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Rubber, Plastics & Leather Products - Case Studies
The Case Studies described below are based on information provided by companies in the Rubber, Plastics & Leather Products sector. Each study has been written in collaboration with employees of the company and Preactor International would like to thank those who provided these insights into how Preactor is used and the benefits it has provided.

TAKATA operates in the automotive sector with the production of components and assemblies such as safety belts, airbags, steering wheels and other parts used in the interior of virtually all major automotive manufacturers in the world.
Bedford Industries, Inc. a family-owned company founded in 1966, started as a manufacturer of wire twist ties. With an innovative mind-set, Bedford has expanded into all types of identification products, elastomer integrations, adhesive technology, specialized bundling ties, Bendable Components®, packaging re-closures, promotional marketing, tying equipment, strapping, and fasteners.
Vivapen d.o.o. is carrying on the tradition of a workshop founded in 1967. This workshop primarily produced moulds for making technical plastic products. When the Vivapen company was established in 1990, it branched out into developing and manufacturing writing instruments and other stationery products.
Located in the city of Erechim, north Rio Grande do Sul state, the Plaxmetal LTDA enterprise produces plastic and metal parts their main product line being chair kits (for assemblies) and spare parts for workstations, schools, residences etc.
BINS produces rubber items for different sectors such as aeronautic, railway and mainly the automotive since 1953. Using cutting-edge technology, BINS grew to be one of the top industries in this segment in Brazil, supplying both national and international markets.
Located in Libiąż, Poland the company was founded in 1989 as a Swiss/Polish joint venture and was a pioneer in the manufacture of windows made from plastic profiles.
Artis Matriz is a small company specializing in the design and manufactur e of injection mould tools for thermoplastic and thermosetting materials as well as for metal stamping, and general precision machining.
Samuel Strapping Systems is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a broad range of steel and plastic strapping, hand tools, edge protection, stretch film equipment and consumables, as well as standard and custom engineered unitizing equipment.
From humble origins in 1894 Vienna, Hoerbiger has grown to become a leading player in the fields of compression technology, automation technology and drive technology employing a global workforce of 7,600 and achieving sales of 950 million euro. Hoerbiger branched into North America in the 1960s and now has 23 service centers in addition to 2 manufacturing centers – one in Houston, Texas and a larger facility in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Tabone has been supplying door handles and plastic edge banding for the furniture industry since 1988. Its manufacturing plant is located in Caxias do Sul (Brazil), a region known for its strong engineering and furniture industries.
Established in 1977 with the original name of AK precision mouldings, Tex Industrial Plastics is a leading UK based trade injection moulding company that delivers solutions to approximately 55 different customers across a wide range of market sectors including water heating, washroom products, fire safety industrial, and automotive.
King Plastic Corporation has been developing and manufacturing quality polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes since 1968. Its industry-leading branded and commodity products are manufactured at the company’s state-of-the art, 150,000 square foot headquarters in North Port, Florida and distributed worldwide.
The Inplac - Plastic Industry SA produces high quality flexible plastic packages, giving special attention to products with high technological content and, therefore, greater added value. The main type of packaging produced is the low density polyethylene to the markets of fertilizers, lime, limestone, thin mass and mortar. Founded in 1974, and located at Biguaçu, Brazil, the company is distinguished by the constant search for innovation. Several products and processes were developed in a pioneering way, with great technical and commercial success.
With over thirty years experience in monomer casting and extrusion, Global EPP, previously named Nylacast Materials is synonymous with innovation, quality and technical excellence in relation to cast nylon and extruded semi-finished engineering plastics stock shapes. With three UK sites employing approximately 70 people, Global EPP has a worldwide presence with more than 70% of the product manufactured destined for export.
Supravis Group S.A., based in Bydgoszcz, Poland specializes in production of packaging for the food industry where the company's brand is known across all the cured meat producers in the domestic market. It has a significant market share in the Polish packaging market and 50% of its revenues come from overseas. Supravis’s products include multilayer casings, monolayer casings, barrier films and bags.
Thermopac, a member of the Rigids Division of the Astrapak Group of companies, based in Cape Town, South Africa, specializes in thermoformed plastic packaging. Thermopac operates 24/7 and has over 700 products in the market.
TRP Sealing Systems Ltd has grown from humble origins in 1981 to become the second largest Gasket Plate Heat Exchanger (PHE) manufacturer in the world. Twice awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise, the £20m company headquartered in Hereford has manufacturing partnerships with Dubai and India in addition to finishing sites in Romania and now produces approximately five million gaskets each year.
Plastform, a member of the Rigids Division of the Astrapak Group, based in Cape Town South Africa are the leading producer of rigid thermoformed packaging for the dairy, fresh and fast-food markets in Southern Africa. Formed products are sold in both printed and unprinted form.
Plastique Micron, a Canadian based mid-sized blow moulding plastic container manufacturer, has been in business since 1970 and employs approximately 175 people. In recent years the company has adopted a more customer-oriented approach to be more than just a manufacturer, but also a partner offering a complete, global packaging solution in the form of plastic containers.
Samson Rubber Industries (Pvt) Ltd - SRI, was established in 1983 as a member of the DSI Samson Group for the manufacture of pneumatic tyres & tubes. SRI manufactures tyres & tubes for Bicycle, Motorcycles, Agricultural & Industrial use to the highest international standards for both domestic & world markets. SRI is the unchallenged market leader in Sri Lanka for tyres & tubes and also has found successful markets in all six continents.
The introduction of a SYSPRO 6.0 ERP system from K3 Business Technology Group (K3), with an integrated APS solution from Preactor International, has enabled leading silicone hose manufacturer Silflex to overcome operational constraints that were restricting business growth. Employing around 100 people, Silflex Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of multi-application silicone hoses.
Armstrong Teesside is one of Armstrong World Industries manufacturing units, a subsidiary of Armstrong Holdings, and is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets.
EDV Packaging is a Spanish group of companies who are leaders in hard barrier plastic packaging for the food industry worldwide. They have more than 30 years experience in food packaging, invests more than 3% of their sales in R+D, exports more than 75% of their production and is a recognized supplier to most food companies groups around the world.
GRP Structures is a manufacturer of GRP products, specialising in the realm of architectural components, and is preferred supplier to a number of national building companies. Originally formed over 35 years ago, the company was essentially reborn in 2003 when an external SME mentor along with a number of employees decided to seriously address the problems which had troubled the firm in the past.
Silvergate Plastics, established in 1985 and purchased in 1997 by British Vita, is a specialist provider of colour matched polymer solutions to end users both inside and outside the Vita group.
Foilex is one of the industry’s leading foiling specialists, laminating window, door, cladding and roofline products for major name companies, adding value through its comprehensive service focus. Foilex was founded over a decade ago and has gone from strength to strength now operating seven lamination lines 24 hours a day, servicing an enviable customer base.
The beginnings of company Liv Postojna date back to 1954, when a small workshop was founded to manufacture different steel products. Today they function as a joint-stock company and with four of their affiliate companies they are form LIV Plastika d.o.o. which is the largest of them with a modern organization and high technology standards.