A world-class manufacturing group

Our experience and rigour are recognised in our certifications covering quality, health & safety and environmental controls, all of which are independently audited by BSI. And our financial accounts are independently audited by Mazars.

Our three manufacturing sites use the same quality, environmental, health & safety, accounting, planning, HR, CRM and group-wide communication systems which allow us to work as one, integrated, world-class manufacturing group. All of these are cloud-based systems, so we can access & interrogate this information wherever we are.

Goodfish Injection Moulding

3

Locations

125

Employees

81

Machines

£15m

Turnover (per annum)

It began in 2010

In only a few years, we have developed a unique culture, invested in world class equipment and assimilated three great businesses into a group which is always looking to be one step ahead in technology, to improve customer service and insight, and deliver a more reliable service.

With a vision

To create a uniquely effective group of well-equipped, quality-driven, certified plastic moulding, extruding and forming companies, with highly skilled, flexible and motivated workforces, delivering significant cost and quality advantages to clients.

So today

The Goodfish Group operates from facilities in Cannock, Worcester and St Asaph where our plastic injection moulding, extrusion and vacuum-forming businesses also offer printing, second-stage assembly and are supported by in-house precision tool-making.

In 2019, we added carbon-fibre composites to our skills base. We moved our gel-coat, hand-laying composites line to St Asaph in May-20.

Quality is our religion

Raising quality standards and continuous improvement lie at the heart of our business strategy. We practise lean principles and we live and breathe the Japanese philosophy of ‘Kaizen’. Innovation and progress are also in our DNA, and we’re constantly evolving and developing our quality management systems.

And it shows

Our customers tell us our operations stand out from the crowd, in terms of our investment levels, the modern equipment and the bright, tidy and clean facilities in which we operate.

This enables us to satisfy even the most demanding customers, including Tier 1 automotive suppliers, medical equipment manufacturers and international OEMs. As a result, we have become their trusted partners with long-standing relationships.

In our people

Without our people, we would be just like any other business, and our investment in equipment, systems and training could not deliver such consistent levels of quality. So, we work tirelessly to ensure we recruit people who are ready to work in our driven culture, and to ensure they stay with us.

Tooling

Tooling

In-house tool design and toolmaking with the latest CNC, EDM and wire-eroding equipment operated by long-serving, highly-skilled tool-makers allows us to support and manage tooling, ensuring customers do not experience issues arising from the tooling process.

Injection-moulding & vacuum-forming

Injection-moulding & vacuum-forming

We take great pride in the appearance of our meticulously organized factories. Investment in automation and advanced equipment maximises the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our suite of 60 injection moulding machines which have a tonnage, across the group, ranging from 35t to 1000t.

Extrusion

Extrusion

Our 26 extrusion lines produce hundreds of thousands of kilometres of extruded PVC every month. Since acquiring this facility in St Asaph from Honeywell in Jan-20, we have already made plans to add ABS extrusion to the existing PVC extrusion lines, adding another string to our Welsh bow.

Printing & coating services

Printing & coating services

Our in-house printing capabilities cover hot-foil and pad/tampo-printing. We do heat-staking, and we send parts out to our key suppliers.

Composites

Composites

Our gel-coat, hand-laid carbon fibre composites line in St Asaph makes cycling helmets and specialist cycling accessories for customers who export them around the world. The skills required to manufacture, print and assemble such bespoke, high-end products give us a broader understanding of the whole process of bringing a new product to market.

Second stage operations

Second stage operations

In-house, printing and assembly skills including sonic welding, push riveting, foil-blocking and roll-blocking enable our customers to order finished assemblies from us, obviating the need to shuffle components along a dispersed or extended supply chain.

Just-in-time deliveries

Just-in-time deliveries

Quality is our religion, on-time-in-full is our creed and value for money is what we aim to deliver.

In the media: Bloomberg Businessweek

7th October, 2019

The Day After Brexit: What a Crash Out of the EU Might Look Like “9:30 a.m., near Stafford, West Midlands, central England The smell of melting acrylic fills the factory […]

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In the media: Yahoo Business News

27th August, 2019

“There is no good Brexit!” insists Greg McDonald, chief executive of Goodfish Group, a UK-based company making plastic components for the country’s key car sector. Read the full article here

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In the media: Interview with Deutschland Funk

16th August, 2019

During an interview on German Radio, Goodfish Chief Executive, Greg McDonald explains the advice he gave to his personnel ahead of the Referendum.

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