A Kirkby plastics company has seen demand for its specialist services increase so much it has had to put on extra shifts and recruit new people.
S&S Plastics has built a reputation for plastic injection moulding, and offers a number of services, including tool design and manufacture.
It is also one of just a handful of companies in the UK that has a foiling department, where 3D surface laminating is used to put decorative effects on to pre-manufactured plastic used in the building industry, such as in the construction of windows and conservatories.
Demand for this service has increased, and over the past 12 to 18 months, the foiling team has grown from 14 to 18 permanent staff and an additional 17 agency staff.
Since 2014, the company’s order book has increased by 150 percent, and is continuing to rise.
Louise Gregory, business development manager at the firm, said: “We are well known throughout the industry for quality and for delivering when our customers need us to do so.
“In order to keep up with demand, we have grown the team of people who work in that department and we have been able to continue providing a great service.”
She added: “We have worked with Senior Salmon, a local recruitment agency that knows our business and its needs and they have been able to provide the right people to enable us to sustain this growth.”
Mark Beastall, who focuses on the industrial sector for the Mansfield-based Senior Salmon recruitment agency, said: “The S&S Plastics story is one of success. It’s been fantastic to see the company in action, and it’s easy to see why the country’s big manufacturers come to them for the foiling work.
“There are people out there who need and want jobs and so we have successfully been able to help S&S with the initial stages of recruitment, even testing people’s ability to cut foil to a high standard.
“While we have been trusted to help get the right staff at the right time, S&S has been able to focus fully on developing their offering. And it certainly seems to be a success.”