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From the start to where we are now, read about our journey and how we became leaders in composites and polymer tooling and manufacturing.

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Formaplex has been established for nearly 20 years and, over that time, has grown to become the leading player in lightweight engineering solutions, transforming ideas into award-winning global reality. We have a history and heritage of working with some of the world’s most prestigious brands.

Our business started as a specialist tooling partner for the demanding F1 automotive sector before adding injection mould tooling and moulding to the skillset and developing our sought-after expertise in composite components. We’ve a track record in fast turnarounds that ensure F1 teams are race-ready and we deliver that same speed and efficiency for all our customers. Because we’re UK-based, solutions can be on your doorsteps within hours and days rather than waiting for weeks and months for products from overseas.

The facts speak for themselves. Since 2007, the production facilities have grown from 20,000 square feet to 350,000 square feet today, with plans for further expansion. Key to the growth and success has been the skilled workforce which now stands at over 600 people based at four key locations in and around Portsmouth.

We’ve now become a unique end-to-end solutions supplier able to deliver the complete package from start to finish. It’s something unmatched in the industry.

From the beginning, the pace of the business growth has multiplied to become a £62m business.