If anyone can PMN can

Established for over 20 years innovation and collaboration are at the heart of Plastic Mouldings Northern Ltd (PMN), an industry leader that ‘never stands still’.

The main output at PMN is the production of vacuum formed plastic parts, which sees the company supply high quality and often very intricate moulded parts to an array of industries. With an excellent reputation as a reliable supplier of customised parts, PMN invests extensive time and resources into development work and project management to support customers.

A recent customer and one of the leading companies in the beverage can, food can and aerosol packaging industry recently approached PMN with the requirement to replace an existing vacuum formed tray used on a fully automated conveyor system within their facility. Each 1100x1100mm tray is required to hold up to 5,000 components. The team worked closely with the customer on the design for the tray using an existing sample and following a site visit PMN were able to identify other aspects of the process which could be improved.

Previously, trays were placed on wooden pallets, however, as this requirement was for food grade the wooden pallets needed to be replaced every run. PMN recommended a bespoke plastic pallet which meets the clean room requirement while still being reusable rather than replaced. This has resulted in a near GBP700 saving per set on the pallet, tray and lid.

Freddy Bourdais, co-founder and sales director at Plastic Mouldings Northern Ltd said: “We have a number of arms to the business, but at the root of everything we do is innovation and supporting customers with at times complex requirements to find the best solution to enhance productivity. This was an exciting project to work on and the experienced team ensured customer satisfaction and a more cost-effective way of operating. This has also led to the customer enquiring about the possibility of doing the same with another larger tray which is already in their system.

Alongside development work we offer project management throughout the thermoforming production process, giving production planning and delivery to suit the needs of our customers.” UK based and operating on a national and international scale PMN supplies to a portfolio of industries and supply chains of leading manufacturers including Nissan, Caterpillar, JCB, Bentley and Toyota. Alongside their vacuum forming operation PMN are one of the UKs leading suppliers of plastic packaging solutions including euro containers across a wide range of industries.

Storing over 100,000 products on an expansive site spanning 3 acres and 65,000 square feet of indoor storage.

To find out more email [email protected] or visit www.pmn-ltd.co.uk