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Our History

Operating for over 40 years, Centriforce has an established history in the UK plastics recycling and reprocessing industry. Beginning as Chisholm Plastics Ltd, we have come a long way since our inception. Now manufacturing high-quality damage prevention and maintenance products from recycled plastics for an array of applications, Centriforce continues to innovate.

1976

Chisholm Plastics Limited established

Based in Liverpool, we began as Chisholm Plastics Limited back in 1976, pioneering in the UK Plastics Recycling industry.

1979

Introducing Stokbord®

Stokbord® Sheet and board were first introduced to the UK market, manufactured via 'pressed board' technique.

1982

East Midland Electricity Board

EMEB adopt plastic cable covers as replacement for traditional concrete tiles, protecting underground electricity cables

1984

Centritrile®

Investment in sheet extrusion including new product - Centritile® - a roll out tape tile for underground utility protection.

1987

Moved into Export Agriculture Markets

We entered into Export markets for agriculture with our Stokbord® products.

1991

Acquisition of Plastic Recycling Ltd

Acquisition of Plastic Recycling Ltd, Worcester UK and the creation of Centriforce sales organisation.

1997

Centriforce Products Limited

The company began operating as Centriforce Products Limited while investing in profile extrusion equipment, utilising recycled HDPE materials.

1999

First Boardwalks Installed

First boardwalks with market leading 'roughened / slip resistant surface' supplied to English Nature at Shapwick Moor, Glastonbury UK.

2000

Major Expansion at Liverpool site

Centriforce undergoes a major expansion in the North West site. New buildings, extrusion equipment and develop a 6 acre site. Stokbord® vastly improved via sheet extrusion format.

2003

Expanding Markets

Successful entry into industrial, construction and automotive sheet markets for Stokbord® and other Centriforce sheet and board products.

2006

Substantial Investment in Recycling

Centriforce made notable investments into recycling equipment for the processing of film and bottle waste plastics.

2008

Investment into Extrusion Equipment

Further investment into extrusion equipment for both sheet and profiles to capitalise on growing demand from UK and export markets.

2009

Centriforce wins International Safety Award

Increased capacity on raw material recycling and profile production, Centriforce was also awarded the British Safety Council's International Safety Award.

2010

Achieved Accrediation

Achieved accreditation to both the BS EN ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System following audit by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd.

2011

Further increase in capacity

Further increase in capacity with a new high output sheet line to manufacture market leading Stokbord® recycled plastic sheet and board.

2012

Plastics Recycling Facility

Announcement of further investment in a new plastics recycling facility('PRF') to handle and sort waste plastic film and bottles.

2014

ISO14001

Centriforce achieves the ISO14001 Environmental accreditation.

2015

Blown Film Production

Investment in blown film line. Production for underground warning tapes and barrier tapes begins.

2016

Plastic Mesh Production

Investment in plastic mesh production line. Production begins of underground warning mesh.

2019

Stokbord® Drum is launched

Centriforce launches Stokbord® Drum, a revolutionary product for buried utility protection - creating a safer and more efficient environment for workers on-site.

Utilities & Civils

Centriforce are leaders in underground utility protection. Our products are used around the world to prevent damage to underground pipes and cables. Find out more

Building & Landscaping

Our range includes products to protect surfaces during building and landscaping projects, along with tapes and barriers to guide people and traffic. Find out more

Agriculture & Equestrian

Stokbord Sheet is well-known in the agriculture and equestrian sectors as a multi-purpose and durable sheet for a wide range of uses. Find out more

Fabrication & Packaging

From boardwalks and ecological fencing to animal shelters and secure lockers, Centriforce durable plastic sheet and profile components can be used for a variety of projects. Find out more