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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dedicated visitor centre

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Nov 16
The UK’s leading manufacturer of wheeled bins has invested in a dedicated new visitor centre to help educate local authorities, businesses and schools on the vital everyday role they can play in tackling the UK’s waste management issues. MGB Plastics has opened a new facility at its head office and hopes to connect local councils, business partners and schools across the UK as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability. The wider aim of the visitor centre is to act as an educational resource for its clients, business partners and schools across the UK by engaging with them via a common theme of waste management. Conor Sugrue, general manager at MGB Plastics, based in Rotherham, said: "Considerable time and money has been invested in a visitor centre that helps people experience and understand the process of how waste management products are created. “It will display our product range and showcase our manufacturing process and quality testing and allows customers to visit our manufacturing site which is the largest in the UK. As a manufacturer, we understand the role we play in helping UK tackle its recycling targets. So, the wider aim is that this visitor centre becomes a facility that […]

Keeping events clean & tidy

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Oct 27
Hundreds of thousands of fans have been helping to keep the country’s biggest sporting and musical events clean and tidy thanks to products supplied by the UK’s leading manufacturer of wheeled bins. MGB Plastics has recently supplied hundreds of its wheelie bins to the UK’s biggest music festivals and sports tournaments. Over the last few months it has supplied the likes of the Isle of Wight festival, the British Golf Open and Cheltenham Gold Cup with its bins being used by fans to keep the area clean and tidy. Conor Sugrue, general manager at MGB Plastics, said: “Thousands of fans regularly attend these events so we are delighted to have supplied our products and play our part in making sure the areas remain clean and free of rubbish. “As the leading manufacturer of wheelie bins in the UK, we are proud of our contribution to tackling the UK’s recycling targets whether our products help homeowners or fans attending events like these because waste management is something which must be addressed at all times.” The news comes after MGB won a major deal to supply hundreds of thousands of waste management products to Serco – one of the biggest operators of […]

The most advanced wheelie bin in the UK

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Sep 12
MGB Plastics has today unveiled the latest products in the fight to tackle Britain’s waste management and recycling issues. The manufacturer has designed and developed the most advance wheelie bin in the UK to date, alongside new innovatively designed kitchen caddies. The new 240L wheelie bin is curvier and sleeker in design than its predecessors to give the product more durability and strength. Its rounded corners and smooth finish mean they have easy to clean internal surfaces. The products have taken almost six months to design and develop following research by MGB and are part of the company’s commitment to create innovative products for food waste recycling. Conor Sugrue, General Manager at MGB Plastics, said: “We started our research and development of the new 240L and kitchen caddy following feedback from a number of our partners and clients. It took us six months to create these products and we are delighted with the results. As a business we are continually committed to investing in good quality design products and these are an example of the investment we continue to make in tackling waste management and recycling issues.” “We have also investing in equipment which gives us the capacity to manufacturer […]

UK’s leading manufacturer of wheelie bins

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Sep 09
Over the last few years, MGB has wholeheartedly embraced a philosophy of continuous investment in our products and processes. It is one of the reasons we have the capability and the capacity to manufacture over one and a half million wheeled bins per annum. As a proud UK manufacturer, we are constantly improving and innovating to ensure we maintain our position as the market leading manufacturer of wheelie bins and kitchen caddies in the UK. We are actively involved in research and development to lead advances in products, tooling and machinery. Our commitment is that we remain at the heart of creating new solutions in waste management and recycling. Operating from a large, modern manufacturing facility of approximately 5,000 sq ft in Rotherham, MGB uses state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that only bins of the highest quality are produced. We take great pride in our quality management system which is central to its entire operations. We control the entire process from delivery of raw material, production of finished goods through to the delivery of the wheelie bin to the households. MGB is committed to sustainability and all aspects of the process are optimised to reduce the wheelie bins‘ carbon footprint from […]

Investment and innovation

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May 25
The UK economy may still be struggling and consumer confidence may be waning, but the manufacturing industry continues to play a vital role in leading UK’s economic recovery. Conor Sugrue, General Manager at UK’s largest wheeled bin manufacturer MGB Plastics, discusses why continued investment and innovation in manufacturing processes such as injection moulding is crucial to the immediate and long-term success of the UK manufacturing industry despite the economic imbalances we currently face. Despite the gloom and doom headlines that we see today, manufacturing in the UK is still very much alive. Maybe the output levels and employment may have changed drastically over the last few decades, but the UK still continues to lead the way globally in innovation, specialised technical skills and knowledge base. As we emerge from a slowing economy combined with factors such as the continued growth and threat of the emerging economies of countries such as China and India, there is no doubt that there remain plenty of hurdles for the UK’s manufacturing sectors. However, where there are challenges, there are also huge opportunities. And those companies who adapt to these will be the ones who will benefit both in the short and long-term while helping […]