The History of Centriforce
Since 1976, Centriforce has established a strong reputation for innovation in the UK plastic recycling and reprocessing industry. In many ways, we were ahead of our time with our dedication to minimising our environmental impact and by operating ethically.
We originally operated under the name of Chisholm Plastics Ltd from our Liverpool HQ, but we have come a long way since then by continuing to innovate and provide our customers with the products that they need in a wide variety of industries.
Now manufacturing high-quality damage prevention and maintenance products from recycled plastics for an array of applications, Centriforce continues to innovate and we now provide our range of industry leading products to multiple countries across the world.
Read on to learn more about Centriforce, and how we went from plastic recycling to being one of the industry leaders in the damage prevention sector.
Chisholm Plastics Limited established
Based in Liverpool, we began operating as Chisholm Plastics Limited back in 1976, pioneering in the UK Plastics Recycling industry.
Our now much trusted Stokbord® Sheet and Stokbord® board products were first introduced to the UK market, manufactured via an innovative 'pressed board' technique.
East Midland Electricity Board Adoption
EMEB adopt our recycled plastic cable covers as replacement for traditional concrete tiles, helping to protect their underground electricity cables.
Centritile® is Launched
We invested our resources into look at sheet extrusion solutions to ensure that we continue to innovate and stay ahead of the competition. This results in the new Centritile® product - a roll out tape tile for underground utility protection.
Exporting into Agriculture Markets Overseas
We take our range of Stokbord® products overseas; taking our innovative solutions into agricultural sectors outside of the UK.
Acquisition of Plastic Recycling Ltd
We acquire Plastic Recycling Ltd in Worcester, UK. This leads to the creation of the Centriforce sales organisation.
Centriforce Products Limited is Born
We begin to operate as Centriforce Products Limited. This coincides with us investing through into researching profile extrusion equipment, utilising recycled HDPE materials.
First Boardwalks Installed
Our innovative Duraplas Boardwalks product is utilised for the first time to provide a non-slip, rot resistant alternative to conventional wood at Shapwick Moor in Glastonbury, Somerset, UK.
Major Expansion at our Liverpool Site
Centriforce undergoes a major expansion at our Liverpool site. New buildings and extrusion equipment are installed as we develop a 6 acre site. This investment allows us to vastly improve our Stokbord® product witha new sheet extrusion format.
Expansion in to New Markets
We successfully enter the industrial, construction and automotive sheet markets with Stokbord® and other Centriforce sheet and board products.
Substantial Investment in Recycling
Centriforce continues to move with the times, making notable investments into recycling equipment for the processing of plastic film and plastic bottle waste products.
Further Investment Made Into Extrusion Equipment
Further investment is made into extrusion equipment for both our Stokbord sheet and profile products to capitalise on growing demand from UK and export markets.
Centriforce Wins International Safety Award
We are awarded the British Safety Council's International Safety Award for our efforts to ensure the safety of our employees. In the same year, we increase capacity on raw material recycling and Duraplas Profile production
Achieve Further Accreditations
Following an audit by Lloyd’s Registered Quality Assurance Ltd, we are awarded a further two accreditations - the BS EN ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System accreditations.
High Demand Leads to Increased Capacity
Further increases are made to our on-site capacity with a new high output sheet line added to manufacture our market leading Stokbord® recycled plastic sheet and board products.
Plastics Recycling Facility
We announce yet more investment into our facilities. This time we invest into a new plastics recycling facility ('PRF') to handle and sort waste plastic bottles and film.
Environmental Efforts Recognised
Centriforce proudly achieves the ISO14001 Environmental accreditation in recognition of our long standing environmental efforts.
Blown Film Production Introduced
An investment is made into a blown film line. This enables us to start producing our range of underground warning tapes & safety barrier tapes.
Plastic Mesh Production Begins
We begin production of our underground warning mesh product following an investment being made into our plastic mesh production line.
Stokbord® Drum is launched
Centriforce launches the Stokbord® Drum - a brand new product designed to provide buried utility protection. This revolutionary product aims to create a safer and more efficient process for adding heavy duty utility protection.