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Industry welcomes Talisman Plastics rebrand and investment at key manufacturing event

Industry welcomes Talisman Plastics rebrand and investment at key manufacturing event

Customers and suppliers have welcomed the rebrand of one of the UK’s oldest and leading precision plastics injection moulding specialists at one of the country’s leading manufacturing events.

LGG Charlesworth, a company synonymous with the plastics industry for nearly 100 years, became Talisman Plastics on 1st June as part of a significant growth and investment plan.

Attending Subcon 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham earlier this month, managing director, Shaun Champion, said feedback to the rebrand had been extremely positive.

The event also saw the Malvern-based company generate many quality enquiries from new customers.

“Subcon is a significant event for UK engineering, subcontracting and outsourcing professionals and companies, attracting thousands not only from the UK but throughout Europe and further afield.

“Having undertaken the rebrand last month, we wanted to use the exhibition to promote our new brand to existing customers and suppliers, as well as potential new ones,” said Mr Champion.

“It’s important for us to demonstrate our long pedigree in the plastics industry and the exciting future we have under this new brand.”

Talisman Plastics has incorporated three divisions under the new brand. These are Talisman Security Seals, which serves the healthcare and general security seals market, Talisman Caps & Closures, which focuses mainly within the packaging sector, and Talisman Plastics, focussed on precision plastics injection moulding.

Significant investment has already taken place in recent months, including the appointment of new technical and tooling managers; and the acquisition of Hungerford based Kennet Plastics, who were acquired on 1st February 2018 to form Talisman Caps & Closures.

This focused investment and development programme is already having a positive impact. Turnover is on plan to grow by over 10% in 2018 with profitability ratios maintained.

Subcon attracted more than 4,300 buyers and professionals and 400 exhibitors.

Mr Champion added: “It’s been a busy couple of months and Subcon 2018 was one of the final pieces in the rebranding exercise.

“We’re very pleased with the feedback, as well as the number of enquiries generated and we’re looking forward to returning next year.”