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Hurst Green Plastics Ltd

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Hurst Green Plastics Ltd
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When Stephen Clarke bought a company in 1979 and re-named it Hurst Green Plastics after the village in which it was situated, he had no idea that one day he would be making and marketing a product that could well revolutionize supply chain management.

The factory had originally been opened in 1860 to make wooden bobbins for local cotton Mills, but had switched to injection-moulded plastic in 1955; one of the first to invest in the new plastics technology of the time. In 1979 it was producing disposable plastics products for the catering industry and looked a sound business proposition. It was well established, the machinery was modern and Stephen believed that he could use his commercial background to take the company forward into new markets.

Over the next few years, he developed a range of injection-moulded and vacuum formed products and expanded into other markets as well as catering, but it was an approach by a Liverpool company that provided that fateful opportunity that can so often shape a company’s future. This particular company sold nuts (the edible kind) to various outlets and HGP designed and supplied a special nut “pick-n-mix” scoop container that proved popular with supermarkets like Asda and Gateway. Various improvements to the product were made before the MD of the nut company asked Stephen to design something more hygienic – a hands-free dispenser that, with the turn of a handle, dropped the nuts down into a bag.

Safeway, in particular, used the HGP dispenser for a range of confectionery products and again, fate was to play an important role in HGP’s future.

Contact Details

Hurst Green Plastics Ltd
1st Floor, Bowland House
The Sidings Business Park
Tel: 00 44 (0)1254 825588
URL: www.twinbin.com/

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