Founded by David & Monica Meredith in 1979, Ravensbourn Plastics Ltd produced its first injection moulded part in a small factory in Woodville, Derbyshire. During the 1980’s and having moved to a larger factory in Tamworth, the company’s first major success came in the form of the development of milk crates for the dairy industry. Major customers included Dairy Crest, Express Dairies, Dale Farm, Unigate and CWS (Co-Op). At this time two sister companies (Unicorn Plastics, Woodall Plastics) were set up to handle specific contracts/customers.
On the back of the successful entry into milk crate market, Ravensbourn launched itself into the bread tray market; quickly winning contracts from major bakeries that included Fine Lady, Jacksons, Harvestime and Roberts. Read more