Bloom has been involved in injection moulding manufacturing for more than 20 years and has invested in energy efficient machines and robots, CAD software and 3D printing facilities to design, create and make everything in house.
It has developed innovative techniques to work with food grade approved polypropylene, which is 100% recyclable, and is also exploring opportunities with compostable plastic.
However, Bloom’s current equipment and processes restrict the speed and accuracy of production, lack integration, require manual monitoring, and it has reached capacity.
“We have reached a plateau. Our older machines are slower, causing production bottlenecks, and lack the precise temperature control needed for working with biodegradable plastics.
“If we do not address this concern we could potentially lose customers as we can’t keep up with the work, this in turn will prevent us from growing as a business and reduce our productivity.”