Plastic Injection Moulding UK

Chess Plastics is a plastic injection moulder very focused on understanding the needs of our customers. We are committed to a regular sustained investment plan in new machines and automation along with ongoing training to increase the skills of the business.

We want to retain long term customers and It has always been our belief that we can achieve this by exceeding our customers' expectations with service and quality. Today, Chess Plastics is still a family-run concern with Glyn and Gareth Olden as the controlling Directors and incorporating an organised workforce operating from 52,000 square feet in Droitwich, Worcestershire working a 3 shift system, 24 hours a day.

Quality

  • APQP & PPAP
  • Operator training and grading system

Service

  • 24 hour availability
  • ISO9001:2015  IATF16949:2016
  • Family owned with long standing employees
  • Smooth transition from design through to tooling and production

Value

  • Low overheads 
  • Reducing stocks
  • Modern machinery with robots and power savers

Midlands-based Chess Plastics has been in the business of plastic injection moulding for over 50 years. Customers and suppliers have watched Chess Plastics expand from a small family operation to a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week success.

We are still owned and run by the Olden family, who proudly employs a team of excellent employees, many of whom contribute via lean manufacture to a culture synonymous with continuous improvements.

In order to stay at the cutting edge of plastics manufacturing, Chess Plastics places significant importance on investment in new modern machinery, which helps expand our capabilities. Whether it's a larger injection mould tool or a more precise engineering part, we want all our machines to provide peak performance so that they allow our work to reach customer requirements.

What is produced?

The wide range of machines at Chess Plastics means that we can produce medium to large injection mouldings from 500 grams to 12,000 grams in weight. 

Many traditional materials are being replaced by plastics due to their durability, strength, low cost and low weight - in particular, the automotive industry has increased plastic usage from 8.5% by weight in a typical car in 1984, up to approximately 11%. Such 'metal replacement' in cars can help to reduce total car weight and therefore reduce emissions of CO2.

But the benefits don't end there. Thanks to the innovations in the plastic injection moulder industry, we've seen numerous advantages come to light over the years. And they've only improved with time. Today, a plastic injection moulder can create complex shapes and designs.

What's more, uniformity is key in ensuring the reliability of the components we produce. As such, we maintain uniform moulds to produce identical parts for our clients. Moreover, we are now able to produce large-scale orders of various components using custom moulds in our plastic injection moulder. Thus, we help our clients maximise production on their ends while streamlining operations and reducing downtime.

The strength of injection moulds is another key element that benefits from using an injection moulder. That's why we take the time to learn what our clients' needs are before manufacturing begins. In doing so, we can accommodate the customer's needs while maintaining strength and dexterity in our moulds.

And because we specialise in various thermoplastics, we can provide our clientele with unique materials that allow for greater resistance to heat or bacteria.

At Chess Plastics, we take great care to ensure the satisfaction of our customers. Over the years, we’ve seen innovations in the moulder that allow for greater efficiency and service. Today, we can provide our clients with various colours in their plastic components for variety, appeal, and uniqueness.

When combined with the right material, we can produce virtually limitless possibilities. Thanks to the many advancements in thermoplastics throughout the years, we can now give our clients numerous resins to choose from to ensure that their specific needs are met within their industry.

Because of these variations and options, it is vital that you work with a plastic injection moulder who understands the intricacies of injection moulding — one who has extensive experience working with the different resin varieties while maintaining compliance with regulations.

As you decide which compounds to use in your projects, it is important to consider the following:

  • Flexural modulus (elasticity)
  • Water absorption
  • Tensile strength
  • Impact strength
  • Heat deflection

At Chess Plastics, we are here to assist you in every step of the process to ensure that we fabricate precisely what you want. We invite you to contact us to discuss how we can provide our services to you. You can call us directly on +44 (0) 1905 794405, or email us at: genmail@chessplastics.co.uk.

You may also fill out our online contact form, and we will respond to your enquiry promptly.