How we started...
In 1989 with a struggling economy and an invasion of Kuwait it would seem foolhardy to start a fledgling business, especially in an oil based product, but that’s what our founder Duncan Wray took on, trading first as an unlimited company.
How we evolved...
During 1990 with an increasing customer base came a change of name & status as Actionplas Limited was formed. Steady growth in the years to come resulted in more staff been employed and the Actionplas customer base becoming larger & more widespread, covering many varied industries. Though the food & drink sector counted for a large percentage of this growth, specialist work was also done, manufacturing parts for companies such as Rolls Royce & Aston Martin.
In the mid 90’s Actionplas moved from their 2500 square feet premises in Yeadon, an outer suburb of Leeds, doubling floor space to over 5000 square feet. With more self-funded investment following, mainly with the introduction of state of the art machinery & manufacturing software. These machines covering turning, milling & routing. Over the next few months three new employees were taken on, 2 of which are still employed today.
In 2000 the company again doubled its floor space, purchasing the Pudsey premises they are in today, again investing in new machines & additional skilled staff. Steady growth continued throughout the following ten years.
WHERE WE ARE TODAY
In 2010 a major breakthrough came in the advancement of the company with the founder’s sons forming a new management team.
Rapid growth followed. With sales increasing, more staff employed & the commencement of the company’s first apprenticeship scheme.
Since 2010 Actionplas has continued to employ, invest & expand with the introduction of its very own design team, new state of the art machinery & by becoming an ISO9000 accredited company in 2016.
Most recently ActionPlas has made a significant £1 million investment in personnel, new machinery and an expansion of our production facilities (by an additional 13,000 square feet to 25,000 square feet), as a strong commitment to supporting our customer base.