New flagship site and contract success for North East manufacturer

A North East tooling and plastics manufacturing group has won a number of new contracts following a relocation to its new flagship site.

The Omega Plastics Group combined its two existing 10,000 sq ft sites in Blyth and Hartlepool into one larger flagship premises in Team Valley in Gateshead.

Gary Powner, managing director at Omega Plastics, explained: “We’re settling in well to our new home. The additional capacity provided by the new site is enabling us to operate more efficiently and seek and win new and bigger contracts in a variety of market sectors.

“Three of these contracts are commencing the design phase over the next two months at our new facility, which will provide output for the automotive, construction and healthcare sectors over the next five years.”

In addition to spacious workshop facilities for Omega Plastics, the new 45,000 sq ft site will be the central hub for all operations including sales, marketing, technical, compliance, finance and administration. The increased space has enabled the firm to invest in new equipment for plastic injection mouldings and rapid tooling for the automotive, healthcare and FMCG industries.

Dave Crone, group managing director, added: “The move has come at an exciting time for the Group. Over the last two years, our Signal Plastics business has grown significantly since its move to larger premises and we are already seeing the same growth beginning with our Omega Plastics business.

He continued: “As a Group, the investment we have made in two significant new facilities will give us the opportunity to continue to increase our capability and capacity and to attract further talent to the group as we grow both businesses.”