Moving your plastic injection moulding operation to a different moulder is nothing new. Sometimes mounting problems make this the best move for your business. If you’re thinking of making the move but aren’t quite sure what the process involves, then you’re in the right place.

Why move your plastic injection moulding?

Issues such as delays in supplying parts, poor quality mouldings, and a lack of communication can all prompt a change in your plastic injection moulders. A move can involve reshoring your production (bringing it back to the UK from abroad) or moving moulders within the UK.

While the decision to move moulders isn’t taken lightly, it can improve the cost, speed, and reliability of receiving your parts, and bonus- you should get better communication and relationships with your new moulder to boot.

How do you move your moulding operation?

-The first step to moving plastic injection moulders is to get in touch with a member of the team to discuss your tooling and moulding requirements. We can establish if we’re the best fit for each other and have the necessary time and capacity to run your mouldings.

-Certainly, in the UK, and most of the world your company will own your mould tool. If you are reshoring from countries in the Far East this may not always be the case, you may have only paid a “contribution to tooling” and will therefore need to buy out your tool, or re-tool. We have helped many customers to re-tool from Asia and will be happy to advise you.

-Continuity of supply. Ensure that you have enough of your parts to cover the switch over period, this makes the transition between moulders stress free for your supply chain.

-You will need to settle any outstanding debts on your account with your current moulders to move your tooling. After settling your account you will be free to transport your tool(s) to BEC.

-Once your tool(s) are at BEC, our in-house toolroom will assess the tool and make any necessary repairs or alterations.

-Next, a sample run will be carried out to test that your tools run smoothly without issue. We will work out details such as machine settings and cycle times giving you an accurate quote for future mouldings.

What can BEC offer?

BEC Group has over 40 years’ worth of experience in toolmaking and plastic injection moulding. In that time we’ve learnt a thing or two about giving our customers a great experience alongside quality mouldings.

We carry out large and small production runs. We understand that you don’t always need thousands of your parts; we’re happy to produce high and low volume orders.

All UK orders have free delivery: We won’t charge to get your goods to you. If you’re in a pinch for parts, you are welcome to pick up part orders from our Hampshire site.

We deliver on time and in full within 28 days. Don’t waste time waiting for parts- we will deliver the entirety of your order within 28 days of confirmation.

Committed to quality: BEC Group have held ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for over twenty years. Our commitment to quality checks includes hourly, first off, and last off inspections.

Communication is key: Our award-winning (yes there are awards for it!) communication is crucial to our great relationships with customers.

Are you thinking about moving plastic injection moulders or just want to chat over the options? Get in touch for a no obligation conversation email or call 01425 613131 today.