.

“Through this work, we have strengthened and bolstered our reputation as one of the UK’s leading and most innovative plastic product manufacturers, stopping at nothing to create and produce bespoke tooling and moulds that meet the exacting needs of these global brand leaders.”

And Great Central Plastics is not stopping there in its commitment to innovation with a recent £20,000 capital investment in new machinery that will further enable the business to develop bespoke and industry leading tooling and which will – once again – catapult the business beyond its competition and the industry norm.

This investment is coupled with an outlay on new LED and low carbon lighting throughout Great Central Plastic’s 10,500sqft manufacturing plant and which is estimated to save costs to both the business and its clients.

Speaking about the investment Tony added: “We are consistently looking at ways to reduce our costs and continue to manufacture efficiently at scale whereby any cost savings can be passed onto our clients.

“Our investment in new state of the art eco friendly lighting means we can continue to run our production facility at the optimum level and, in doing so, can make significant savings on our running costs, which can only benefit our clients longer term.”

Founded in 1998 Great Central Plastics – as far as the company is aware – is one of very few UK companies to offer bespoke tooling and moulded plastic products to a range of industrial clients.  The company has a reputation for excellence in sectors including entertainment, automotive, food, drink and industrial and, as part of its innovations in 2019, is already well underway developing and testing a range of biodegradable and environmentally friendly materials that will make the company the first of its kind to offer these products.

Great Central Plastics provides a full turnkey service, from concept through to manufacturing using state of the art CAD/CAM technology as well as top of the range plastic injection moulding equipment.

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