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English processors Omega Plastics and Signal Plastics merge

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New Omega Group is projected to turn over in excess of 9 million euros in 2016.

Omega Group's new directors. From left:  Julian Jamieson, Dave Crone, Gary Powner and Alan Franklin.

Omega Group’s new directors. From left: Julian Jamieson, Dave Crone, Gary Powner and Alan Franklin.

Two of the U.K.’s leading injection molders have merged to create a new multi-million dollar plastics processor.

The merger is formed from the partnership between Omega Plastics, which operates two facilities in Blyth and Hartlepool, England, and Signal Plastics, which is based in Washington, England.

Called the Omega Group, the new company is expected to generate revenues in excess of 9 million euros in 2016, English news reports say, and employ more than 100 workers – up 20 from the companies’ current combined employment of 80.

In a statement, Omega Plastics and Signal Plastics said they will retain their individual names and each will continue to service existing customers with rapid prototyping and production tooling, and injection molding. Omega Group will be led by Dave Crone, group managing director; Gary Powner, Omega Plastics managing director; Alan Franklin, Signal Plastics managing director and Julian Jamieson, operations director at Signal.


“Both of our businesses had proven successful in their respective markets but there were sufficient complementary overlaps in our products and processes to make a strategic alliance of the two almost inevitable,” Dave Crone said in the statement. “Omega Plastics will continue to provide first class design, tooling, molding and assembly with the added benefit of specialty high-volume molding provided by Signal Plastics. The combination of our resources and expertise means Omega and Signal are now even stronger together.”

Omega Plastics was formed in 2006, and Signal Plastics was founded the next year.


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