Major Reshoring Success for Protool Plastics Group | Pet Products High Volume Ready Now

Updated on Thursday 12 August 2021, 8:24 AM

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The Protool Plastics Group has delivered a complete range of pet toys, from design, proto-typing and toolmaking to full mass production in 10 weeks. This is another major reshoring success for the Fareham and Manchester based injection moulding group.

Group Managing Director Michael Hadfield stated “In February 2021 we were approached by a Manchester based entrepreneur who had, for many years, imported a range of pet products from manufacturers in China but due to increased costs of transport associated with Covid 19 found it impossible to meet demand while still using sea-freight to control escalating costs.”

Michael Hadfield continues “Eli Portnoy of Merton Connect Limited, home of ECO PET RECYCLED among other brands was very easy to work with as he knew what products he wanted, how many he wanted and most importantly what price he needed them for. The initial meetings were very simple, I sat with the client and advised the maximum weight the products could be for polymer usage and maximum wall sections and the required amount of tool cavities to achieve the required output to meet cost. Upon agreement of manufacturing costs we moved forward with Andrew Ives Product Design to produce distinctive component designs and printed proto-types for customer approval.”

Michael Hadfield continues “The client’s main focus was to produce a UK manufactured range of pet products that used as much recycled material as possible and this was largely successful as all scoops and throwers are 100% recycled with only the chew toys have a small percentage of virgin polymer to improve performance.”

The UK element did not stop there with tooling being made in record time by CGP Engineering in Leicester making this a great success for UK design and manufacturing.

All products are now ready to deliver in volumes from low thousands to hundreds of thousands and enquiries should be made to Merton Connect Limited SALES NUMBER 0161 5037722 or


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