Web-based procurement and marketing hub PlastikCity has been selected as a finalist for Best Business Initiative at this year’s Plastics Industry Awards.
This is PlastikCity’s third time as a Plastics Industry Awards finalist since the company started five years ago. They were first shortlisted for the awards in 2014, with the initial launch of the PlastikCity site. In 2015 they were shortlisted for their support of reshoring manufacturing work, through the introduction of the ‘Source a Moulder’ area on the PlastikCity website.
This year’s initiative involves PlastikCity’s expansion into North America, through a brand new PlastikCity platform. The UK group have been working closely with a small team in the USA since the beginning of 2018 to design and develop the new website, ensuring it is fully optimised for the North American plastics market.
Carl Futcher, Managing Director of PlastikCity, commented:
“PlastikCity North America is just one of the reasons that it is such an exciting time of growth for PlastikCity. We’ve just reached the milestone of having over 200 partners on the UK site, shortly after celebrating our fifth birthday.”
As well as bringing efficiency to the North American plastics industry, this project brings many benefits to the UK too. Carl Futcher continued:
“PlastikCity North America will improve transatlantic cooperation and opportunities for our UK partners, and many have already expressed interest in this.
“The development of the North American site has also enabled us to trial improvements and new initiatives, which we will shortly be rolling out on the PlastikCity UK website. These changes will greatly improve the efficiency and user experience of the website.”
As well as being a finalist, PlastikCity are proud to be a Gold Sponsor at this year’s awards, for the Supplier Partnership Ancillary Machinery category.
Winners will be announced at a glittering Big Band themed gala evening on Friday 28th September 2018 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Now in their 18th year, the Plastics Industry Awards highlight and recognise the best that the innovative UK plastics industry has to offer. The full list of finalists can be found on the Plastics Industry Awards website.