In the past year two full time employees of Europlaz have completed an apprenticeship in Performing Manufacturing Operations.
Europlaz Apprentices Luke Gibson and Steven Percival – completed December 2014
Luke Gibson has worked at Europlaz for seven years and decided to take on the apprenticeship to expand his knowledge and learn new skills. Since finishing the course he has taken an interest in Injection Mould Setting and is currently completing an in house training programme along side our more experienced setters.
Steven Percival has worked at Europlaz for two years, he started in production before quickly being transfered to the tool room. Today he is an assistant tool technician and is a valued member of the team.
Through the apprenticship Steven discovered he has exceptional maths skills and could be a skilled engineer. This April Steven is going on to start his level two Diploma in Engineering at Chelmsford College. It is a day release course and will really test and expand the knowledge and skills needed in the tool room at Europlaz.
Both apprentices worked very hard during their course and Europlaz is extremely proud to have them on the team and to watch them both grow and develop in confidence as well as in practical knowledge.
We look forward to putting more young people through apprenticeship courses and wish Steven and Luke every success.
Latest news from Europlaz Technologies with articles on staff engagament, a new MRP system and our apprentices.
The latest Europlaz Technologies staff newsletter provides information, our latest news and an insight into projects taking place within the company.
Europlaz Staff Newsletter December 2013
Europlaz has expanded to accommodate two new cleanrooms and further design and development offices
Page two of Europlaz staff newsletter – December 2013
Guest Blog for Medical Plastic News – click here for the full article
UK contract manufacturer of finished devices Europlaz has seen an increase in customers returning from China after the promise of Chinese outsourcing has not quite lived up to the reality.
Europlaz chief designer and project engineer develop products in partnership with the customer, taking into account end user satisfaction as well as efficient manufacturing.
As the Chinese economy grows wages are increasing and this has a huge impact on the cheap prices that once manufacturing in the UK could just not compete with. There is also the cost of visiting and ‘checking up’ on manufacturing processes in China as quality standards are not necessarily adhered to in the same way as here in the UK.
It is this uncertainty bringing customers back to the UK. Lead times are obviously high when you take into account the distance; a regular supply on a 4-6 week wait is manageable, unless of course there is a problem with stock. One mistake or oversight can mean obsolescent stock, wasting time and money throughout the entire supply chain.
The Europlaz team will be at MEDTEC UK this week. Medtec UK has move to Kensington Olympia, Wednesday 1 – Thursday 2 May 2013.
Europlaz experts in tooling, design and development, injection moulding and all things medical device will be on hand to talk you through new and exisiting projects.
We will have examples of present work and pipeline Europlaz projects as well as new packaging capabilities and value added services.
Please email via our webite to arrange a meeting – or just pop along to stand 425.
Europlaz have developed a range of roller clamps to meet our own demand and also to sell to third parties.
Roller clamp for 6.8mm tubing
There are two sizes of clamps, the smaller clamp, code ‘SRC001’, fits 6.8mm (0.268 inch) OD tubing.
The second clamp fits larger tubing with a diameter of 9.6mm (0.374 inch) OD tubing. Code for the larger size clamp is ‘LRC001’.
Large Roller clamp for 9.5 mm tube
Both roller clamps are available immediately with high volume capacity. Europlaz is a medical device manufacturer already serving global markets with varied, high specification medical devices.
The clamps are available in any colours, subject to discussion.
Please contact email@example.com for a quote price and samples.
Europlaz received the following marketing email from TSI-Europe this morning. It’s a pretty brash but effective plea to ‘keep it in Britain‘ by buying office stationery from a UK company with UK staff and UK taxes.
Do you think buying a product because it’s British is a good enough reason or is price always king?
Read the email here and let us know what you think @europlaz on Twitter.
OWNED, OPERATED AND TAXED IN BRITAIN
Can you help to ‘Keep it in Britain’?
As a founder member of the ‘Keep it in Britain’ Campaign. I’m writing to ask if you could help by buying more of your day-to-day supplies from businesses that are owned and operated in the United Kingdom. Each year billion of pounds drains out of the UK when foreign owned suppliers move their income and profits overseas. But we can keep more of our spending here and give a real boost to our country and our people – it’s a simple idea and it needn’t cost you a penny . Continue reading
This year Europlaz will not be sending Christmas cards, instead we have made a donation on behalf of our customers to the Princess Alexandra Hospital Neonatal care unit appeal.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital, based near to us in Harlow, Essex is looking to raise £100,000 to equip their recently refurbished Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which is a specialist area for sick and premature babies.
In the last year alone, the staff on the NICU unit provided care and treatment to more than 350 babies and their families.
Anjanee Jhurry, Manager of NICU, said: ‘It’s fantastic Europlaz is helping us to raise money this Chirstmas. The money raised will help us to further improve the overall environment for babies, their families and staff on the unit.’
Further details about the Neonatal intensive care appeal is available at www.pah.nhs.uk/NICU
Staff at Europlaz have chosen to make this appeal our charity of the year – you can follow our fundraing efforts via the blog www.europlaz.co.uk/blog or on Twitter @europlaz.
Europlaz will close for Christmas on Friday 21 December 2012 at 1pm and reopen Wednesday January 2 2013 at 7.30am.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year