Omega Plastics has invested more than £200,000 in new technology at its plant on Teesside to meet increased demand for a range of healthcare and medical devices.
The firm, which manufactures specialised equipment used throughout the healthcare industry, expects to see an increase in productivity and levels of energy efficiency thanks to the new technology- designed by global factory automation supplier Fanuc.
The Teeside plant is one of three sites across the North East, currently employing 30 people. The firm employ a further 50 staff members at its Blyth and Washington sites.
As well as manufacturing healthcare and medical devices, Omega Plastics Group provides bespoke rapid and production tooling products and plastic injection moulding to customers across a range of sectors including automotive, electronics, FMCG and bio-tech.
Gary Powner, managing director of Omega Plastics, said: “The diversity and growth in the medical devices industry make this a fundamentally important market for our business. This is just the latest in a line of investments we have made in our people and the technologies they work with to ensure we consistently deliver the highest quality products and services to our customers.
“The sector is understandably heavily regulated, especially in the supply of products and materials that are intended to come into direct contact with humans. Fanuc’s purpose-built machines enable us to create exactly the right conditions for manufacturing these highly sensitive products.”