Tex Plastics Newsletter Spring 2022

Helping you reduce overall production costs Find out how much you could be saving with our FREE Audit Call 01271 378528 Barnstaple or 01332 546773 Derby Technical Moulding, Intelligent Polymer Selection and Lean Supply Chain Solutions Developing long term manufacturing relationships is the key to the current challenges Supporting customers with their plastic component needs Exceptional economic pressures on the supply chain seem to have become the norm. With global polymer shortages as a result of manufacturing plant disasters, followed by a global pandemic and now war in Europe. The squeeze on the supply chain is painful, no matter where you are positioned. As a plastic injection moulder, we make parts which go into other people’s products. In essence, our plastic part delivers on our customers overall brand promise. So we understand the part we play in our customers finished product quality. Our track record supports that we do a good job. However, our supply chain including our energy supply, makes the whole plastics sector highly volatile. Plus, it is likely that higher oil and natural gas prices could have a macro effect on the commodity resin price, which had already been on an upward trajectory for over a year. Tex Plastics are committed to supporting our customers The lessons learned through the pandemic were clear. Despite volatile pricing of consumables, everyone needed to work collaboratively. Based upon long term relationships, the trust between the individual customer teams and their counterparts at TEX Plastics ensured the situation was managed as effectively and fairly as possible. Manufacturing your plastic parts Spring 2022 Secondary Operations Manager Promotion Curtis Elliott has risen through the ranks at Tex Plastics to become Secondary Operations Manager at the Derby facility, to take control over all secondary moulding processes. Investing in our people is key at Tex Plastics People make the difference in any business and Tex Plastics Injection Moulding focuses on the development of their people to ensure everyone feels valued. There is no limit to anyone’s career progression, with many leading management positions held by those who started on the shop floor but who have progressed through the ranks. Curtis Elliott joined TEX Plastics April 2012 as a Finishing Shop Operator and has steadily progressed since then to Secondary Operations Manager, a fantastic achievement. “My new role is a wide remit, but effectively it’s to look at the capacity options within the department. Explore how we can develop to run more dynamically, on multiple shift patterns, to grow the secondary processes.” Curtis Elliott Secondary Operations Manager, Tex Plastics Curtis Elliott Secondary Operations Manager, Tex Plastics n Good communication keeping customers informed n Consistent high quality of both product and service n Protecting our customers supply chain by being pro-active