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It’s not the usual thing you see everyday on the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, but the iconic structure has welcomed the latest addition to thousands of households across the North East. Gateshead Council has paraded the gleaming new blue recycling bins it will be supplying to homes in the area over the coming months by displaying them on the town’s famous landmark to launch their recycling scheme. The bins have been manufactured by MGB Plastics, the UK’s leading manufacturer of wheeled bins, who will now supply 84,000 wheeled bins direct to homes in Gateshead over a six month period. The contract is part of a collective wheeled bin tender the company, based in Rotheram, won last year to supply Gateshead Council, South Tyneside Council, and Sunderland City Council. This deal will see MGB Plastics deliver over 250,000 240L wheeled bins direct to households across the North East. The deal with the three authorities is the largest wheeled bin contract in the UK in 2010. Conor Sugrue, General Manager at MGB Plastics, said: “We are delighted to start the delivery of wheeled bins to Gateshead and what better way to begin this contract than to showcase them to the local public on […]
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 […]