Plastic Bottle Supplies Ltd


WV10 7EL

Plastic Bottle Supplies manufactures a diverse range of plastic bottles, containers and closures for a variety of industry sectors. The company offers both a standard product range and custom moulding facilities; quality, efficiency and reliability are key objectives in the company’s business growth programme.


“As the company has grown different needs have evolved; it’s been essential to establish specialist skills and train staff to make sure they are kept up to date. Over the past 11 years the company’s sales have grown 50% year-on-year – without the training input provided via the Polymer Cluster we wouldn’t have been able to keep up our current service level and product quality.”

Stephen Wright, Managing Director, Plastic Bottle Supplies Ltd

The Opportunity

To allow a fast-growing company to continue to build on its current product quality, service level to customers and new product development.

Polymer Cluster actions

Provided professional training for members of staff, via the services of PTL, the polymer training organisation, in the blow-moulding process.

Developed and retained specialist skills within the company; staff are able to maximise their performance and attain recognised industry qualifications.

The benefits

Staff motivation and commitment have increased; employees have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and take on more responsibility.

The Managing Director has more time to develop the business further.

Jobs have been safeguarded and sales increased.

Key highlights

Stephen Wright, Managing Director, founded the business 11 years ago and did everything himself – now Plastic Bottle Supplies Ltd employs 38 people.

Recognising the need to recruit and retain staff with the specialist skills to provide the products and service to meet his customers’ needs, Stephen’s philosophy is to keep the business growing through the development of his staff. The company now keeps the key, up-to-date skills required by the industry in-house.

Additional outcomes

As Managing Director of the company, Stephen Wright is now able to step back from day-to-day operations in order to devote more time to developing new products and business opportunities. He is currently taking advantage of the DMLS techniques available at the University of Wolverhampton’s Innovative Product Development Centre to develop a new moulding tool with enhanced cooling characteristics, which he will test for use in high speed blow-moulding manufacturing.