Tex Plastics Growth in Challenging Times
Despite the pandemic, Tex Plastics has grown in almost every aspect – winning several exciting new projects, gaining new clients and growing more business with existing ones.
Expanding capacity to cope with growth in orders
Increasing orders from existing clients stockpiling pre-Brexit, growing enquiries from overseas clients wanting UK quality and security of IP rights, combined with expanding product ranges from existing clients – the most limiting factor in the Tex Plastics growth was its manufacturing capacity.
With continued investment in new equipment across the manufacturing process, expanded production capacity with new more efficient equipment, shift patterns, lines and processes. Both Barnstaple and Derby manufacturing facilities maintained production by adapting to a Covid safe working environment, an added pressure during what proved a testing period, as raw material availability added to the challenging landscape.
Being adaptable to change
“As the old adage goes; ‘It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.’ I think the strategic plans and goals developed by the Tex Plastics management team have been robustly tested through the group approval process. However, what’s more important is that in going through this process our management team had to always consider all the possible dynamics. What’s the best thing that could happen if we made this decision? What’s the worst thing? The flexibility in our manufacturing and ability to adapt to the dynamic changes of the past 18 months has been the key to our current success. That is something that runs through Tex Plastics at a strategic level, right through the business to the people that make everything happen. As Tex Plastics Managing Director, I reflect with pride at how everyone in the business has played their part during what has been the most challenging time on a multitude of levels.”
Justin Davies Managing Director of Tex Plastics
Challenging times bring out the best in people
A year which started with Brexit, a third lockdown and raw material shortages, Tex Plastics has experienced significant growth. Justin Davis, Managing Director of Tex Plastics, Guy Sentence, Production Director & General Manager, and Lee Barker, Technical & Business Development Director, all agree – it’s the great team spirit at Tex Plastics which has helped them overcome the most challenging two years in living memory.