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Old 8th January 2009   #1
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Thompson Plastics (Hull) Ltd,

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Hull plastics firm goes into administration

Tuesday, January 06, 2009, 17:15

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AN East Yorkshire plastics company which supplied the caravan industry has gone into administration.

It has just been confirmed that Thompson Plastics (Hull) Ltd, in Priory Park West, Hessle, went into administration on December 22 along with its sister company Plastics (Manchester) Ltd.

The two companies are part of the Thompson Plastics Group, which includes Thompson Technik (Hessle) Ltd of Bridge Works, Hessle.

Joint administrator Charles Escott of PKF (UK) LLP confirmed Thompson Technik had not gone into administration.

He said: "Thompson Plastics (Hull) Ltd and Plastics (Manchester) Ltd went into administration on December 22.
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"Prior to our appointment employees at both companies had their contract terminated."

The Mail understands the administrators have asked Thompson Technik to complete any outstanding customer orders with Thompson Plastics (Hull) Ltd.




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Yet another blow for the people of Hull. :shock: :?

The people of Hull have been hit hard by floods and now job losses, all over the town. The consequencies of these company closures are going to cause so much misery and long term hardship. It's such a shame. Hope they all manage to recover and soon.
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Another to add to the faithfull list
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Looks like Thompson Plastics have gone pop again.

See here: Local News Story - click here

I wonder how this failure will affect warrantees on panels, sinks, showers, toilets, etc.?

Where will the necessary replacements come from?
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If the other plastics manufacturers have any sense they will buy up the moulds.

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Ellie, that may well be a poison chalice!

The front and rear panels for caravans and shower trays, keep cracking or splitting. The warranty work alone is enough to put off most businesses.

They clearly need to be redesigned or made different to engineer out the inherent problems.
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Ok then, maybe not

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The front and rear panels for caravans and shower trays, keep cracking or splitting. The warranty work alone is enough to put off most businesses.

They clearly need to be redesigned or made different to engineer out the inherent problems.
Tragic irony really; I have read the warranty document from a wholesale plastic component supplier to the tourer industry and the depth they go into about how acrylic capped ABS should be fitted is some reading - guess what at some point almost all caravan manufacturers have forgotten to check these installation rules.

Bottom line is if the materials are installed correctly and then cared for there after by the consumer correctly they will last decades.

Who knows how to wash their shower cubicle correctly?

Who knew that there can be a relationship between the way a ABS panel is attached, the fluids it is washed with and how long it takes to crack? No? You know now.
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......and there lies the inherent problem with so many of these panels cracking. They are flawed "by design" :? :shock:

The makers have blamed everyone else and everything else other than themselves making weak panels in the first place. They even tried to blame certain cleaning fluids, which was (and still is) totally unfounded.

If they made these panels thicker, they wouldn't stress and then fail at the unacceptably high rate they do on certain caravan makes !

After all, the boating industry does not suffer a fraction of the failure rate that the caravan industry does and this is all down to material thickness.
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Hi All

Just read that Peter Smith CEO of the Swift group has claimed and collected from Tompsons Plastics receivers all the tools and dies that where owned by Swift group
He has also purchased from Tompson other tool and dies that are used in the production of components of Swift vans ie shower trays, basins

Peter also states that with the down fall of Tompsons there will slight delay on the Swift production line for completed caravans

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