About Us

PRIVATELY OWNED UK CUSTOM PLASTIC INJECTION MOULDER

We certainly look different today from when the company first started out injection moulding in 1956. Expansion has continued on the same site and the factory area now exceeds 66,000 square feet. We employ over 130 staff, with a turnover in excess of £14 million.

Today Rutland Plastics is still a privately owned custom injection moulder of quality bespoke products for a wide variety of industries. Throughout the company’s development, we have retained a steadfast dedication 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 ISO9001:202015 (previously BS5750/ISO9002), and building on ISO9001, we have attained Medical Devices Quality Management ISO13485:2016. In addition, we hold the standard for Environmental Management ISO14001:2015.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORT FOR EXCEPTIONAL IDEAS

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

  • Aleks Morozovas
  • Andy Cripps
  • Andy Taylor
  • Bernie McDonald
  • Colleen Gibson
  • Dan Moody
  • Dave Dixon
  • Dem Roulston
  • Ellis Kiddell
  • Fiona Minckley
  • Jane Stevenson
  • Jason Bell
  • Jill Wright
  • James Adams
  • Karolina Moody
  • Kev Baker
  • Leanne Howard
  • Lee Hatton
  • Lucy Kapetanovic
  • Lynne Flaxman
  • Mark Dolby
  • Martin Deacon
  • Martin Thwaites
  • Max Cooke
  • Michelle Alexander
  • Mick O'Brien
  • Paul Thwaites
  • Pauline Simmonds
  • Phil Jenkinson
  • Reece Bartlet
  • Simon Grainger
  • Steve Ayre
  • Steve Taylor
  • Stuart Johnston
  • Vicki Howe
  • Vicky Dixon
  • Xavier Straight-Garton
  • £ 14 Million
    Turnover
    130
    Employees
    28
    Injection Moulding Machines
    64 Years
    of experience

    HISTORY

    DEMAND FOR MOULDING LARGE PLASTIC PRODUCTS

    Originally the company manufactured its own range of plastic products from artificial flowers to children’s toys. Also, see ‘Rutland Vintage‘ post, January 2020 for more.

    Later, 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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    OUTSTANDING SUPPORT FOR EXCEPTIONAL IDEAS

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

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