Plastics firm to support healthcare sector after power boost

Manufacturers in Littlehampton are able to increase the supply of medical waste bins after a power boost from UK Power Networks.

The firm that distributes electricity across London, the South-East and East of England has installed power to a new building for Inpress Plastics, a company helping to produce medical waste bins for the healthcare sector.

In order to provide the connection, UK Power Networks upgraded the nearby substation. This required replacing existing equipment and installing 100 metres of new cabling, underneath roads.

Matthew Walbank, senior designer at UK Power Networks, says: “Within a few weeks of the customer applying we were able to provide a quotation and start to deliver the project, which helped the customer with their deadline to start production. A job of this magnitude normally take a few months  to deliver but our team worked hard to speed up all the arrangements including the necessary permissions needed from third parties,  so the works to be completed in a very quick and efficient manner.”

Henry Powell, commercial director at Inpress Plastics comments: “Mathew and his team worked tirelessly during lockdown to get this project delivered. After, the new factory was opened in very difficult circumstances in no small part due to their work. The Sharpaks range is the only UK made range of medical waste bins and we are pleased to support the UK health sector during the pandemic and for years to come.”

UK Power Networks keeps the power flowing for more than eight million homes, schools, hospitals and businesses across London, the South East and East of England. The company invests more than £600 million annually in maintaining and improving electricity networks.

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