Made to last
Formaplex is a Hampshire-based manufacturing group that uses innovative processes to deliver tooling and component solutions to a variety of companies. Using cutting-edge technology, it works across specialist industries, such as aerospace, defence and motorsport, to provide world-class design and manufacturing.
Founded in 2001, Formaplex is a preferred supplier to many of the big players in the automotive industry. “We’re one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of injection-mould tooling. Our tooling team provides comprehensive, integrated solutions, offering advice, design, logistics, project management, measurement, quality assurance, jig manufacture and end-of-arm tooling to our global customer base.”
“The company’s policy of continuous investment in the latest technology ensures accuracy, precision and a guaranteed product for the customer”
Sales have grown significantly, from £9m in 2008 to £38.7m in 2014, and Formaplex attributes much of that success to the company’s large-scale investment in state-of-the-art technology. “The company’s policy of continuous investment in the latest technology ensures accuracy, precision and a guaranteed product for the customer."
The company is currently operating three sites in Hampshire with a footprint of 140,000 sq ft, and further investment of £2m is planned to fund an additional 30,000 sq ft of Formaplex factory space later this year. This expansion will provide increased capacity to meet the growing needs of our global customers across a diverse range of demanding industries.”
£38.7m – The value of Formaplex’s sales in 2014
In addition to the 300-plus staff currently employed by Formaplex, a further 50 engineers, project managers and designers will be hired as the company continues to expand. “Our professional approach to building customer relations and providing world-class tooling solutions will increase our market share worldwide.”
- Sector: Manufacturing
- Region: Hampshire