Never one to stand still, Pentagon Plastics has kicked off the new year with positivity in plastics!
State of the art machinery
Late December saw Pentagons’ Moulding Division take delivery of its third 22 tonne, BOY injection moulding machine taking the total press count to an impressive 11 machines ranging from 22-280 tonne. Investment was made as a result of increased customer demand for production in both the medical and aerospace industries.
Pentagon are committed to maintaining strict lead times for customer production orders whilst maintaining the flexibility to respond to urgent requirements and have therefore invested £25,000 in the additional moulding capacity and support equipment.
The machine itself was sited and installed in early January ensuring product supply was enhanced from the start of the year.
Further committing to the capabilities of the Moulding Division, late January will see three of Pentagon’s Mould Setters attend Level 4 Troubleshooting for Injection Moulding training with the Polymer Training & Innovation Centre. This course follows on from the Injection Moulding Technology level 3 course that was attended by the setters in November 2017.
Investing in this kind of training Pentagon ensures that the injection moulding process is optimised at every stage of the process. Keeping up with process improvements and working to current processing guidelines ensures the group maintain an outstanding level of quality and customer service.
The injection moulding process is subject to many variables and by equipping the setters with as much knowledge and expertise as possible is seen as a key focus of the group and they strive to achieve customer satisfaction on every production order.
A new team member
The Pentagon team has also welcomed a new team member! As Pentagon Plastics Ltd and Phoenix Engineering come together to form the Pentagon Plastics Group, a new Buyer has been appointed to take on the group purchasing. This role encompasses buying for all areas of the business with a focus on cost control and buying smart in relation to high engineering thermoplastics and steels for the Moulding and Tooling Divisions. The new Buyer will be responsible for sourcing, maintaining and growing supplier relations.
Not only is Pentagon keen to continue its path of continual improvement internally but will also support the wider community through various initiatives planned across the year. To bring them closer to other likeminded businesses Pentagon have become members of the Gatwick Diamond Business Network.
The Gatwick Diamond is committed to supporting and empowering local business, providing outstanding networking opportunities to grow business connections. Pentagon are looking forward to further raising the company profile and the positive work surrounding plastics that the group undertakes.
Chestnut Tree House
As a medium size employer in Sussex, Pentagon were keen to partner a local charity over the coming year and are delighted to announce that their chosen charity for 2019 is Chestnut Tree House.
In previous years Pentagon have provided support and raised funds through various activities for St Catherine’s Hospice. This new year will see the Group dedicate themselves to the outstanding work of Chestnut Tree House, a children’s hospice which cares for those aged 0-19 with progressive life-shortening conditions. Through various initiatives Pentagon will be looking to raise funds for the hospice as well as undertake volunteering work.
Just two weeks in to the new year and Pentagon Plastics are taking strides to make 2019 a great year for business and community. With a focus on continuous improvement in customer service and raising awareness around positivity in plastics.