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Advanced Plastics celebrates dramatic growth

Advanced Plastics in Sutton Fields has grown its workforce and almost doubled its turnover thanks to a commitment to quality and a continual investment in the business.


Investment in technology and skills has fuelled dramatic growth at a Hull manufacturer.


Over the past 4 years, Advanced Plastics in Sutton Fields Industrial Estate has invested more than £5.2m in plant and machinery alone, helping it to drive efficiency and boost its bottom line.


And the investment is paying dividends, with the company on target to achieve turnover of £16m this year – up from £7.9m in 2013.


Staffing levels are also up, from 84 to 154.


Joint managing director Chris Pearson said: “One thing you cannot afford to do in UK manufacturing is to stand still. We are competing against other manufactures both locally and globally, so we have to continually invest to stay ahead of the curve.


“Moving into our current site took a leap of faith; it was much bigger than our previous facilities, but we took the decision that as a business we were going to grow, and we had the ability to do so, and we are obviously pleased we had the confidence to do that.


“Potential customers are now seeing us as a larger player in our industry and we are therefore receiving enquiries on a much bigger scale than ever before.”


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