Jamie Wheeler, a production operative at Omega Plastics
While the uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues to cause headaches for SMEs, one North East manufacturer says now is the best time to relocate production back to the UK and enjoy significant savings.
Washington-based Omega Plastics says that relocating can not only reduce costs on logistics, material supply and packaging, it can also add an element of reassurance for the customer that the product is being made in the UK.
Omega Plastics, which employs over 150 staff across three regional sites including two factory units in Blyth and Hartlepool, names Aston Martin, Jaguar Landrover, Nissan and Honda on its client list.
Julian Jamieson, operations director for Omega Plastics, explained: “The world of manufacturing is all about quality, costs and time. The trick is to find a healthy balance between all three.
“What we offer at Omega Plastics is a good quality product that can be shipped anywhere in the world.
“But in these current times of uncertainty when UK companies are being more cautious, then why not look closer to home when placing your next order.
“We have always prided ourselves at Omega Plastics in coming up with the best solutions and delivering the goods.
“We will explore every avenue of design and technology to produce what the client wants.
“Once a job has been booked, a team is assigned to create and monitor the production every step of the way. Reshoring doesn’t have to be a chore.”
Omega Plastics has a 1,300-tonne production machine capable of producing plastic components up to a meter square and 5 kilos in weight.
This particular piece of machinery excels at turning around high volumes of components for the automotive, construction, white goods and aerospace industries.
The list includes automotive parts from engine covers to seat and fuel system components; large panels for white goods; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) covers; large structural components used in aerospace; and items for the construction industry (loft hatches, ventilation grills and drain covers).
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