Our History

Throughout the years we have developed our people, products and facilities to become the UK’s leading independent plastics supplier. Over the past six decades we have looked to progressively improve our products and services. Our business continues to invest in an expanding branch network, currently we operate with over 225,000 sq. ft. dedicated to products and services.
 

Established 1969

We are the UK’s leading independent plastics supplier
with almost 50 years of experience behind us.

With over 225,000 sq. ft. dedicated to distribution and
manufacturing, we are the UK’s leading independent
plastics supplier. But our business isn’t simply about
product; it’s about people. Many of our staff have
grown up with the business, so we understand the
products, the marketplace and most of all, you the customer.

To complement our extensive semi-finished range, we offer
one of the largest plastics machining facilities in the UK with
over 75,000 sq. ft. dedicated to the very latest in specialist bespoke machining. Our comprehensive operation includes the latest
CAD-CAM design incorporating CNC routers, mills, lathes
and saws, all operated by our skilled and dedicated engineers.

From simply cutting material to size for same and next day delivery,
to machining tight tolerance five-axis CNC products in single or
multiple amounts, we will always aim to meet your needs.

Customer service

Our vast experience in plastics means that we can provide guidance on material selection and design, ensuring the right plastic is chosen and the desired product finish required for your application. Throughout our branch network our friendly, knowledgeable staff are committed to quality, offering the best in customer service and after sales support.

 

Our Products

Think of us as a support system

We are a people business. Our highly professional team meet deadlines, solve problems and satisfy customers every hour of every day.


Semi-Finished Plastics and bespoke machining

Our semi-finished stocking now exceeds 2000 tonnes over our 4 locations. We also offer one of the largest plastics machining facilities in the UK, dedicating 75,000 sqft to CNC bespoke machining.


Right products. Right people. Right price

We help customers buy the right products and then deliver them at the right time… at the right price. We can create a wide range of solutions from our extensive range of products.


Think of us as a resource

We are much more than a ‘supplier’ or a ‘stockist’; we can operate as a support system and as a valued partner, which is why many of our customers think of us as ‘a resource’.

Think of us as a resource

We are a people business. Our highly professional team meet deadlines, solve problems and satisfy customers every hour of every day.

Our customers can trust us to supply products they can rely on because our knowledgeable, friendly staff are committed to quality.
We consistently offer advice and create solutions that make
our customers lives easier and help their bottom line.

We are much more than a ‘supplier’ or a ‘stockist’;
we can operate as a support system and as a valued partner,
which is why many of our customers think of us as ‘a resource’.

 

Our Services

Services
Services

To complement our extensive semi-finished range, we offer one of the largest plastics machining facilities in the UK with over 75,000 sq ft dedicated to the very latest in specialist bespoke machining.

Our comprehensive operation includes the latest CAD-CAM design incorporating CNC routers, mills, lathes and saws, all operated by our skilled and dedicated engineers.

From simply cutting material to size for same and next day delivery, to machining tight tolerance five-axis CNC products in single or multiple amounts, we will always aim to meet your needs.

Our vast experience in plastics means that we can provide guidance on material selection and design, ensuring the right plastic is chosen and the desired product finish required for your application.

CNC Routing

Our comprehensive range of the very latest 3, 4 and 5 axis CNC routers are capable of machining detailed parts up to sizes such as: 3000 x 2000mm and 5000 x 1600mm.

All routers have tool changing facilities, many are fitted with multiple heads that are ideal for machining detailed parts and large quantities efficiently.

We are constantly updating and upgrading our machinery, thus enabling us to deliver the very best quality products with the shortest possible lead times.

Milling
CNC Milling

Our range of 3, 4 and 5 axis CNC mills are able to produce complex parts from one-off prototyping to batch components working to extremely tight tolerances.

Similar to CNC routing, milling uses a rotating cylindrical cutting tool. However, due to the variety of the work undertaken, these machines are required to be far more versatile and able to produce complicated parts efficiently. As the complexity of parts increase, so does the need to continually invest in CNC mills and skilled engineers.

However due to the variety of the work holding equipment the milling machine is far more versatile and able to produce complicated and smaller parts.

Turning
Turning

Our growing range of modern 2, 3 and 5 axis CNC controlled lathes with bar feeding capacity offers cost-effective and efficient volume production.

Operated by our skilled engineers we aim to meet customer demand. We produce parts ranging from very small complex components, thin walled bushes to large diameter wheels. Our comprehensive facility caters for low volume needs as well as the most challenging of detailed parts in volume batches.

The Turning Section has 2 axis and driven tool 3 axis CNC controlled lathes, some have a bar feeding facility to aid volume production. We can accommodate up to 100mm diameter through the spindle and can produce parts ranging from very small complex components, thin walled bushes to large diameter wheels.

Cutting
Cutting

We currently use seven CNC beam saws to meet customer requirements whatever the size, quantity or specified tolerances requested. Our CNC beam saws can cut large area sheets up to:

Maximum size of: 4500 x 4000 x 130mm

Our beam saws cut large panel work with ease, often using the ability to stack multiple sheets and therefore saving time and money.

With the ability to stack multiple sheets and cut them all at once saves time, handling and ultimately cost, making our cutting facility the most competitive around. Although it cuts large panel work with ease, it’s equally at home processing the smallest pieces down to a minimum 10mm x 10mm square.

Grinding
Grinding

Our centreless grinding facility provides an invaluable service to customers that require bespoke specifications, ensuring the rod is straight and produced to tolerances as accurate as 0.05mm.

Tolerance accuracy: 0.05mm

Minimum diameter: 6mm

Maximum diameter: 70mm

By using centreless grinding, we can ensure that each ground rod is straight and that the final products are true and accurate. We have the capacity to grind material diameters from 6mm to 70mm with tolerances as low as 0.05mm on many diameters.

Billeting
Billeting

Our ever increasing demand for cut-to-size billets has led to our investment in large capacity billeting saws with a close tolerance cut capacity.

Maximum diameter: 530mm

We are also able to cut rod in multiple batches, providing a fast, efficient and cost effective solution. Larger sizes and tighter tolerances are available on request.

If you require any further information on our production facility please contact our knowledgeable sales team on 0116 232 1010 or sales@oadbyplastics.co.uk

Planing
Planing

By using planing technology we are able to efficiently reduce the thickness of sheets as well as offer close tolerances to all materials. This service effectively saves valuable time prior to fully machining parts.

Minimum thickness: 6mm

Maximum thickness: 150mm

Maximum length: 4000mm

Maximum width: 610mm

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Our Responsibilities

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral and fundamental part of our business strategy and operating methods.

It is our priority to encourage our customers, suppliers and all business associates
to do the same. Not only is this sound commercial sense for all; it is also a matter of delivering on our duty of care towards future generations.

Our policy is to:

  • Wholly support and comply with, or exceed the requirements of current environmental legislation and codes of practice.
  • Ensure that all employees work in a healthy and safe environment.
  • Minimise our waste during processing by ensuring our operations are as efficient as possible.
  • Minimise energy and water usage in our buildings, vehicles and processes in order to conserve supplies, and minimise our consumption of natural resources, especially where they are non-renewable.
  • Apply the principles of continuous improvement in respect of air, water, noise and light pollution from our premises and reduce any impacts from our operations on the environment and local community.
  • As far as possible purchase and promote products and services that minimise the environmental impact of both production and distribution.
  • Where possible offer material made from up to 100% recycled materials.
  • Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst our customers and suppliers.
  • Assess the environmental impact of any new processes or products we intend to introduce in advance.
  • Ensure that all employees understand our environmental policy and conform to the high standards it requires.
  • Review our Environmental Policy periodically in consultation with staff, associates and customers.

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New partnership

World leading conveyor products
For over 35 years we have stocked and supplied conveyor
components, chains and modular belting to the food,
beverage and engineering industries. Our ability to supply
conveyor products along with machined parts allows us to
create bespoke, high quality solutions for our customers.

We are constantly developing our delivery programme and
have a core range of products suitable to meet a wide range
of requirements. Supporting all conveyor applications, we aim
to provide you with a range of unrivalled quality products with
a service to match. Our business is not simply about products;
it is about our people too. Many of our staff have grown up with
the business, so we understand the products, the marketplace
and most of all, you the customer.

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New cladding range

Inspired by quality
We would like to introduce Cladright™ – a premium quality,
hygienic wall cladding system. Cladright™ Offers the complete
cladding system that is strong, durable and long lasting even in
the most extreme environments.

Cladright’s wall cladding system can be used in hygienic and
wet room environments. Offering a comprehensive range of
high quality sheets, ceiling planks and profiles that are available
in Brilliant White, Satin range (pastel colours) and Gloss range
(vibrant colours).

Cladright also offers a advanced professional collection of high performance adhesive and silicones with a range of unique benefits. This comprehensive adhesive and silicone collection is appropriate
for a wide range of environments, including general purpose and sanitary use. For more information please visit www.cladright.co.uk

Cladright™ is a division of Oadby Plastics Ltd