A family-owned business, JFC Manufacturing Co Ltd was set up in 1987 in Tuam, Co Galway to supply specialised plastic products to the agricultural industry. The company has since grown to employ 200 people with about 90 of those at the Tuam plant and the others in the UK, Holland, and Poland and now sells to a variety of sectors worldwide, including construction, healthcare, recycling, chemical, catering and marine. Exports account for 60 % of the company's total sales with sales offices in Britain, Holland and Poland.
2001 saw the acquisition of PD Roto Mouldings in Shropshire and in 2003 Delleve Plastics in Stratford. 2004 saw the opening of the state of the art recycling plant at St. Helens, Merseyside which is well on its way towards an operational capacity of 20,000 tonnes of mixed bale plastic bottles per annum. This recycled material is in turn sent in HDPE pellet form to both, JFC Manufacturing Tuam and JFC Plastics Ltd to make JFC CorriPipe , a Twin wall corrugated High Density Polyethylene drainage pipe used for land and highway drainage.
Camtech Environmental in Shropshire became the newest member of the JFC family, also in 2004, specialising in the design and manufacture of products for the wastewater and process industries. In September 2004, €4m was invested in a new factory in Poland to serve customers based in eastern and central Europe. Furthermore in Tuam, a 22,000ft extension was added to the plant - 10,000ft of this space dedicated to the R&D facility.
On Friday 13th May 2005, JFC Plastics was the winner of the "Best Environmental Initiative" category at the 2005 UK plastics Industry Awards held in London. JFC's mission statement is to have the minimum impact on the environment and make the maximum use of existing resources - "If you insist on burying plastic, bury it as JFC CorriPipe ".
The story of how this Irish firm has expanded from humble beginnings in Tuam in 1987 to its present international status is a story of dogged determination by its Managing Director, John Concannon, his wife Patricia and their staff.
Description of Business
JFC is a global organisation, which is renowned worldwide for its innovative quality plastic products in the environmental, recycling, civil, agriculture, marine and materials handling industries. Investment in people, R&D, leading edge technology and an unerring commitment to Quality and Customers ensure JFC's position as a market leader in the plastics industry.
Quality approved to ISO 9001-2000 standards, we design all products in-house, fabricate moulds and manufacture products with the most advanced machinery available in the rotational moulding industry today. With this in mind, you can be sure that all products have quality and reliability built in from the start
JFC uses the most advanced computer aided engineering tools available in the design and development of new products and moulds. Pro-engineer is an advanced 3D modeling package that enables our In-house Design team to evaluate various concepts before deciding on a final design and proceeding to mould build. The concepts can also be evaluated and optimised for there structural integrity with Ansys finite element analysis prior to prototype building and testing. This system affords us the opportunity to evaluate various concepts, eliminate potential design faults, improve aesthetics, evaluate and optimised structural integrity as well as providing an excellent visual representation of the finished product in advance of tool fabrication.
JFC have the ability to manufacture advanced sheet metal and CNC moulds in house in a state of the art workshop. Cast aluminium moulds are manufactured in collaboration with our mould partners in Ireland the UK and continental Europe.
With over 30 years experience in industry, we draw on the very broad range of expertise within the Company in innovating and developing products for markets internationally. You can be sure, when you choose JFC, you will be working with market leaders in all aspects of the modern plastics industry.
Our success is based on our ability to partner with our customers, and then working as a team, ensure that customer's projects and products are produced swiftly and efficiently to the highest standards of quality within customer's budgets.
With our experience and facilities we will explore your concepts and ideas - developing with you, solutions for your particular manufacturing requirement. We process projects through our research and development department to produce prototypes and final product production all under one roof. A feature of the rotational moulding industry is low tool costs and you won't get better quality, at a better price than a JFC designed and built moulding tool.
Our fully trained helpful design, technical, quality and production team are available to discuss your requirements - we pride ourselves on being one of the best rotational moulders in the industry today. With warehouse storage and sales offices in the UK & Holland and a now a new production facility in Poland - We're closer to you than you thought!
Quality Certification / Accreditations / Standards: ISO9002 and BBA Certification for JFC CorriPipe & Fittings Sectors Serviced Product