MGS Technical Plastics
A UK-based manufacturer has announced a new branding and relocation plan, as part of a £1.7m investment for growth.
MG Stuma, which employs 70 people and was formerly based in Bolton, has purchased two new sites in Blackburn with Darwen and is changing the names under which it trades.
The company will now operate under two separate names, MGS Technical Plastics and MGS Medical Plastics, in a move that seeks to improve logistics and ease of access.
John Sturgess, director, said: "We've always had the latest injection moulding machinery, but the old mill we operated from had some logistical challenges - not least of all because we worked across three floors.
"Our new homes allow us to focus on what each department does best, with room for growth in the future. We see the medical side of our business especially as having great potential and now we are better prepared to capitalise on that."
MGS Medical Plastics moulds medical filtration products and disposable medical devices.
The medical facility is a brand new, purpose-built site covering 1,000m2, of which 250m2 is a Class 8 clean room that cost £90,000.
It will allow full medical moulding, assembly and packing through six injection moulding machines, and also means that MGSMP can now work towards its ISO 13485 accreditation.
MGS Technical Plastics has moved into a 2,000m2 factory, housing 15 injection moulding machines, which will be used to mould a wide variety of products ranging in size from 1 gramme up to 3700 grammes.
Typical sectors that MGSTP currently works with include hygiene, leisure and sports, and health and safety and lighting.
John Sturgess continued: "We are delighted with our two new acquisitions, especially as they are not too far from our previous home in Bolton.
"The move gives us great cause for optimism and we are excited about the future."
Funding for the expansion plan was sourced by RBS through the Regional Growth Fund.