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50 years of matting

Published 8th March, 2013 by Neil Nixon

50 years of matting

International vinyl matting manufacturer Plastic Extruders Ltd celebrates its 50th year in 2013. From small beginnings, this family-run business has rapidly expanded with annual sales today in the region of £12 million, supplying to over 50 countries worldwide.

Plastic Extruders Ltd, or Plastex as it is known in the market, is based in the UK and is one of the world's leading manufacturers of entrance, leisure, and slip resistant matting. It specialises in the design and production of a wide range of safety and special purpose products which combine good looks, exceptional quality and outstanding performance.

Founded on 31 December 1962, the company is now run by the second generation - managing director David O'Sullivan and sales director Peter O'Sullivan, who said: “2013 marks the first 50 years of our company being in business and, other than the first year of operation, we have always manufactured our plastic products in Wickford, Essex. We are very proud that we have many long service employees - three have been with us 40 years and 21 who have been with us for over 25 years.”

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