£300k investment for County Durham plastic firm with latest state-of-the-art machinery

£300k investment for County Durham plastic firm with latest state-of-the-art machinery

A County Durham manufacturer is now producing plastic parts for the automotive, pharmaceutical and aerospace sectors at a faster rate after investing in a CNC machine.

Plastic Mouldings Northern (PMN) invested £300k in the MAKA five-axis tool, enabling the company to trim parts more efficiently after moulding them.

It comes after the firm, which employs 20 people at its premises in Bishop Auckland, invested in a Geiss moulding machine which can mould products 3.5m by 1.5m using material up to 12mm thick.

PMN also invested in a new industrial thermoforming machine last year. Production director, Mark Rigg said: “This has been a major investment for the company as it gives us a bigger range of capabilities.

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