Barkley Plastics Are Showcasing the Range of Capabilities Offered by the MAN Group

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With a foundation stretching back decades, The Manufacturing Assembly Network - or MAN Group - utilises their collective knowledge, technological expertise and vast industry experience through collaboration with a range of leading companies.

One such company is Barkley Plastics, known around the world for their injection and plastic moulding capabilities, as well as their long-standing reputation for precision toolmaking. Barkley Plastics work within a range of different industries, many of which are based within automotive production.

From interior products and parts for cars, to fire alarm systems and cleaning equipment for industrial and retail settings, the company has established themselves as the go-to group for all plastic moulding solutions.    

Customers rely on Barkley Plastics largely due to their total-care approach to service. Matthew Harwood, Business Development Manager at Barkley Plastics, explains how each customer is handled on an individual basis and is taken from initial concept all the way through to final completion.

“Everything we do is bespoke,” says Mr. Harwood, “we make our customer’s designs, and then work closely with them to bring it all to fruition.”

Mr. Harwood goes on to discuss how Barkley Plastics are constantly inventing new machinery and implementing the latest technology, all to ensure that the tailored services they offer to customers is truly first-rate and ahead of the market. They’re also equipped with an 85,000 sq. ft manufacturing facility - one of the largest facilities for toolmaking in the UK.

Though they’re approaching their 55th anniversary, Barkley Plastics are always investing in the future. Currently, they have three apprentices who are gaining valuable, hands-on training. Mr. Harwood states: “Our hope is that this will get the younger generation into an industry where they can get their hands dirty, learning valuable skills along the way.”

Barkley Plastics also look to the future in terms of the UK’s environmental wellbeing. They’re actively making real adjustments to their vehicles and manufacturing systems in order to do their bit towards schemes like Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone policy.

You can hear about all of these developments  - and much more - at the upcoming Made in the Midlands 2019 expo. Showcasing for the first time, Barkley Plastics will be ready to talk to anyone about their bespoke services, as well as promoting the MAN Group’s Design & Make 2019 challenge, where students are given the chance to gain first-hand experience of a career in engineering and manufacturing.