A local firm with a good workforce.

NRHN 10-07-12 BE 5 HL Plastics, Denby hall business park.
NRHN 10-07-12 BE 5 HL Plastics, Denby hall business park.
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A Denby plastics company has been named as one of the top 200 fastest-growing firms in the UK.

HL Plastics was placed at 165 in the coveted Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, published this month.

Managing director Roger Hartshorn, 51, said: “We are doing very well – we spend a lot of money designing new products. We’re a local company with a good workforce that is growing. We have 340 people and are just building a new warehouse at the back of the factory. I’m proud we’re doing so well.”

The company was founded in 1974 and manufactures a wide range of specially-shaped plastic products.

Its main area of growth has been through the launch of a new thermally-efficient window system.

Other products include fencing and decking for the home and garden, bi-fold doors, caravan verandahs and sundecks. International sales have largely been to mainland Europe, and have seen growth of 27 per cent a year, from £1.4 million in 2009 to £2.2 million in 2011.