We provide low risk, high quality, cost competitive heavy gauge thermoforming solutions by understanding our customer’s needs and challenges. We deliver this by pursuing excellence and investing in our team.
Founder and CEO of Future Plastics. Gary’s main focus is to ensure that our valued customers receive the highest levels of service when they engage with the company. Gary holds a degree in Business Studies and higher level Diploma in International Sales.
As CFO, Sam is responsible for setting and monitoring targets while keeping an eye on the performance of company departments to ensure they meet their set goals.
Gerard has a demonstrated history of working in the aerospace Industry. He holds a Masters of Science Degree from NUI Galway and has extensive knowledge of AS9100 quality certification and SC21 aerospace recognition awards
Padraig has over 25 years senior management experience in the heavy gauge plastic thermoforming industry. He holds degree’s in Plastic Engineering and Business Management from London School of Polymer Technology and Trinity College Dublin.
1936 Company formed by William Cox
1950 Manufactured the first acrylic rooflight
1960 Coxdome trade name adopted for the rooflight range
1966 Coxdome Ireland is set up as a 50:50 joint venture between Sisk Construction and Yule Catto Plc. Production commenced at a new plant in Dublin.
1971 Company starts to offer ‘bespoke’ plastic manufacturing solutions.
1997 Company changed name to William Cox Ireland Ltd.
2000 50% share sold by Yule Catto Plc and aquired by CRH Plc
2008 Plastic Manufacturing division of William Cox Ireland acquired by Future Plastics and re-located to 30,000 square foot facility in Leixlip
2009 Future Plastics awarded ISO plastic manufacturing certification
2010 Doubled production capacity after acquisition of plant and machinery from liquidated plastic manufacturing company
2011 Continued investment in people, latest software and related production processes
2012 Commenced a 3 year €1.2M investment plan focused on improving thermoforming capability for the aerospace industry
2014 – 2015 Doubled capacity for vacuum forming and 5 axis CNC machining
2016 – Commenced supply of vacuum formed components and higher level assemblies for aerospace industry
2018 – Commenced introduction of AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard
2019 – Re-located to a purpose designed site in Navan, County Meath, Ireland
2019 Increased Production capacity to meet customer demand through continued investment in machinery, people and processes
2020 Increased Production capacity to meet customer demand through continues investment in machinery, people and processes. Nominated for Contract Manufacturer of the Year & Manufacturer of the Year 2020 at the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2020.
2021 Awarded AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard and launched new M1 Manufacturing ERP software to support growing demands of customer base. Continued to support our customers in critical industries during covid lockdowns.
2022 Added additional 9000 sq.ft. warehouse for raw materials and tool storage to support growing customer base. Added additional forming and trimming machinery
2023 Solar Panels installed at site as part of continued drive to have zero GHG emission and zero negative environmental impact. Future Plastics now generating 110KW’s of energy from this green initiative. Commenced companywide Lean operational Excellence Program in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland. This 3 year program €1.4M investment is focused on improving operational efficiency throughout the organisation
Future Plastics has been assessed and registered by NQA against the provisions of AS9100D & BS EN ISO 9001:2015 for tool making, precision engineering services, the manufacture and supply of precision component and fabrication services to industry
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Environmental and legislative issues are critically important to Future Plastics and our customers. As part of a continued drive to have zero GHG emission and zero negative environmental impact, the company carry out multiple environmental practices including
- Specification and use of recycled products where possible
- Use of Solar Panels which are now generating 110KW’s of energy.
- Extensive use of re-useable packaging
- Extensive use of recycled materials
- Design in weight reduction of parts through expertise in material and process selection
- Tight tolerance optimisation of all plastic components to minimise waste and reduce cost to end customer
- Use of water-based coatings and finishing’s where possible
- Responsible recycling of all waste plastic
- On-site Granulating
- Lean Manufacturing is utilised to identify and reduce waste