Case Study

Inspection and test equipment

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Elcometer is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of a comprehensive range of inspection and test equipment for use in a diverse range of markets.


Elcometer’s existing plastic moulding supplier ceased trading at short notice and a new supplier was required to take over the manufacture of its 456 Case instrument. The instrument is a hand held device used in the aerospace and automotive industry and a high level of cosmetic finish was critical.


Wheatley Plastics was selected to take over the production of the instrument from the existing supplier. To ensure that Elcometer’s production was not impacted, Wheatley Plastics needed to work to tight timescales. It initially refurbished the tools, addressing and repairing any faults on the mouldings before producing the first samples for Elcometer.

Wheatley Plastics then undertook extensive trialling with Elcometer to ensure that the necessary high quality standards and finish were met, enabling Elcometer to approve production within 4 weeks.


Wheatley Plastics’ quick turnaround and high standards of quality ensured that Elcometer could maintain production of the instrument to a consistently high standard.

"Wheatley Plastics was fantastic to work with - everything was finished within our required timescales, to a very high standard."

Glenn Rutherford


Wheatley Plastics has proved to be an excellent supplier - timing is critical for us and they were always a great help. Nothing was too much trouble.

Kevin Heathcote
Right Track Ltd

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