MGB Plastics Builds for Future Growth with Seven Figure Machinery Investment

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Jul 02
The UK’s largest manufacturer of wheeled bins has strengthened its position as market leader with a seven figure investment in new machinery to help increase production and target new markets. MGB Plastics has continued its commitment to UK manufacturing by bolstering its business with a new 2700t Krauss Maffei injection moulding machine at its Rotherham factory. This recent addition – its fourth investment in as many years – will complement its existing portfolio of equipment to allow the company to manufacture more products, cope with extra demand and boost sales as it targets a growing share of the market. It currently has the largest share of the UK wheeled bin and recycling container market alongside sister firm Straight Ltd, both part of the OnePlastics Group portfolio. Karl Stillman, OnePlastics group sales director, said the new machine would help service existing client requirements while building on its client base as the company looks to post a record-breaking year. He said: “We are delighted to have acquired this new machine which is central to our long-term plans and a perfect complement to our existing portfolio. It will fulfil our immediate requirements of existing clients while giving us that extra production capacity to cope with extra demand as we look to increase our client base. “We […]

Successful MGB contract drives Edinburgh recycling success

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Jan 06
A recent contract to supply and distribute bins in Edinburgh has lead to huge increase in recycling across Edinburgh. In the first stage of the project 140,000 households received new 240-litre recycling bins, leading to an 85% rise in the amount of waste being recycled, with a huge reduction in the amount of waste going to landfill. Speaking to the Edinburgh Evening News, MGB General Manager Ross Schofield said, We couldn’t be happier with the results of the new scheme for Edinburgh council and look forward to extending it’s reach further across the city. Read the full article here

MGB Plastics Winners in Barnsley and Rotherham Awards

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Nov 13
2014 has been a winning year for MGB Plastics, and we were delighted to accept to coveted Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber Excellence in Manufacturing award. Talking to the Sheffield Star, general manager Ross Schofield credited the whole team for the win: I am delighted to receive this award on behalf of the whole team at MGB. It is the perfect culmination to a very successful year, which as always is down to the people. It is often glibly said that a company’s best asset is its people and I firmly believe this – and feel very lucky to have such a dedicated and committed team at MGB.” Read more at the Sheffield Star website  

Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards Finalist

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Oct 01
MGB Plastics is delighted to reveal that it has been nominated as a finalist in the Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards. More than 100 entries were submitted for the prestigious annual awards, which are organised by the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce and run in association with Solar Europa, and will take place in Barnsley this year for the first time. MGB Plastics’ investment in new state-of-the-art equipment, training initiatives and enhanced green credentials has seen them rewarded with a place on the final shortlist for the Brook Corporate Developments Excellence in Manufacturing Award. The company, which is Britain’s largest manufacturer of wheeled bins, has enjoyed major improvements in recent times and will be hoping to mark this development with the Chamber of Commerce award. MGB General Manager Ross Schofield commented: We are very pleased to reach the finalists in the award category, its testament to the huge changes & improvements that have been made across the business in the last 3 years Awards chief executive Andrew Denniff said: Not only have the numbers of entries exceeded our expectations, but the quality has meant short-listing for our judges has made for some difficult decision making, even before the winners […]

Lambeth Project

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Aug 27
During September-October 2013, MGB Plastics delivered on schedule to residents addresses, in the busy London Borough of Lambeth some 41,000 x 2 wheeled bins. At the same time MGB Plastics had to collect all 240L bins that the 140L bins were replacing. The 240L bins were recycled by MGB Plastics and in a closed loop system were eventually being redelivered in the new 140L bins. This recycling practice is one of MGB Plastics many services offering sustainability and energy efficiencies. MGB General Manager Ross Schofield managed the project & added: This was a particularly challenging project on paper due to the complexity of collecting old wheeled bins & replacing them with a very address specific size of new bin & caddies, however following several detailed planning sessions between all parties involved the project achieved excellent accuracy levels & was completed on time to the delight of the client. Furthermore this project was fantastic for ‘Green Credentials’ as we collected & recycled several hundred tonnes of plastic, all under the control of MGB

Serco Project in Wycombe & Chiltern

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Aug 27
MGB Plastics successfully won a large tender from waste contractor Serco during the summer of 2013, to supply a new suite of bins to the residents of Wycombe & Chiltern. This involved the supply and delivery of 125,000 x 2 wheeled bins, at the same time delivering some 77,000 kerbside and Kitchen recycling containers. This was spread over a large mixed Rural & urban community, and the new service started on schedule resulting in the clients dramatic rise in recycling rates. The rollout & bin production was finished on time & was a resounding success MGB General Manager Ross Schofield was delighted with how the project was executed. On time & to the satisfaction of a large & important client. MGB were a key & sensitive contact between the local authority & waste contractor, constantly flexing our solution to suit all parties. All of which meant that we were able to produce & deliver on schedule over 650,000 bins & caddies along with delivery literature

MGB success at Birmingham

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Jun 23
In early 2014 MGB Plastics, the UK’s largest manufacturer of wheeled bins was awarded the prestigious contract to rollout a full suite of 180L, 240L & 360L wheeled bins & distribute caddies to the whole City of Birmingham. MGB were delighted with the award after a very competitive Europe wide Tender process. The project will involve the production, distribution & project management of around 1 million bins & caddies across the whole of the UK’s 2nd largest city over the next 2 years. The project is to be split into 4 distinct & manageable project phases. The City of Birmingham had no wheeled bins prior to this contract award, & the rollout will enable the council to dramatically increase rates of recycling & reduce landfill. MGB have forged a successful & professional working relationship with the council based on regular planning & implementation meetings. MGB have successfully flexed to meet the requirements of the council & worked with them to develop solutions including database management & RFID tag scanning software/ hardware. MGB worked together with the council to schedule in stock to the councils delivery hub, & meticulously planned the subsequent professional stock handling & distribution on the first phase […]

New business development managers

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Jun 02
MGB Plastics Limited is delighted to announce that it has hired two new business development managers for 2010. Gary Rolls will be MGB Plastics’ representative in the south east and west of the UK while David Wilson will cover the West and North West of the UK including Wales. Both Gary and David have a wealth of experience in the wheeled bin industry and increases MGB Plastics’ presence across the UK. Commenting on the new Business Development Managers, MGB Plastics General Manager, Conor Sugrue says “We are delighted that have both Gary and David have decided to join MGB. We believe that their experience and enthusiasm will enhance the team at MGB and allow us to maintain our position as the UK’s leading manufacturer of wheeled bins. Both Gary and David are also very excited about the new range of kitchen caddies and kerbside boxes being launched this year by MGB and are confident that this will be a successful addition to our expanding product range” About MGB Plastics Operating from a modern manufacturing facility in Rotherham, MGB Plastics has the capacity to manufacture in excess of 1 million wheeled bins per annum. In addition to manufacturing wheeled bins and kitchen […]

Recycle your food waste

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Jan 12
The issue of food waste has been a source of debate for many years. However, of recent years, local authorities and environmental campaigners have been placing more emphasis on this issue. It is not surprising when you consider the statistics. The Waste and Resource Action Program (WRAP) suggests that more than 6.7 million tonnes of food is thrown away annually. This means that British people throw away food products that can fill up eight Wembley Stadiums. This surplus food travels straight to the landfill, without being recycled and goes to form part of the 18 million tonnes of household waste which is sent to landfill annually. These figures only take into consideration the food products that are thrown away by households. The program does not count the waste products that are thrown by businesses all over the UK. The program evaluation confirms that for every three shopping bags that go home one end up in the dumping ground or landfill This food waste that is sent to landfill then actually produces methane, which is harmful to the environment and contributes to climate change. In fact, recently Nasa scientists said that methane’s impact on global temperatures was approximately a third higher […]

The importance of recycling

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Dec 14
Recycling has been a primary focus of waste management strategies for local authorities across the UK for many years. As awareness increases, the importance of recycling of every material grows stronger every day. Local authorities could easily hit their sustainability targets by working with more suppliers who use recycled materials in their products. Furthermore, they can help with the economy of the UK by using only British-made products. UK businesses have an extreme number of pressures on them and such activities can help UK manufacturing take a turn for the better. Overseas may have cheaper products, but they are not helping to stimulate the UK economy or be environmentally friendly. All across the country, councillors need to focus on the materials that are in the products. They must have a recycled content target to deliver waste management strategies and ultimately drive the sustainability throughout the country. The only way to properly increase sustainability is through education. Many believe that becoming sustainable costs money when often the opposite is true. Improving resource efficiency doesn’t have to cost a lot of money and it can even help councils to generate more money. A culture change is needed that will in turn lead […]