In-house plastic injection moulding

Find out more about the new plastic injection moulding capability available through our parent company Sherwood Group.

15th September, 2023

At the end of 2022 we completed the acquisition of Burton based plastic moulding business UB Plastics and we’ve been busy incorporating them into the Sherwood Group of companies.

UB Plastics has been a supplier to Sherwood for many years, delivering millions of parts annually into our construction and fenestration customers.

Based in Burton with strong brewing sector roots, the business now manufactures and ships over 100 million parts a year, exporting to all five continents to customers at the very top of their industries.

We’re now in a position to share more about what is available to our customers across the group below.

Key facts:

  • Established 1983
  • Location Burton upon Trent
  • Employees 35
  • Site 1.7 acres
  • Products 100m + individual plastic parts annually
  • Sectors Brewery, food and drink, construction
  • Market 75% UK, 25% export

Capacity and capability:

  • No of machines 23 state of the art injection moulding machines
  • Capacity 30t to 220t
  • Machine OEMs Battenfield, Borche, Chen Hsong, Demag, Haitian, Negri Bossi, Romi and Sandretto.
  • Tooling size (min) 130mm x 130mm approx
  • Tooling size (max) 550mm x 550mm approx
  • Product size (min) 3mm
  • Product size (max) 400mm
  • In mould labelling for food and beverage and wider industry packaging from 1 label up to 12 labels for multi impression tooling.

Robots suppliers:

  • Universal 6 Axis, Geiger 3 Axis Full Servo and ATM 3 Axis Full Servo.

Main polymer suppliers:

  • Distrupol, Resinex, Plastribution.

Main materials:

  • ABS, nylon, polypropylene, polypropylene, Polystyrene, TPE.
  • We’d love to discuss the opportunities UB Plastics can bring to what we are already providing you.
  • And we’re happy to look at re-estimating current provision and prototyping to see if we can make a difference.

Get in touch, including the word Plastic in your message here.