With the Goodfish Group’s organic growth occasionally boosted through acquisitions, they are rapidly becoming a strategic partner for more and more international clients from a wide range of sectors, including Tier 1 automotive, electronics, medical and international OEM’s. Their in-house toolroom, tooling design, mouldflow analysis and rapid prototyping help customers across a wide range of sectors to bring new products to market faster.
Goodfish currently operate from three facilities in Loughborough, Cannock and Worcester, with a fourth plant coming online in Slovakia in 2019. An ongoing strategy of investment within the group, includes the replacement of older machines acquired through acquisitions. It is at their most recent acquisition, in Loughborough, where older machines are being replaced, most recently by four ENGEL Victory Tie-bar-less machines ranging from 220-400 tonnes, with integrated robots.
Goodfish Chief Executive Gregory McDonald says “Raising quality standards and continuous improvement are core elements of our business strategy. Our Continuous Improvement Team works across all three sites to ensure sustained momentum in driving costs down by eliminating waste wherever possible. These new machines are part of that programme”.
He continues, “We only buy new machines, and our TPM programme ensures they still look and work like new five and ten years later. These new ENGEL machines will be treated the same way as our Negri Bossi and Arburg machines – after all ‘Shine’ is one of the 5S principles. We know the ENGELs are reliable, energy- and space efficient, but their integrated conveyors are a first for our business. Our Technical team are delighted we ended up ordering these ENGEL machines and I’m delighted they hold their value so well!”
The ENGEL Victory tie-bar-less injection moulding machine is the optimal machine for all-round applications and a variety of technologies. ENGEL tie-bar-less technology provides absolute flexibility for complex, innovative, mould designs, rapid mould change & unobstructed robot movements.
Engel UK Managing Director Graeme Herlihy comments “The Goodfish Group are a stimulating organisation to work with. The complimentary companies within the group provide their customers within in-house precision toolmaking, injection moulding, vacuum forming, printing and second stage assembly. I am excited by their plans to also move into composites moulding as this is an area of expertise within which Engel have a proven track record.”
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