Tame Plastics Ltd, based in Tamworth, celebrated its first year of trading by inviting local customers and suppliers to a party at which local MP Christopher Pincher presented professional welding certificates to its employees.
Tame Plastics Ltd operate from a factory unit on the Castle Trading Estate on Lagrange in Tamworth and produces specialist commercial vehicle bodies for leading UK customers. Its first project was to build two fire engine bodies for John Dennis Coachbuilders, based in Guildford, destined to enter service with Avon Fire & Rescue Service. Since then the list of customers has grown steadily and it now employs eight full time staff.
Neil Craggs, Managing Director, said "We chose Tamworth because historically it has been the centre of a cluster of companies specialising in plastic fabrication. We knew we could get highly skilled people here.
But we also recognised that customers are seeking the highest levels of comfort when it comes to quality assurance. So our employees were put through the rigorous TWI Plastic Welder training scheme which qualifies them as CSWIP certified plastic welders. The qualification is aligned to the European standard approval testing of plastic welders, EN 13067. This is a significant investment for a small company."
He also paid tribute to the support he had received as a start-up from local businesses: "there's no question that without the fantastic contribution made by other companies around here, it would have been much tougher".
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