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Plastic Mouldings Northern is a regionally rooted business that has built a prominent reputation across the global manufacturing sector. The 20-year-old Bishop Auckland-based company was set up by Freddy Bourdais and Mark Rigg, and has grown year-on-year. Here is an insight into its story.


Plastic Mouldings Northern has doubled turnover, expanded its workforce to 22, completed a new site acquisition to increase its footprint to 45,000sq ft and invested in key logistics over the last two years – all in the face of the pandemic.

Its main output is the production of vacuum formed plastic parts, which involves the supply of high-quality and often very intricate moulded parts to an array of industries, from automotive to precision engineering.

The company supplies clients domestically and internationally, with recent contracts established in Australia and New Zealand.

It is the only stockist of new plastic containers and plastic pallet boxes in the North East, and is also the largest dealer of reconditioned plastic pallets in the UK.

It partners with French firm JOUPLAST®, and holds the exclusive contract to distribute the latter’s innovative range of landscaping products across the UK and Ireland.

Turnover in this part of the company alone hit more than £1 million last year.