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.