About Us

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.

Management Team

Gary Foley


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.

Sam Nayagam


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 Farrelly

Operations Director

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 Shine

Production Manager

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


Our customer base demands the highest levels of quality and on time deliveries. The company is currently introducing new quality certification for the aerospace sector.
  • To facilitate our growing production we have since brought on board a team of quality control experts to maintain the companies high standards in all sectors, including an Operational Excellence Manager appointed in 2019.
  • Recent finalist at the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2020.
    • Future Plastics were nominated for Contract Manufacturer of the Year & Manufacturer of the Year 2020. 
    • Other excellent companies that were nominated included Pfizer & Coca Cola.
  • The Aerospace Industry has unique requirements for quality management. Future plastics is AS9100D certified (See Here). It was accomplished through  effective implementation of the quality management system and wider application of good business practices.
  • ISO 9001 is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Future Plastics achieved this by demonstrating the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements (See Here).
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Environmental and legislative issues are critically important to Future Plastics and our customers. We are committed to environmental responsibility and strive to deliver continual performance improvement. This is achieved through many practices including:

Specification and use of recycled products where possible

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

Supporting the Arts. Rather than dispose of some of our waste products, we initially offer them to a local enterprise called http://recreate.ie/ Recreate is a thriving social enterprise making art materials and educational supplies affordable and accessible to every sector of the community for all kinds of creative purposes.