PHOTO:Richard le Roux, Plastic Concepts’ MD with the rest of the Plastic Concepts team – celebrating 33 years of business
PLASTIC Concepts, specialists in the design and development of new products for the plastics industry, celebrate their 33rd anniversary this year.
The company also offers toolmaking and injection moulding production facilities – a long way from their humble beginnings in a house in 1985!
Richard le Roux, Plastic Concepts’ MD, explains that he started out by making ‘nil per mouth’ signs for a nursing home in Hillbrow. As business expanded, Plastic Concepts moved to a small factory in Selby where Richard bought his first Dr Boy 15-ton injection moulding machine and also employed his first staff member.
“Today, 33 years later, we have eight Injection moulding machines and a full CNC tool room, as well as a 3D printer which has been an absolute miracle when it comes to making prototypes and small production runs,” Richard says as an Industrial Designer.
‘From concept to production’ is the motto that enables Plastic Concepts to offer its customers a ‘one-stop-shop’ – from conceptual design, prototyping and mould making, to production, assembly and packing.
Plastic Concepts also ensures it stays ahead of the pack with continuing research and development.
“We have been very blessed to have a reliable staff complement who have stayed with us through thick and thin, some of whom have been with Plastic Concepts for 24 years. Without them and our core values of hard work, reliable servicing and a reputation for going the extra mile for our clients, we would not be where we are today,” Richard adds.