The Plastics sector is a key component of the UK Manufacturing industry, with Plastics within the top 10 of UK exports. It is the second largest employer within UK Manufacturing, employing over 170,000 people, with approximately 6,200 companies operating within this sector.
Plastics is an integral commodity to the wider sector, with plastic products and techniques such as additive manufacturing growing in prominence within the Automotive, Aerospace and Automation divisions. The use of plastics is even more crucial in other sectors, such as the Packaging industry where over 43% of Plastic application is being utilised.
Key industry players operating in the UK:
Ineos Polymers, Dow Chemical, Dupont, Exxon Mobil, Solvay, Trelleborg, GKN Additive Manufacturing, Siemens (Material Solutions), BASF
Key Subsectors we support:
Plastics Processors, Additive Manufacturing, Machinery Suppliers, Equipment Suppliers, Polymers, Moulding (Injection Moulding), Extrusion
The plastics sector is a wholly diverse one, with plastics being used in a range of applications within both the general consumer and wider manufacturing industries. The sector is made even more diverse and unique through its complex supply chains which significantly vary from industry to industry.
At Pontem we understand the uniqueness of the industry and through our flexibility and knowledge of the sector we can offer an expert tailormade solution.
We have experience of working closely with companies who specialise in Polymer & sealing solutions, Plastic Injection Moulding, Packaging, Medical devices and Additive Manufacturing. Our clients range from the industries key plastic processors to Machinery & Equipment Suppliers.
Roles we specialise in include:
Within the Plastics sector we recruit across our core job disciplines as well as sector niche roles which are specifically relatable to the Plastics Industry
- Purchasing/ Supply Chain
- Sector Niches: Plastic Injection Moulding technician/Setter, Extrusion setter, Toolmaking (Plastics)
Contact us to see how we can help you with your next move or assist you with finding staff, within the Plastics sector.