Denroy Plastics Wins Major Aerospace Orders Through Improved Competitiveness

Jan 31, 2005

Denroy Plastics, the Bangor-based manufacturer of precision injection mouldings, has secured new contracts in excess of £1 million from BAe Systems, the UK’s main aerospace engineering group.

The contracts cover a range of plastic containers and components for BAe products.  The company is also supplying structural wing components for use in the Airbus and European fighter aircraft programmes.

The new orders from BAe were announced today by John Rainey, Denroy’s managing director, and welcomed by Leslie Ross, managing director of Business International in Invest Northern Ireland. 

Said Mr Rainey: “These orders enhance substantially our position as one of the foremost suppliers of injection mouldings to BAe and as a leader in the design and manufacture of plastics components to the European aerospace industry.

“We’ve a longstanding relationship with BAe that’s been built on quality, value for money and highly responsive technical support. To maintain this reputation with one of our most important customers, we’ve focused on adding value to our business through continuous improvement across the business. This is enhancing our competitiveness in what is a very challenging and exacting industry.

“The guidance and assistance from a broad range of improvement programmes that we are receiving from Invest NI are immensely important to our focus on competitiveness.  The Strategic Development Programme has been particularly significant.  It has enabled us to access expert advisers who are assisting us in a structured review of all aspects of our business, in setting ambitious and achievable growth goals and in pinpointing the actions we need to implement these successfully,” added Mr Rainey.

Mr Ross,commenting on Denroy’s achievements, said: “The actions being taken by this progressive company are increasing its productivity and improving its overall capability in a substantial but very demanding global marketplace.

“By strengthening its strategic focus the company will be better able to identify and to respond faster to new opportunities from customers to add further value to its business through investment in innovative products and services,” he added.

Denroy Plastics has also participated in Invest NI programmes that have helped the company to improve its processes, upgrade internal communications and explore new business opportunities by taking part in trade missions to the USA, South Africa and other global markets.

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