Two-tone spoon for fromage frais

01 Aug 2018

Engineering capacity news posted by Andy Sandford

Great Central Plastics, based in Northamptonshire has completed an order to make feeding spoons for Yoplaits’ Petits Filous using an intricate two shot mould production.

The Petits Filous purple feeding spoon features a unique and eye catching white inlay, which relied on the ability to inject a second shot into the mould.  The Yoplait name is then featured in purple on the white inlay.

Rowan Wilson, Sales Manager at Great Central Plastics said: “We are delighted to have successfully delivered a complex project of this nature and scale to such a high-profile and globally recognised brand as Petits Filous.

“The business has invested heavily in state of the art CAD and CAM facilities and this - coupled with a highly skilled workforce with in-depth technical know-how - has enabled us to fulfil our clients very bespoke requirements, something which many other mould injection companies would not have been able to do.  

“Offering tool-making and injection moulding all under one roof really puts Great Central Plastics at the forefront of our industry and, as such, being able to offer such complex moulding techniques puts us in a very strong market position to deliver such bespoke contracts as this.”

Manufactured from the company’s 10,500² ft manufacturing facility the company managed to turn the multipart order around in less than five weeks, with the feeding spoons being delivered to the client on time and on budget.

Great Central Plastics designs and manufactures high quality plastic injection moulded products for both the promotional and industrial markets. Offering a complete product development service, the company can support its clients throughout the whole end to end process from design and tooling through to moulding and assembly. The company has an client portfolio including McDonalds, Smirnoff, Tesco, Mercedes and Jaguar Land Rover.