Halifax firm Tatra Plastics Invests £125,000

A MANUFACTURING firm has invested more than £125,000 into modern technology in a bid to remain competitive in the current economic climate.

Tatra Plastics, near Halifax, has recently purchased a state-of-the-art moulding machine that incorporates the latest computer technology and uses approximately 50 per cent less energy than the 25-year-old model it replaces.

Along with this, a £25,000 robotic arm has also been purchased which will be used for loading and stacking mouldings.

Paul Freud, chairman of Tatra Plastics, said: “The investment reflects the company’s growing confidence in local manufacturing and will further secure its position as a leading force in the UK plastics manufacturing industry.

“These machines will help us respond even quicker to a client’s order and specification.”

Freud believes the new machinery will allow the company to increase output, helping to secure future contracts.

Tatra Plastics was founded in 1963 and works with a host of recognisable brand names including BT and Network Rail.