Dearing Plastics' fantastic new home at Humber Enterprise Park
GROWING BUSINESS: Andy Harris, of Dearing Plastics, in the company’s new premises at Humber Enterprise Park.
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 20 Apr 2017
A HULL manufacturer is gearing up for growth after moving into its new home at Humber Enterprise Park (HEP).
Previously based in Carlton Street, west Hull, Dearing Plastics has more than doubled its workspace after moving to a newly refurbished 40,000sq ft warehouse at Brough’s HEP.
Andy Harris, director of Dearing Plastics, said: “Our location now is obviously quite different to Hull, but the image of the site is fantastic.
“We have a lot of loyal customers and are exporting across the globe, and we work with many blue chip companies.
“Being able to showcase our products here, and having the additional security on the gates and room for storage, gives us greater kudos when attracting new business. It offers clients reassurance that their investment in tooling and products is safeguarded on our site.
“When I first looked at this unit, I thought it might be too big – although we had outgrown Carlton Street, this seemed quite vast.
“But once we got up here and had a look around I could really picture the business here.”
Dearing Plastics began as a small family firm in 1986.
It is now the UK’s biggest producer of first-aid boxes, and exports its products all over the world.
The company manufactures hundreds of bespoke products, parts and widgets for companies ranging from local caravan firms to international toy manufacturers.
During the move, staff worked around the clock to ensure the business lost just two weeks of production through the relocation process – no mean feat considering the sheer size of some of the machinery Dearing has invested in.
Mr Harris said: “We work closely with our clients to see how we can help them.
“We recently bought some machinery that enabled us to take on a new contract, and that has opened up possibilities with other clients, but that particular piece of machinery took up a lot of floor space at our former premises.
“Now we have the room to expand and invest in new machinery. The attraction of the park’s Enterprise Zone status with no business rates also means that we can channel such overhead costs into investment in more machinery, leading to increased production and more job opportunities.”