Gard Plasticases Case Study from Creaseys Group Ltd.

The Client

Gard Plasticases is a recognised UK market leader in plastic cases and packaging. From its purpose-built factory in East Peckham near Tunbridge Wells, the company supplies plastic cases with custom-fitted inserts and a variety of storage solutions. Sectors served range from aerospace to sports, medical to military. It’s a one-stop service, taking design and manufacture through to silk screen print finishing.

Established in 1972 and family-run, Gard Plasticases has extended its capabilities into thermoplastic injection moulding, by acquiring the business of Target Plastics in Tonbridge. The latest technology and techniques are applied to high quality products, produced with maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

The Service

Understanding The Big Picture

Creaseys has worked with Gard Plasticases since its formation. Partner Graham Turpin leads the team, dealing with the more significant events in the life of the company, including the purchase of a new factory and takeover of Target Plastics. Support covers business and tax advisory matters as well as more routine accounting and compliance issues.

“Working with owner managed businesses such as Gard is what Creaseys is all about,” said Graham Turpin. “Our role in the recent acquisition included tax planning, cash-flow forecasting and advice on VAT implications. The team was on hand to support the directors throughout the transaction.”

The Partnership

Gard Plasticases’ managing director Peter Fox said: “Over the years, Creaseys has proved to be a great resource. We have always been able to speak to Graham or his colleagues about anything that crops up. They have been brilliant at sorting things out.”

On the acquisition of Target Plastics, Peter said that he involved Creaseys from the start. “We took advice as soon as the purchase was seen as a possibility. From there, it proceeded in a smooth, tax-efficient manner,” Peter added.

Gard… a case for changing your packaging

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