MPC Redditch Ltd was formed in 2010 by Gavin Chapman and Ian Pantling with a couple of moulding machines. The business primarily was a manufacturer of caps and closures for the food, beverage and medical sectors. This business developed over the next two years and MPC were constantly asked if they would mould other components from sledges to buckets. MPC decided to invest in a 300t injection moulding machine to cope with this additional demand it was then that we found more business and were able to expand to the 12 injection moulding machines we have today.
Ian Pantling (Director)
Ian left university in 1997 and began working for an injection moulding machine manufacturer in their service department. He spent several years travelling the country servicing plastic injection and blow moulding machines. Along with providing telephone back up and PLC retrofits. This gave him a good insight into many moulding shops throughout the UK.
In 2005 Ian moved careers and began working for one of the worlds leading sports car manufacturers based at Silverstone. This role introduced Ian to many varied clients and their experiences which ultimately led him in 2010 to start MPC Redditch Ltd with fellow director Gavin Chapman.
Since being at MPC Ian has taken numerous technical and polymer processing courses with both the Polymer Training and Innovation Centre and City & Guilds to further his understanding of the plastic injection moulding process and to allow him to share that knowledge with customers and staff alike to allow MPC to work with much more technical materials and moulds.
Gavin Chapman (Director)
After finishing University in 1996 I secured a position as a junior buyer within a large manufacturing business in the West Midlands. I worked my way up through the company over a 10 year period and I progressed from not only the purchasing but onto production control. I was responsible for implementing a new production control system and finally overseeing both the production control and purchasing departments. Once this was in place I decided to move to another challenge and I moved onto another injection moulding company and I completed my AAT and Sage accountancy courses to gain a better overview of the financial side of the business. I remained for 10 years and oversaw the production and finance departments. In 2010 the opportunity arose to start MPC with my fellow director Ian.