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Barkley Plastics

Plastic injection moulding & toolmaking

Barkley Plastics provide world-class plastic injection moulding, assembly and toolmaking services.

Barkley Plastics houses one of the largest tool making facilities in the UK, producing high precision tools capable of delivering millions of mouldings every year for a multitude of different sectors.

Working closely with their customers, Barkley Plastics provide a total manufacturing solution from involvement in concept and design to the manufacture and delivery of high quality parts.

This total manufacturing solution is structured around 8 areas of expertise and is the result of continuous improvement since 1965:

Design | Product Development | Project Management | Tool Making | Manufacturing | Assembly | Quality | Distribution & Logistics

Barkley Plastics

Plant & capacity

Barkley Plastics operates out of an 85,000 sq.ft facility and produces in excess of 50 million mouldings each year. They are processed through over 40 modern moulding presses ranging from 5 to 650 tonne and operating 24/7.

Negri Bossi
☉ 650T
☉ 360T
☉ 210T x2
☉ 150T X2
☉ 500T
☉ 200T
☉ 125T x4
☉ 50T x4
☉ 350T x2
☉ 210T
☉ 150T x3
☉ 120T x2
☉ 100T
☉ 80T
☉ 50T x2
☉ 35T
☉ 5T (Battenfeld microsystem)
☉ 320T
☉ 200T
☉ 50T
Krauss Maffei
☉ 150T
☉ 50T
☉ 120T
☉ 50T
☉ 50T
☉ 15T
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Barkley Plastics delivers manufacturing solutions from the simple to the perceived impossible.

☉ The latest 3D CAD/CAM packages and mouldflow simulation
☉ One of the largest Injection Moulding Toolroom facilities in the UK
☉ Complex two shot tooling
☉ Tools moulding very abrasive materials such as glass filled Nylon
☉ Guaranteed for life with no additional costs when manufactured at Barkley Plastics facility
Plastic injection moulding
☉ Over 40 moulding presses from a Microsystem 5 tonne to 650 tonne
☉ 24/7 operation
☉ 2 shot moulding
☉ Gas injection
☉ Ultrasonic welding
☉ Patented ‘In Mould Welding’
☉ Latest robotic technology and fully automated systems
☉ Delivering over 50 million components per annum
☉ Over 300 different base materials
Gas injection moulding
☉ Safety critical
☉ High strength
☉ Cosmetic importance
Two shot moulding
☉ Benefitted big Tier 1 and 2 Automotive clients including Land Rover and Honda
☉ Reduced bill of material
☉ Reduced assembly times
☉ Improved quality
☉ Great design, low cost
In mould internal weld
☉ Developed and patented by Barkley Plastics
☉ Simultaneous moulding of two parts within a mould tool that can be joined together in a second cycle of the tool to produce a hermetically sealed unit
☉ Mouldings do not have to be removed from the tool
☉ Components can be robotically inserted
☉ Eliminates the need for seals or fasteners
☉ Reduces manufacturing time and cost
☉ PCB assembly to LED lighting
☉ Sonic welding
☉ Printing
☉ Machining
☉ Gasket / spring assembly
☉ Purpose built assembly machines
☉ In mould assembly
☉ Overmould
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Barkley’s Business Management Systems encompasses the elements of quality, health and safety and the environment. The systems are based around the framework of the International Standards, ISO14001, ISO18001, ISO9001 and TS16949.

☉ ISO9001 accreditation
☉ Process based Business Management System
☉ Set of performance measures to access process efficiency
☉ Realisation of Customer Specific Requirements
☉ Weekly process reviews with senior management
☉ Full APQP & PPAP controls – Automotive
☉ In-house MSA / Calibration / SPC facility
☉ Supplying OEM’s and 1st tier automotive companies for over 20 years
☉ 3 Co-ordinate measuring machines collating measurements from CAD data and used for process control. Full layout inspection.
☉ Full-time IOSH qualified safety officer
☉ Defined SHE (Safety, Health and Environmental) process
☉ Access and analysis of latest SHE legal requirements
☉ Continuous improvement team used to implement SHE improvements
☉ Risk reduction methodology used to increase safety for workforce and visitors
☉ Documented and communicated Health and Safety Policy
☉ Qualified first aiders and fire marshals. Fully equipped first aid room
☉ Health and Safety team includes the Managing Director
☉ ISO14001 accreditation
☉ Process based Environmental Management System
☉ Energy saving programme
☉ Waste management system
☉ Programme to reduce environmental safety risk
☉ Access and analysis of latest environmental legal requirements
☉ Environmental improvements part of process improvement
☉ Set of performance measures to access environmental process efficiency
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Matt Harwood

Matt Harwood

Business Development Manager
Barkley Plastics

Barkley Plastics


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