Plastics Capital (PLA) is a specialist plastics products manufacturer focused on proprietary products for niche markets. The Group has four factories in the UK, one in Thailand and sales offices in the USA, Japan, India and China.
The Company was established by Faisal Rahmatallah and Arun Nagwaney and was incorporated in December 2002. Since then the company has grown mainly through acquisitions and was listed on the AIM market in London in December 2007.
Currently approximately 60 per cent of sales are exported to over 80 countries worldwide and production is concentrated in the UK where significant engineering know-how and automation underpins the Group's competitiveness. The Group has approximately 300 employees within the four key operating subsidiaries: BNL in Knaresborough (North Yorkshire), C&T Matrix in Wellingborough (Northamptonshire), Palagan in Dunstable (Bedfordshire) and Bell Plastics in Poole (Dorset).
The defining characteristics of Plastics Capital’s businesses are:
- Leaders in their niche industrial markets in many cases with no direct or limited competition
- Long established (25 years or more) with long term customer relationships and high retention rates
- "Mission critical” to customers with our products frequently representing a low fraction of customers’ costs
- Highly automated with bespoke manufacturing processes that have been perfected over many years and are hence very difficult to replicate