Ribble Valley company flying high as it showcases products at world's leading airshow

The team from Hurst Green Plastics who attended the Farnborough Airshow
The team from Hurst Green Plastics who attended the Farnborough Airshow
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A Ribble Valley company showcased its innovative products at one of the world's leading airshows.


And the trip to the Farnborough Airshow marked the 25th air show for Whalley based stock control solutions specialists Hurst Green Plastics.

The venue was Farnborough Airport and there were exhibitors from some of the world’s biggest names in aerospace, such as Boeing and Airbus, and the aerospace supply chain like Hurst Green Plastics and Chemring.

The company was able to showcase its innovative and industry-leading TwinBin system, used by blue-chip companies around the world, including Rolls Royce Toulouse, Emirates and BAE Systems.

Managing Director Tommy Sharples said: "This was the first time we have “gone it alone” and had our own stand, rather than being part of the North West Aerospace Alliance.

"It clearly demonstrates the progress we have made since we were founded in 1979.

“The event was a fantastic opportunity to showcase our celebrated, world leading TwinBin system, to some of the largest manufacturing companies and most influential Governments, from around the world.

“Hurst Green Plastics is going through a period of continuous growth and we achieved another major milestone earlier this year, by increasing our list of export countries to 58, with the addition of Uruguay, Qatar, Philippines and Lichtenstein.”

The company has also recently attended air shows in Paris and Australia and future visits to Hamburg and Dubai are on the cards.

Established in 1979, Hurst Green Plastics were winners of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category in 2012.

The firm also boasts a client base that includes the likes of BAE Systems, Jaguar Land Rover and Samsung.