About & History
We welcome you to explore our website and consider us to provide you with a first-class customer service and quality products produced in the UK. We pay attention to what you the customer requires and aim to exceed those expectations, be it in our communication, order turn-around, quality, flexibility, and the good nature of personnel relationships.
Across the Merriott Group, we have a wide arrange of experience and knowledge in the personnel, with a background of producing moulded products of over 150 years. Being able to produce products in both Thermoplastics and Thermoset, sets us apart from the crowd of competitors, as several customers require parts from both disciplines, and enables us to bring options to our customers design desks.
ICM started life producing fabricated components for various military applications, before entering moulding operations, and over the early years was a major supplier of leading military moulded products, that enabled it to build the purpose facility in Rochester. It gained a reputation of being able to produce technically demanding items for such applications and has been able to transfer that experience to many other applications and customers.
The association of the name Merriott, comes from the local village where the original company Merriott Mouldings was based from 1938 to February 1999, when it ceased trading, Merriott Plastics was formed on the purchase of the Thermoset compression facility. Since then Merriott Plastics has continued to grow, in both Thermoset and Thermoplastic aspects. Late in 2010, Merriott Plastics transferred all of the moulding presses and other equipment to the present facility in Crewkerne, 2.6 miles from the original facility.
Operating under the banner of Merriott Plastics Group, has enabled the business to grow further with acquisitions (please refer to the details below) that has brought additional customers, their products, along with some additional moulding machines. The next step is to work towards a common name and move forward to Merriott Group.
Our customer base is wide and of many different end user applications, ranging from smoke detectors, water, waste and air management, electrical switchgear and terminations, rail seats to rail electrification, personnel protection in wild animal environments, cheese board behind almost every delicatessens, street and establishment lighting, high end automotive interior and under- bonnet products, and large engine components plus many many more. Mouldings produced at our facilities are supplied to the UK, Europe, USA, along with countries around the globe.
Personnel at the combined Group are
|Andrew Lawrence||Group Managing Director||Crewkerne|
|Paul Dobson||Financial Director||Rochester|
|Graham Goodhew||Rochester Operations Director||Rochester|
|Dave Jones||Crewkerne Operations Director||Crewkerne|
|Kevin Whatley||Group Sales & Technical Director||Crewkerne|
|Alan Pooley||Quality / Project Manager||Rochester|
|Karen O’Hara||Commercial Administrator||Rochester|
Transferred the compression activity at ICM (Plastic Mouldings) to Merriott Plastics, for further expansion at ICM (Plastic Mouldings).
Purchased the moulding operation and customer base of Wheeler & Clinch, based in Thamesmead. Majority of customers and tools transferred to ICM (Plastic Mouldings).
Purchased the moulding operation and customer base of Protomould (UK) based in Tunbridge Wells. Machines and customer base split between Merriott Plastics and ICM (Plastic Mouldings)
Purchased the moulding operation and customer base of Andiville based in Doncaster, transferred the client base and tooling to ICM Rochester.
Senior Managers invited to participate in a MBO, adding a CEO, to move the company forward and enabling further expansion.
Started work on the conversion and fitting out of the facility in Crewkerne in readiness for the transfer of the injection activity in December 2010 and the compression activity in March 2011.
Transferred all moulding activities of BFM Plastics to the Merriott facility.
Incorporated BFM Plastics of Sheffield into Merriott Plastics.
Purchased the moulding operation and site of ICM (Plastic Moulding) and set the business to run as a stand-along facility producing both Thermoplastic and Thermoset moulded products.
Transferred the moulding activity of Planagear – 14 injection machines – to the Merriott site.
Purchased the assets and customer base of Planagear Limited based in Congleton Cheshire, who also had a tool manufacturing facility.
Owners of BFM Plastics purchased the assets and customer base of the Thermoset activity of Merriott Mouldings Limited