About RGE Group

About RGE Group

Driven by Our Experienced Team

RGE Group is the home of injection moulding expertise, specialising in tooling, precision plastic injection mouldings and product development engineering. Since 1965, innovation and high-quality standards have been at the heart of what we do, allowing our family-owned business to gain knowledge and experience from around the globe.

From our head office in Cambridgeshire, we operate on a global scale with facilities across the UK, Lithuania and China. This gives us the flexibility to offer a tailor-made approach to the specific requirements of our customers, no matter whether the product design requirements are high volume, highly aesthetic, or technically challenging.

As a full-service company, we offer design, printing, welding and assembly services alongside our injection moulding, tooling and product development services, saving you money and increasing the project’s efficiency at the same time.

Our History

1965

UK Founding Partnership by Mr Rodney, Gordon and Ernie Leach in tool making and fabrication.

1970

Located onto former flour mill site in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire. The start of injection moulding for RGE. Pictured is RGE's first employee Bob Johnson (R) and then tool room manager Ian Ravillious (L).

1971

Founders Ernie (L) and Gordon (R) pictured with one of four bespoke machines RGE made for the White Goods industry.

1985

The inception of our in-house Design team

1987

Factory is setup in Portugal for making injection mould tools

1997

RGE opens injection moulding facility in Newport, USA.

1999

RGE Whittlesey injection moulding site opens on 10 acre site in Cambridgeshire, UK.

2001

RGE opens tooling facility in China.

2004

RGE Yate starts production as a White Goods shop in shop near Bristol.

2007

RGE Baltic opens in Lithuania to serve Scandinavian and European customers.

2010

RGE designed, tooled and began mass production of flat-pack chair for the World's largest home goods retailer.

2014

Work begins on a large expansion of RGE Whittlesey.

2015

Increase of capability with our first 3150t machine.

2017

RGE announces partnership with IoT startup ThingTrax, becoming one of the first companies to utilise the award winning Industry 4.0 technology.

2018

RGE one of six finalists for the TMMX 'Smart Factory' award. Shortlisted alongside BMW Group & McLaren Automotive.

2019

RGE Alconbury becomes our new Head Office & Design Centre.

2020

UK Toolroom is relocated to RGE Whittlesey.

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Quality Control

Whether it be the parts we produce or the service we provide – quality matters. Our team will work with you to understand the quality requirements of your mould tool and end product. Here at RGE, this is achieved using a combination of systems and processes. Use of a leading ERP system allows us to manage customer accounts, sales, purchases, receipt of goods, stock management, and deliveries. RGE pioneered use of the award-winning ThingTrax machine monitoring system - used to monitor the efficiency of our factories.

Our QC team carry out pre-production tests on the raw material using Melt Flow Index (MFI) equipment to ensure it meets the requirements for the job. Tests carried out on mouldings throughout the production run include checks on the colour using a Spectrophotometer or Lightbox, as well as ensuring the parts measure within the agreed tolerances using a Co-Ordinate Measuring Machine (CMM).

Whether it be the parts we produce or the service we provide – quality matters. Our team will work with you to understand the quality requirements of your mould tool and end product. Here at RGE, this is achieved using a combination of systems and processes. Alongside use of a leading ERP system, our QC team carry out both pre-production tests on the raw material, and throughout the production run on the mouldings.

Our Facilities

Since our founding in 1965, we have become an established moulding and tool specialist with an unrivalled global reach. With facilities across the UK, Europe, and China, we are well-placed to ensure we meet our client’s product design specifications and commercial requirements, regardless of their geographical location. 

With facilities across the UK, Europe, and China, we are well-placed to ensure we meet our client’s product design specifications and commercial requirements, regardless of their geographical location.

Get in Touch

For more information, please call us on +44 (0) 1480 450 771 or send us a message below.

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