MGS supplies global supply chain of tier one automotive manufacturer

We won the contract because of our high levels of customer service: our team flew out to China to help procure new tools.

MGS Technical Plastics has earned a significant place in the supply chain of a luxury car manufacturer after securing a new contract with a key customer.

The project has been agreed with one of our long-standing customers: a large multinational, tier one automotive manufacturer. We are set to supply high quality exterior trims for a new high-end model of car due to enter the market in 2020.

In addition to our technical expertise and cost-effective solutions, we were nominated for the contract because of the high levels of customer service the client has come to expect from us. This has already seen our team fly out to China as part of the project management and manufacture of new tooling.

At present, there are 15 tools in production in Asia, with a total initial cost of more than £1m. From these tools, we will supply parts, including painted and pre-assembled items.

Mark Preston, MGS Sales Director, said: “We have built a long-standing relationship with this client. As they have grown internationally over the years, we have been able to meet their changing needs and have now secured a lion’s share of their injection moulding work.

“We work well together because we have taken the time to understand their way of doing things and have helped them to finalise the requirements for their projects. Ultimately, the work we do helps our customers to help their customers.”

If you are looking for a production partner willing to fly to the furthest corners of the earth to ensure the highest quality work for your project, contact the MGS team today.

The MGS Team together for a group photo with their NAA Manufatcuring Excellence Award at the Mere Golf Club

MGS Technical Plastics wins Manufacturing Excellence award

Blackburn-based MGS Technical Plastics has won a major industry award in recognition of its continuous effort to make its manufacturing processes more environmentally friendly, and for its commitment to training and developing an engaged workforce.

The company was awarded the Manufacturing Excellence Award at the Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) Awards 2018.

MGS operates 20 machines ranging from 35 tonne to 900 tonne, producing bespoke plastic components for a range of industries and serving as a tier 1 and 2 supplier to some of the biggest automotive companies in the world. The award win follows a multi-year, seven-figure investment project which has seen the company move to new premises and invest in new machinery and leaner processes.

The judges of the award were particularly impressed by the programme of improvement focusing on reducing energy use. Investments include the introduction of Thingtrax ‘internet of things’ software which monitors the usage of all machines and helps identify smarter ways to operate them.

In addition, MGS recently invested £43,000 on a 49Kw solar panel unit, and employs a recycling system to grind leftover sprues ready for reuse. MGS was also acknowledged for its ongoing training and personal development programmes which cater for all employees, including apprenticeships and long-term college courses.

Judson Smythe, Technical Director, said: “MGS has gone from strength to strength and what’s really exciting is we still haven’t even begun to realise our full potential. The vision, to be a world renowned technical manufacturer, will be achieved in the near future, of that we are all certain.”

Mark Preston, Sales Director, added: “This award is just the beginning of what’s to come. These are just the foundation bricks being laid thanks to all the hard work and determination of every single member of MGS. Watch this space, it’s going to be a spectacular future.”

MGS collected the award at a prize-giving ceremony held in Cheshire. The master of ceremonies and guest speaker, Red Dwarf star and Scrapheap Challenge presenter Robert Llewellyn, entertained the audience with stories about his adventures with electric vehicles.

The Northern Automotive Alliance is an independent, not-for-profit company which provides a membership service to the automotive community. The NAA Awards were launched to showcase the successes of vehicle manufacturers, supply chain companies and service providers in the region.

Rowan Egan, NAA Chief Executive, added: “As my first Awards event as NAA chief executive, it was impressive to see the diverse range of companies in the Northern region that are offering world-class products and services.”

Written by Amanda Jackson, TigerFish PR

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Shortlisted for 2 Awards at the NAA Awards

We are pleased to announce MGS Technical Plastics have been shortlisted for the People & Skills and Manufacturing Excellence Awards at the Northern Automotive Alliance Awards 2018. It is a testament to the MGS Team to be recognised for the two awards, and is a great opportunity to celebrate our successes and progress in these fields. Team MGS are looking forward to finding out the result at the Awards Dinner on the 8th November.

The NAA Awards are hosted by the Northern Automotive Alliance. The Northern Automotive Alliance is an independent body based in the north west of England supporting Automotive Companies, from micro businesses to large vehicle manufacturers, using its established network.

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