Published On: Tue, Jul 28th, 2015

Tim Meadley, General Manager of Hurst Plastics

Tim MeadleyHurst Plastics is marking its most significant year in the last five years with a 20% uplift in composite door volumes and the strategic appointment of a new senior manager.

Tim Meadley joins the Kingston-upon-Hull based company as General Manager. Tim is a senior manufacturing professional with a vast knowledge of material and process planning within this industry. He has many years’ experience within industry, having worked as Manufacturing Director for Consort and Ellbee and latterly for Granada Glazing.

Tim’s appointment is part of a new company-wide strategy which has seen Hurst implement its largest ever programme of investment into staff, equipment and resources to maximise manufacturing competitiveness and take the business forward.

Mark Atkinson, Sales Director at Hurst Plastics, says: “We have had a great year on composite door volumes and Tim’s appointment is instrumental to our plans for future growth in this segment. We have been working alongside a team of specialist blue chip consultants and, together, we have developed an intensive business support programme to help us realise our high growth potential. Investment in capacity, efficiency and technology is key to driving continuous improvement for Hurst. Tim will harness his considerable experience in high volume production and lean manufacturing to take our business to the next level.”

Tim added: “I’m really pleased to be joining Hurst at a genuinely exciting time in the company’s history. I’m looking forward to spearheading this ambitious growth plan and building a solid foundation on which to improve efficiencies. We have a robust infrastructure and a skilled team to help us to build on our capability and capacity so that we can deliver a consistently high quality product and service to our customers.”

This year has seen a number of significant developments at Hurst, both in technology and equipment.  The company has completely overhauled its IT systems in the last two years and further advanced its cutting edge Hurst Live account management system. Hurst has also implemented a step change investment programme for plant and machinery. This included the installation of a Biesse Rover A 5-axis machining centre – one of the most sophisticated CNC machines in the industry.