Midlands based Chess Plastics have been in the business of plastic injection moulding for over 45 years, customers and suppliers have watched Chess Plastics expand from a small family operation to a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week success.
We are still owned and run by the Olden family who proudly employ a team of excellent employees many of whom contribute via lean manufacture to a culture synonymous with continuous improvements.
In order to stay at the cutting edge of plastics manufacturing, Chess Plastics places significant importance on investment in new modern machinery which helps in expanding our capabilities, whether it's a larger injection mould tool or a more precise engineering part, we want all our machines to provide peak performance so that they allow our work to reach customer requirements.
What is produced?
The wide range of machines at Chess Plastics means that we can produce medium to large injection mouldings from 500 grams to 12,000 grams in weight.
Many traditional materials are being replaced by plastics due to their durability, strength, low cost and low weight - in particular, the automotive industry has increased plastic usage from 8.5% by weight in a typical car in 1984, up to approximately 11%. Such 'metal replacement' in cars can help to reduce total car weight and therefore reduce emissions of CO2.