About Us

We certainly look a lot different from when the company started out in 1956.  Expansion has continued on the same site and the factory area now exceeds 66,000 square feet.  We employ over 140 staff, with a turnover in excess of £10 million.

Rutland Plastics is still a privately owned custom moulder of quality bespoke products for a wide variety of industries. Throughout the company’s development, we have remained steadfastly dedicated to building strong partnerships with both customers and suppliers, while consciously investing in areas that add real value to these relationships.

We were awarded Investors in People back in 1995, and have since added a number of accreditation’s: Quality Management ISO9001:2008 (previously BS5750/ISO9002), and building on ISO9001, we have attained Medical Devices Quality Management ISO13485.  In addition, we hold the standard for Environmental Management ISO14001.

£10 Million

Turnover

140

Employees

30

Injection Moulding Machines

60 Years

of experience

A brief

History

Originally the company manufactured its own range of plastic products from artificial flowers to children’s toys.

Cheap imports led to Rutland Plastics diversifying more into injection moulding for other companies including such things as car nameplates and push-buttons for Ford.

Turnover exceeded £1 million for the first time in 1977 coinciding with winning a British Gas contract for pipe fittings worth £1/2 million.

In the 1980’s we jointly developed with one of our customers the electrofusion process for pipe fittings. The latest variation is the buried lead approach for which we hold the patent.

Demand for custom moulding of large plastic products led to investment in increasingly bigger moulding machines. The 1250 tonne machine was purchased in 1990 and a 1700 tonne machine was added in 2004. A further 1700 tonne machine was introduced in 2011.

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Meet the Team

Here are some of the faces from behind the scenes. They are just part of a much larger, dedicated work force that literally keep the plastic flowing 24/7 at Rutland Plastics.

Steve Ayre

Steve Ayre

Managing Director
Stuart Johnston

Stuart Johnston

Director
Mark Dolby

Mark Dolby

Financial Controller
Alistair Forbes

Alistair Forbes

Operations Manager
Colleen Gibson

Colleen Gibson

Buyer
Saria Monsen-Elvik

Saria Monsen-Elvik

Marketing Manager
Jill Wright

Jill Wright

Sales Admin
Carl Martin

Carl Martin

Technical Manager
Simon Grainger

Simon Grainger

Design Engineer
Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson

Design Engineer
Antony Palfreyman

Antony Palfreyman

Design Engineer
Danny Williams

Danny Williams

Moulding Technician
Kerry Allen

Kerry Allen

Maintenance Manager
Neil Smith

Neil Smith

Senior Moulding Technician
Lee Hatton

Lee Hatton

Quality Assurance Manager
Vicki Howe

Vicki Howe

Quality Assurance Administrator