S&S Plastics Ltd

S&S Plastics Ltd based in Kirkby-in-Ashfield wants to encourage more young people into manufacturing.

The company which started from a one-man operation in Ilkeston in 1989 now has a workforce of 70 and a turnover of £4 million.  We are supplying over 30 different industries which include Agriculture, Medical, Electronics, Plastic Critical Bearings and many others.

Plastics manufacturing has an enormous presence in the East Midlands but a dwindling amount of youth interest has created a gap between the older and younger workforces.  By working with local authorities S&S Plastics have begun to introduce GCSE students to the world of engineering with the intention of dispelling a few preconceptions. “We want to show these youngsters that engineering and manufacturing are used in all aspects of life.”

S&S Plastics currently have 3 members of staff engaged with Apprenticeship schemes.   Jack is 16 doing Apprenticeship Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations and Howard Harbour, age 20 is carrying out a HNC in Manufacturing Engineering.   Finally, in our Administration department, Ryan Falconbridge age 19 is carrying out Level 3 in Customers Services.  All are already showing to be valuable members of the team.

The company also runs an internal NVQ Level 2 course in Performing Manufacturing Operations which is independently assessed by Grimsby College.  All new manufacturing staff are encouraged to take this course, which sets a strong foundation for their future progression.

Due to recent growth, S&S Plastics are able to provide a stable, healthy environment for nurturing new talent and offering exciting opportunities.

We provide total precision Injection Moulding & Engineering solutions, from conceptual design, through R&D to mainstream production. Our state-of-the-art facility boasts the latest technologies in the manufacture and assembly of Injection Moulded products for Industries across a broad spectrum – ranging from Agricultural, Medical, Electronics to Ministry of Defence. We are considered 1 of the top 10 specialists in our Industry.

Our facility  boast:

  • Tooling Design Consultancy
  • Product design & development
  • Injection Moulding
  • Purpose built assembly areas with a wide range of capabilities, which Include ultra-sonic assembly of components, including electronic component enclosure/packaging. Laser printing and surface laminating.

At S&S our dedicated team of engineers are always looking for pioneering engineering techniques.

Quality is of vital importance to all at S&S Plastics and work to internationally-set quality procedures ISO 9001:2000 and Medical Standard ISO 13485:2003.

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