Tatra Plastics was founded in 1963 and specialises in the manufacture of round, oval and square plastic tube and profile extrusions, co-extrusions and injection moulding. We also produce a range of Telecom products, and Railway pads and aids, and the Click and Fix range of plastic panelling products.
We are a BT and Network Rail approved supplier and have been providing a competitive, quality service for nearly 50 years.
With our in house technical knowledge and experience we can help you with the design of your product and, if involved in the early stages of development, can advise on the best ways to reduce product and tooling costs as well as helping ensure you obtain the quality levels you desire. We can work from faxed or e-mail drawings in many formats including solidworks, proE, .DXF and .DWG files, or from samples of existing product.
We are able to offer co-extruded profiles, where either two colours or two materials are processed at the same time, reducing the need for secondary assembly or finishing. We can also apply double sided adhesive tape and inkjet print in-line.
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Q: Are you ISO9000 approved?
A: Yes we are approved to ISO9001:2000 by Aegis Verity for the 'Manufacture of custom plastic extrusions and mouldings'.
Q: What do you do?
A: We extrude and injection mould all types of plastics products in a very wide variety of materials including PVC.
Q: Do you make your own tooling?
A: We can maintain tooling and are involved from the outset in the design of tooling, however we prefer to use different outside tool makers depending on the complexity of each application.
Q: Where do you manufacture?
A: Yes I know it's rare these days but we actually manufcture here in the UK in our factory in a village called Norwood Green which is between Bradford and Halifax.
Q: What do you make?
A: We produce a range of BT approved telecoms products, a range of Network Rail approved rail pads and rail aids, a range of charity collection boxes as well a huge range of extruded tubes and profiles.
Tatra Plastics Manufacturing is approved to ISO9001:2000 by Aegis Verity
Certificate No. 4111008
Assessment Scope : Manufacture of custom plastic extrusions and mouldings
Network Rail Approval Certificate No. : PA05/870
Link-Up Qualification Scheme : Supplier No: 2268 - Certificate Number: 41223-2668/20364
|1963/4||Commenced trading with organised growth and four moves around Hertford.|
|1964||First product created for British Telecom (The Post Office) to solve problems with gas leaks into telephone exchanges|
|1973/4||Moved from Hertford into purpose built new 3,400m² factory at Stevenage.|
|1975||Purchased the business and assets of Kent Mouldings Division from S.T.C Ltd.
Purchased the business and assets of Precision Plastics Ltd from B.I.H. Ltd.
|1977||Purchased some assets from the Receiver of Marlaheath Plastics Ltd.|
|1980||Purchased the business and assets from the Receiver of B & B Plastics Ltd.|
|1981||Purchased some business and assets from Kenley Engineering Ltd.
Purchased the freehold of the Cavendish Road, Stevenage factory.
|1982||Purchased the business and assets from the Receiver of Forward Plastics Ltd.
Absorbed Cosmocord Ltd business and reactivated Pioneer Plastic Containers Ltd.
|1983||Purchased the assets of Alpha Plastics Ltd From Agricultural Holdings Ltd.
Extended Cavendish Road, Stevenage factory by 900m².
|1985||Purchased the business and assets from the Receiver of Hitchin Components Ltd.
Purchased the business and assets from the Receiver of James Lumb (Plastics) Ltd.
|1985/6||2,700m² of warehouses erected on land acquired from Stevenage Borough Council at Cavendish Road, Stevenage, to greatly extend finishing services and a "Mould & Hold" service.|
|1986||Extrusion operation relocated to freehold factory in Norwood Green, near Halifax, and now trading as a 90% subsidiary under the name of Tatra Plastics (Extrusions) Ltd.|
|1987||Sold Pioneer Plastic Containers Ltd to Metal Box Plc.|
|1988||Purchased some business and assets including compression moulding equipment from Litholite Mouldings Ltd.
Purchased the Six Hills Way, Stevenage moulding operation from Platignum Plc.
|1989||All injection moulding operations consolidated into freehold Cavendish Rd, Stevenage factory.
Purchased the business and assets of JB Arts Ltd.
|1990||Purchased the business and assets from the Receiver of Broiler Equipment Co. Ltd.
Purchased the business and assets of the Arun Plastics Division from Fina Plc.
|1991||Purchased the business and assets from the Receiver of Litholite Mouldings Ltd.|
|1992||Obtained certification to BS EN ISO 9002 Certificate 92/706 Issued by SGS Yarsley Quality Assured Firms Ltd for Tatra Plastics Limited.
Purchased the business and some assets from the Receiver of A W Morris (Repro) Ltd.
|1993||JB Arts and A W Morris (Repro) 1992 Ltd rehoused in 3,800m² factory in West Road, Tottenham.
Purchased the business and assets from the Receiver of Move Plus UK Ltd.
Purchased majority interest in Erewash Mouldings Ltd specialists in large Structural Foam Mouldings.
Purchased majority interest in Telecom Protection Technologies Limited to strengthen the telecommunications industry service.
Obtained certification to BS EN ISO 9002 for Tatra Plastics (Extrusions) Ltd.
|1994||Changed name of Erewash Mouldings Ltd to Precision Plastics Ltd.|
|1997||Obtained certification to BS EN ISO 9002 for Precision Plastics Limited.
Obtained certification to BS EN ISO 9002 for Telecom Protection Technologies Limited.
|1998||Purchased the Assets of Vic-Tree (Birmingham) Ltd.
The Piacquadio Family exercised their option to buy the remaining 75% of AW Morris (Repro) (1992) Ltd.
|1999||Purchased the business and assets from the Liquidator of Synergy Works Ltd (Caddymatic / Wheelpower International).|
|2000||Purchased the business and assets from the Liquidator of Stratford Precision Plastics Ltd|
|2001||Interest in Telecom Protection Technologies Limited sold to Greenwoods Communications Ltd.|
|2003||The BEC and wheels ranges that were produced at the Mansfield site together with some of the Precision Plastics Ltd moulding work have been amalgamated into the Stevenage site.|
|2004||Group Restructured to concentrate on Extrusion and Injection Moulding, Telecoms and Rail Pads and consolidated onto Halifax site. Company renamed Tatra Plastics Manufacturing Ltd.|
|2005||Obtained ISO9000:2000 certification for combined Extrusion & Injection Moulding at Halifax site.|
|2008||Purchased Click and Fix product range from Centriforce Products Ltd.|