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Celebrating Sixty Years of UK Manufacturing

While Queen Elizabeth was still a princess, Albert Wheatley met an engineering friend who as looking for a manufacturer of buttons for a raincoat that was about to be marketed. Mr Wheatley thought he could do the job. He won the work, created the moulds, bought the machinery and, in 1952, began button production in the garage of his house at Heaton Moor, Stockport. Continue reading

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Moulding a Brighter Future

It has been almost 12 months since Gary Knight took over as Managing Director of Stockport based plastic injection moulders, Wheatley Plastics.

In that time, the business has continued to go from strength to strength while having undergone some exciting changes. Continue reading

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Wheatley Plastics Announce Supported Charity for 2012

Wheatley Plastics is delighted to announce that it will be supporting the charity ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ in 2012.

The primary aim of ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ is to grant the wishes of children suffering from life threatening illnesses. Continue reading

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Stockport injection moulder helps to bring back iconic British toy!

Stockport based plastic injection moulder, Wheatley Plastics, has helped to bring the 1960’s iconic children’s toy, PlayPlax, back in to production.
Invented by Patrick Rylands in 1966 and consisting of 48 interlocking, vibrantly coloured squares, this hugely popular toy sold more than a million copies until it ceased production in the early 1980’s. Continue reading

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NVQ Success for Wheatley Plastics Staff

For a number of years Wheatley Plastics has worked in close partnership with NVQ assessors from North Lancs Training Group to provide learning opportunities in training modules for manufacturing, warehousing and team leading staff.

The most recent group of staff to undertake the training have completed their courses successfully and have now been presented with their certificates of achievement. Continue reading

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What makes a good plastic injection moulding company?

Plastic injection Moulding is fundamental to cost efficient manufacturing processes in the 21st century. It is therefore essential that enterprise management chooses well when considering which Plastic injection moulding company is most credible and suited to their requirements. Continue reading

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New Era for Long-Established Stockport Injection Moulder

A management buy-out has taken place at Stockport based plastic injection moulders, Wheatley Plastics.

On 31st March, Operations Director Gary Knight purchased the business from Managing Director of 20 years, Rod Harper. Continue reading

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