Omega Plastics began operating in the UK in 1998 as an offshoot from Omega Plastics in the USA, a company that was the first to introduce many of the techniques that are today considered standard in many rapid tooling facilities in Europe. A large proportion of the new practices in the industry are as a result of the well experienced and yet still evolving professional toolmakers at Omega Plastics.
In March 2006, Omega Plastics in the UK was acquired by two experienced British Engineers, Dave Crone and Chris Thompson. Collectively, both stakeholders have a goal to make Omega Plastics the most advanced, and technically competent rapid tooling and low volume plastic injection moulding company in the world.
“Our message to customers is simple – we make rapid cut injection mould tools and mould components, we do it very well, and we do it very quickly. We’re experienced professional, we’re key market players and we’re here to help take your product to market”
Chris Thompson, Chairman: “I believe that the success of any business lies firmly in the hands of the staff. Most of the toolmakers that are in the company have been with Omega from the very beginning. To achieve the best possible results for our customers, we will continue to invest in; people, facilities and equipment. I have a long history of investing heavily in other engineering businesses; Omega will be no exception.”
Dave Crone, Group Managing Director, added: “We’ve made thousands of moulds and have worked relentlessly to reduce the time it takes to get parts to our customers. The key aspect of making that happen is that we assign each individual mould to a single highly-skilled toolmaker. That individual communications with the customer, does the design, the engineering and the trialling of the tool. Our designs are done on the shop floor in real time, not in a remote design office and handed over to the tool room. Omega offers a very personal service throughout the whole product development cycle.