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With the dawn of a new decade I thought we’d take a fresh look at Plunkett Associates to see if, or what, has changed over the last 10 years.
A reliable, impartial and knowledgeable resource
So how did it all start? Well, Tim Plunkett established Plunkett Associates in 2005 to address the need for a reliable, impartial and knowledgeable resource through which British manufacturing companies could order prototype and low volume production parts.
Tim is widely known in the industry and having already established two pioneering additive manufacturing companies in the past, Plunkett Associates was launched building on his wealth of experience and contacts across the globe.
Gold Star Service as standard
No different to any other prototyping company out there you may say. However, we beg to differ - we are completely different!
We are something of a hidden gem and truly believe the services we offer are at a level that no one else can surpass.
We are tremendously proud of the fact that we have a small select team of skilled individuals with such an extensive combined knowledge base that means between us we are able to provide the best and ultimate solutions for our clients.
We are very much aware that our clients don’t always have the time, expertise or contacts to source their own suppliers. We have the ability to source the most suitable materials and processes for the geometry and quantities required and always consider the future of the project by looking at design for manufacture and provide advice and support for this.
In other words, we take away the aggravation by handling all aspects of production from brief to delivery. Now that’s what you call Gold Star Service!
Providing local fast track tooling and moulding
In a bold move, 3 years ago, Tim set up another company, Adept Precision. Managed by Plunkett Associates, Adept Precision provide Prototype and Production Tooling along with an integrated moulding capability, allowing clients the option of a local, UK, fast track production resource that had previously been proving difficult to source.
Adept is already proving to be an extremely attractive option for some of our clients! They can be confident their parts will be consistently of the same high quality they have learnt to expect from Plunkett’s, and in addition are UK manufactured and readily available.
Parts delivered on time and within budget
The fact that we have multiple supplier options up our sleeve means we can significantly reduce client’s workload, and deal with every last detail of production. Clients can relax and be confident that their parts are in safe hands and will be manufactured in the best possible way using the most appropriate process in the most applicable material - and will be delivered on time and within budget.
A promise that’s worth its weight in gold surely?
So, has anything changed in the last decade? Well certainly!
- 1 company has become 2, we’ve certainly grown in numbers, we’ve evolved and kept pace with the ever-changing trends and progressing technologies.
- We’ve moved premises too many times to count, we’ve a steady flow of new machines coming through the door and are now dabbling in robotics in order to keep up with demand.
- We’ve increased our supply base and forged even stronger relationships with many of our key suppliers allowing us to find answers to even the greatest of challenges some of our clients bring to our door.
- We’ve achieved ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for our work system processes as the quantities we are being asked for have also grown and we are now dealing with anything from 1 off to 100,000 plus!
I think we can safely say we haven’t stood still over the last 10 years!
Dedicated to our clients
If we had to find one thing that’s remained the same, it’s our dedication to our client’s which will always be our number one priority – and we strongly believe that’s a good thing. The only thing that has changed if we’re really being honest is the fact that we just get better at it!
If you are looking for a Gold Star Service for your project requirements, contact us now. We will be happy to help!