Omega Plastics is to close two manufacturing facilities in north-east England in order to merge the locations into one larger site.
The specialist injection moulder and toolmaker will close its Blyth and Hartlepool plants and bring those two together at a 45,000 square foot location in the Team Valley Trading Estate in Hartlepool. The new site offers more than double the area of the existing plants, while also providing additional room for future growth.
“Resulting from a combination of strategic and organic growth, with decided that now was the time to merge our two Omega Plastics facilities into a much larger single facility in Team Valley in order to support and strengthen our current customer base and allow the business to expand further, more efficiently,” said Dave Crone, group managing director of Omega Plastics Group.
Crone added that merging the two sites was made with the full backing of the 120 employees. The new site will have space for group sales, marketing, technical and administrative staff. In addition, it is located close to main transport links.
In December 2016, the group relocated Signal Plastics to a 42,700 square foot factory in the Bentall Business Park in Washington. As part of that, the business invested more than £1m (€1.15m) in 180, 500, 800 and 1,300-tonne injection moulding presses and overhead robotic equipment.