Tex Plastics chosen over European moulders
20 May 2019
Leading UK based vehicle conversion specialists needed to source the manufacture of plastic components for their workplace storage equipment - Tex Plastics are a perfect fit.
UK injection moulding delivered greater costs savings
When considering suppliers for the plastic components the OEM looked to European plastic injection moulders as their parent company was based in Germany. However, Tex Plastics operations at Barnstaple and Derby geographically matched the UK based OEMs’ manufacturing and conversion facilities in the South West and Midlands. What’s more, being UK based removed currency fluctuations impacting on costs and the worry of importing materials with the pending customs changes which will be brought about by Brexit.
“It’s difficult to explain the differences you make to a company if you are simply quoting on a plastic component. However speaking with a ‘decision maker’ who understands what’s needed means it’s easy to highlight the possible savings. Which aren’t reducing a component price by a few pence per unit, but rethinking the supply chain process and making significant savings and improving product.”
Lee Barker, Tex Plastics New Business Development Director
Design team and face to face flexibility
Tex Plastics are supplying product and delivering the client cost savings, this is partly because they are buying product in Sterling. Also because using a Derby based supplier rather than a European one, the delivery costs are lower and scheduling is more flexible. However the feedback from the client was the greatest benefit in using a local plastics injection moulding company, was they were able to liaise directly with the Tex Plastics technical team to enhance the product at the early design stages. Understanding our clients better has revealed great opportunities to help identify where they can reduce significant costs.