TH Plastics Wins National Award at Plastic Industry Awards!

24 November 2022

PIA Group Winners


TH Plastics is celebrating having won the coveted Plastic Industry Award for Supplier Partnership: Ancillary Equipment with their Material Feeding project completed with Strata Products (Berry Global).

A ceremony celebrating the achievements of the plastics industry took place at the Intercontinental on Park Lane on Friday, October 18th. An annual event that has been held in London since 2001, the PIA Awards are dedicated to recognising and rewarding innovation and exceptional performance in an increasingly competitive market.

This project was led and designed by Lee Thomas (Managing Director) and, Jonathan Pankethman (UK Sales & Marketing Manager). Gary Colgan (Operations Manager), managed the project with full support from the TH Plastics Engineering team.  The project came around because of Strata’s  desire to streamline their manufacturing process.  Acquisition by Berry Global and their green initiatives helped Strata put together a comprehensive CAPEX to improve the feed system in their 26 machine mouldshop. a. The goal of the project was to provide material from 17 different sources to 26 injection moulding machines, whilst limiting operator intervention and eradicating material starvation issues that cause scrap. The system we designed did not only meet our Strata’s needs, but also allowed for large-scale automation.

TV comedian, Andy Parsons, best known for his role on Mock the Week, presented the award in front of approximately 700 plastics industry professionals. In acceptance of the award, Ash Seddon, General Manager at TH Plastics, and Jonathan Pankethman, were cited by judges as “incredibly impressive and encouraging to the industry”.

General Manager, Ash Seddon comments “At TH Plastics, we thrive on being able to support manufacturers in the plastics industry. Our rate of growth suggests this is something we get right more often than not, and this project was no different. Our diligence of the project from start to finish was at an outstanding level, and the level of customer satisfaction is proof of that. We should all be very proud. It’s a team effort and this is a great sign for the next 12 months as we improve and develop our business.”

At TH Plastics, we continue to build our business on strong partnerships. Our success is directly correlated with our ability to integrate with manufacturers as an extension of their team, offering expertise, capabilities, and a competitive final solution that will ensure the partnership will continue for many years to come.

As a company, TH Plastics commonly implements large systems in under two years payback, but this is our greatest achievement to date. In the next few days, our case study will be available for you to view. It provides an overview of the impressive numbers and equipment incorporated in the project.

For more information about our innovative solutions tailored to your needs, please contact us today.

"TH Plastics developed a bespoke solution for Kautex Unipart, primarily comprising Moretto equipment: blenders, dryers, hopper loaders, suction unit with sound enclosure, dust filters, material feed pipes and metal separators."

Engineering Manager

Kautex Unipart

"They helped us with everything; the design of the solution, what we might need, sourcing the kit, installation, integration and on-going support 24/7, 365 days a year. They guided us through the whole process which was great."



"As a result of our initial dealings with TH Plastics, we had high expectations of the company, but I have to say that even these were surpassed. The quality of the workmanship was outstanding and the speed and safety with which the work was undertaken made the installation a joy to witness. And, when the installation was complete and the system was switched on, it worked perfectly immediately".

Advanced Manufacturing Manager

Kautex Unipart

"TH Plastics were excellent at every stage, from initial site visits and concepts to equipment supply and testing as well as the complete installation on site. I received a personal service from the outset. TH Plastics did a very good job; they did what they said they would and they did it extremely well."

Engineering Manager

BPI Rhymney

"I was particularly impressed at how proactive the team at TH Plastics were when we asked them to provide a reference site. They responded immediately and arranged for us to visit Maxell Moulding Services in Telford, where TH Plastics had delivered a factory move installation. The Manager at Maxell was extremely positive about TH Plastics and we were impressed with the standard of workmanship on site."

Productions Director

Fern Plastic Products

"The new materials handling and drying system TH Plastics designed has exceeded my expectations. It's significantly more efficient than we had at the site, so far yielding a 40% reduction in energy consumption and I expect that figure to increase in future."

Head of Production

Maxell Moulding Services

"TH Plastics has designed and developed a unique solution for our specific needs that has reduced labour costs, reduced energy costs, increased efficiency and uptime, and at the same time improved product quality. They have a unique way of working in the industry, providing a unique facility for prototyping and developing new concepts and solutions that no one else offers. Their team is the only company that I know that offers such a uniformed process from beginning to end. All the team are technical engineers with a commitment to solving customer issues and getting the best results."

Senior Production Engineer


“To move to the next level it was important to improve our efficiencies and TH Plastics provided us with that solution. They kept in constant contact and kept us up-to-date with the project. We have seen dramatic energy savings, even though we are running more machinery."


Wheatley Plastics

"It was a pleasure to work with TH Plastics on this project and they provided all their expertise and knowledge to regular meetings and workshops in order to design the most effective system for our program."


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