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Counterplas invests in larger moulding machinery

Posted on 24 Nov 2019 and read 943 times
Counterplas invests in larger moulding machinerySouth Staffordshire Counterplas Ltd, a plastic injection moulding specialist, is investing in new larger moulding machinery and other equipment at its 68,000ft2 facility in Walsall.

The company (www.counterplas.co.uk) moved into the new premises in 2018 (from its previous site in West Bromwich) and has ambitious plans for further expansion.

Having increased its turnover by more than 50% to £6 million, it has now installed two new machines, marking the first step of a five-year replacement and enhancement programme.

Supported by ‘state of the art’ ancillary equipment — including robotics, blenders, dosers, chillers and hot-runner controllers — the new machines will ‘future-proof’ the company, ensuring high levels of repeatability, precision, reliability and efficiency.

Paul Isherwood, Counterplas managing director, said: “Following our move, it was always the plan to invest heavily in new machinery and focus on extending our ability to mould bigger parts and provide a consistently high quality of service to customers.

"In addition, our new machines will markedly increase our efficiency through automation and significant power savings.”

In addition to spending on new production equipment, Counterplas now intends to recruit more people — and assist its current staff with training and personal development programmes.