Manuplastics has a long history in design innovation of plastic products going as back to the early 1930’s. In the early 1980’s the idea was conceived to design and manufacture the first single dosing tablet dispenser which later became the highly successful global brand known as Sweetex. Back then, the design process was very customary with hand drawn sketches, technical drawings and traditional wooden models being utilised to develop and launch the final product.
These days, although we retain that same critical innovation thought process, Manuplastics has continued to invest in its Design & Development team with the introduction of Solid Works 3D CAD capabilities and have recruited highly qualified graduate engineers that bring the very latest technology ideas to a very experienced design team.
The latest technology in the new Design function enables us to take initial product concepts and very quickly create 3D designs, branded screen shot presentations and rapid prototype models to support your all your NPD programmes. So closely are they aligned to customer needs, you can regard them as your own packaging design team. Whatever concept they create, you can be sure it will embody the functional requirements of your product in a package that is practical to manufacture and distribute.
We are constantly working towards more cost effective, environmentally friendly packaging solutions to either strengthen our own standard range or develop bespoke brand concepts.
Here at Manuplastics we have a passion for manufacturing the highest quality injection moulded components from jars and lids to food containers and caps. Our new production facility in SW London has been created specifically with fully integrated services for mass production. The plastic raw material is stored in bulk silos and fed directly to the presses where the master batch is dosed to create any colour components you may require.
Production automation is fundamental to Manuplastics future growth and there are now several fully automated robotic cells streamlining the component journey from press to packaging.
Manuplastics is very sensitive of the environmental issues surrounding the plastics industry and manufacturing in general, therefore, we have a post ten year old press replacement policy with the very latest electric/hybrid technology moulding machines that are more efficient and economical to run.
The planning department is one of the key features/benefits of Manuplastics providing market leading production flexibility. Product to market time scales are always crucial, especially in retail and we appreciate our clients ever changing pressures on delivery schedules, colour changes and varying product mix, which are all vital to supporting our customers delivery demands.
Custom moulding is the ideal way to create exclusive designs and virtually everything is conducted in-house including concept design through to tool procurement, production, and product assembly. A dedicated project manager helps bring your concept to life guiding you through every step of the way advising on best style, material and decoration options.
At Manuplastics, quality management remains a priority and is based on consistent quality assurance checks that start with the delivery of raw materials to the manufacturing site and end with delivery to the customer. Our high product quality standards are ensured by continuous in-process inspections and spot checks. This enables us to guarantee our products according to certified BS EN ISO 9001:2008 quality standards.
We take our responsibility for environmental protection seriously and environmental awareness is self-evident at Manuplastics modern purpose built production facility. As a valued supplier to The Body Shop we are aware of our commitment to Ethical protocols and the monitoring methods required, ensuring we work to and with our suppliers who share our vision of progressively improving working conditions around the world.
In addition to these quality and environmental accreditations Manuplastics has also been awarded the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard For Packaging & Packaging Materials.
Tooling plays a major part of any moulding process and Manuplastics has always invested in the best injection mould tools that complement our product volumes. We have long standing relationships with UK, European and Asian toolmakers who all support our development programmes with multi cavity tools capable of running 24/7 high volume manufacturing. We have our own in house tool-room that maintains and services all our tools to a planned service schedule which is critical to 24/7 production operation.
Completing the service is our ability to offer fully automated packing facilities. This ensures efficient, clean and cost effective packing for your products with the added benefit of reducing any potential contamination through manual handling.