News Archive

News Archive

17/06/2021
Our Design and Engineering Process – From Initial Idea to Finished Product
We sat down with our Design Manager Mark Temple, and Senior Design Engineer Alan Ramscar to find out more about the design and engineering processes that take our projects from an initial idea to a finished product. The design process begins with...
15/06/2021
Meet the Team - Tom Coltman, Sales Engineer
Tell us a bit about yourself: 'I have been working within sales since leaving education after getting my business diploma. Since then, I have worked in a variety of industries, ranging from dealing with property and site management, to...
10/06/2021
RGE Legacy Products - Workshop Willie
In the 1980s, RGE was contracted by a toy company in Peterborough to manufacture a children’s robot figure called Workshop Willie. The toy company had already produced one set of tools, which travelled from country to country. This allowed...
27/05/2021
A Look into the Process Behind Some of RGE’s Most Complex and Exciting Projects
Our wide range of machinery and equipment at our sites across the UK, Lithuania, and China allows us to meet the demands of our varied customer base. With over 150 plastic injection moulding machines, and clamp force capacity ranging from 25-tonne...
26/05/2021
Meet the Team - Kate Athanasouli, Marketing Coordinator
Tell us a bit about yourself: 'I have always had a keen interest in design and technology. Ever since I was a kid, I remember trying to learn design programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator on my computer by watching tutorials on YouTube and...
20/05/2021
RGE Legacy Products - Kango Demolition Hammer
In 1985, RGE worked closely with Kango to produce a demolition hammer. Following the success of market leader Hilti, Kango was keen to create their own hammer as one of the first of a new generation of products they produced. Kango had recently set...
13/05/2021
Borche BS60-III Installed at RGE Whittlesey
On the 12th May, our new Borche BS60-III injection moulding machine was delivered to our site in Whittlesey. The machine was bought to fill a gap in our capacity at this size range. This will help us to run an array of small, accurate mouldings...
11/05/2021
How Vulnerable Is Your Supply Chain?
Recent problems with access to the Suez Canal have helped to highlight vulnerabilities within supply chains on a global scale. Many companies are left vulnerable to unforeseeable events, whether they are natural or man-made, which disrupt the supply...
05/05/2021
Introducing Our Expanded Castor Range
We have expanded our castor range with two new additions: The RGE656 is a Brake Loaded castor with a PU tread. Brake Loaded castors will bring the chair to a stop when a user is sitting on the chair. The use of these castors allows free movement...
22/04/2021
The Regrind Centre
RGE are proud to introduce the Regrind Centre, our in-house recycling facility. The site has been developed to recycle any plastic waste from RGE, as well as plastics from other companies, transforming the material back into new products, or...
19/04/2021
RGE Legacy Products - Chair Bases
In the 1980s, RGE were contracted to mould parts for a pressure die casting company based in Stourbridge, owned by John Haines. The parts were for small brushes that fitted into the castor hole on the leg ends of pressure die cast aluminium chair...
31/03/2021
Solar Panels Installed at RGE Whittlesey
Between September and October 2018, RGE set out to install solar panels to the roof of the Whittlesey site. A total of 740 270W solar panels were fitted to the three south facing roof tops of the buildings. RGE invested around £150,000 to...
25/03/2021
RGE Legacy Products - Kettles
In 1974, RGE began production on one of the first plastic kettles on the market. Contracted by Redring in Peterborough, RGE made all the tooling and components needed to produce the kettle in our tool room in Godmanchester, producing thousands of...
22/03/2021
Introducing The Extended Size Pallet Collar
The Extended Size Pallet Collar is a lightweight, durable and versatile folding plastic pallet collar that assembles with ease to transform plastic or wooden pallets into folding box pallets. The collar is tough, long lasting and cost effective when...
18/03/2021
Introducing Standii in Royal Blue
Standii is an ergonomic stand for any phone or tablet, providing non-slip support for your device. Standii has two display angles: one for typing, and one for hands free display – perfect for reading recipes or making video calls on FaceTime,...
18/03/2021
RGE Produces Aston Martin DBX All Weather Boot Mat
RGE worked with Aston Martin to produce the All Weather Boot Mat for their DBX SUV, and the tooling needed for production. The mat ensures that the DBX carpets remain in top condition, without compromising on aesthetics. The mats are made from...
10/03/2021
Introducing The Euro Size Pallet Collar
The Euro Size Pallet Collar is a lightweight, strong, durable and versatile folding plastic pallet collar that assembles with ease to transform plastic or wooden pallets into folding box pallets. The collar is tough, long lasting and cost effective...
09/03/2021
Introducing Standii in Rose Gold
Standii provides solid and non-slip support for your device. An ergonomic stand that has two display angles to suit any phone or tablet: one for typing and one for hands free display, perfect for reading recipes or making video calls on FaceTime,...
04/03/2021
Introducing The MultiNest Home
The MultiNest Home is a standard sized plastic nestable bale arm crate, suitable for various applications around the home. The MultiNest fits in seamlessly with common storage, and is the obvious choice of bale arm crate. Manufactured in the UK,...
03/03/2021
RGE Legacy Products - The Bait Box
RGE was founded in 1965 by Rodney, Gordon and Ernie Leach. With their roots in tool making and fabrication engineering, the family company began making jigs, fixtures and special purpose tools, eventually expanding to produce tooling for injection...
22/02/2021
Introducing The Datum
The Datum is a strong and practical high density multi-purpose stacking chair. It is comfortable, tough, and easy to handle and arrange, making it ideal for conferences, dining areas and common rooms, as well as public buildings such as schools,...
15/02/2021
RGE Baltic Site Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certification
The RGE Baltic site, based in Lithuania, has now obtained ISO 9001:2015 quality certification. The ISO 9001:2015 is a great indicator of high standards, consistency, and quality, and is the world’s most popular quality management standard....
18/01/2021
XO Chair Base Launched
We have a new addition to our chair base range! We would like to introduce the XO base, designed for the modern workspace where the line between office and home is blurred. It’s contemporary lines and light use of structure make it float on...
12/01/2021
COVID-19 Statement
Following the Government announcement and implementation of a further lockdown in the UK it is the intention of RGE Engineering to remain operating as normal. Following the start-up after the Christmas & New Year period we will continue...
16/12/2020
New UK Operations Director Appointed
We are pleased to announce that we have welcomed David Ancill into RGE Group as UK Operations Director. David has worked in a variety of different roles, many of them in partnership with RGE. He brings detailed knowledge of Quality, 5S and...
19/10/2020
RGE Baltic Furniture Certification
We are proud to announce that RGE Baltic conforms to applicable optional organization and facility credits for both ANSI/BIFMA e.3-2014e standards and may be applied towards level furniture product certification. An independant assessment was...
18/09/2020
RGE Group Launch Standii
RGE Group design, develop, tool and produce many different products across a wide variety of market sectors. Our in-house designers and engineers work with leading companies from around the World to bring their products to life. In addition, they...
15/07/2020
Coronavirus Production Focus
During these difficult times a number of manufacturing companies have had to make drastic changes to their production. Here at RGE we were well placed to react quickly to the changing requirements of our customers. We changed the focus of several...
18/03/2020
Toolroom Expansion
This week sees the start of a project to expand and improve the Toolroom facilities at our Whittlesey site. With a much larger footprint and an improved layout this will pave the way for continued improvements to our UK mould tooling...
02/09/2019
Improving Employee Facilities
We recently refurbished the staff break room at our Whittlesey manufacturing site after we received some feedback from employees, and as result of this the entire room has been completely stripped out and re-built. We came up with a new layout...
13/05/2019
Donation to Little Miracles
Local charity Little Miracles offers support to families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions. They provide essential support for the community whether it's a place to socialise, receive benefit...
09/11/2018
Celebrating 25 Years
November 2018 saw RGE commemorate two long standing employees for 25 years of service. 1993 may have been the year that Nirvana topped the charts and the launch of the first bagless vacuum cleaner but it also saw Chris Coles and Dean Lawson join...
15/08/2018
2018 Smart Factory Award Finalist!
With a combined heritage spanning four decades and the UK's largest celebration of manufacturing, The Manufacturer MX Awards is the most prestigious programme of its kind. Delivered by The Manufacturer magazine, in association with the...
10/07/2018
A Wheelie Great Achievement
RGE Whittlesey celebrated the inaugural production run of a new 240 Litre Wheelie Bin last Friday. The event marked the first time that RGE’s largest machine, a Husky 3150 tonne monster, had produced this size of council refuse collection...
06/06/2018
RGE Featured in Microsoft Video
Following on from the recent announcement of our partnership with IoT startup ThingTrax, we were proudly asked to be featured in a video about ThingTrax, commissioned by none other than technology giant Microsoft. This video includes some fantastic...
31/10/2017
RGE Deploys Award Winning Industry 4.0 Platform
We are excited to announce a partnership with IoT startup ThingTrax, bringing Industry 4.0 smart technology into manufacturing facilities in both the UK and US. This fantastic oppurtinity has been featured in an article in the 'European...
01/09/2017
RGE Group Offers Large Part Injection Moulding
RGE Group, a fast growing injection moulding company based in Cambridgeshire, has four dedicated international offices across the globe. Our offices in the UK, USA, Lithuania and China work together to serve a multitude of loyal customers. We...
28/06/2017
Sue Ryder Charity Run
Employees from our UK injection moulding facilities recently signed up to take part in a 5km ‘Colour Run’ with the aim of raising £750 for the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall charity. We are delighted to announce that not only did all...
18/01/2017
Internet of Things at RGE
RGE Group involves itself in many projects. From our material handling section we work with partners to develop new logistics solutions incorporating the latest technology. The picture to the right shows our Sales Manager for Materials Handling,...
27/06/2016
RGE Goes Insane!
A handful of RGE employees entered the "Go Insane" charity event for Addenbrookes hospital at Washbrook Farm near Doddington on Sunday 26th June. The Insane Terrain hosted event involved a 5k and 10k run through man made mud pits, hay...
20/06/2016
USA Production to Increase 400%
RGE USA looks set to increase production at its Newport, Tennessee site by approximately 400% by 2017 thanks in part to a significant new contract within the home goods sector. In order to fulfil the new contract, significant investment has...
03/06/2016
New Sales Development Manager
Russell Smith has joined RGE as Sales Development Manager for our Materials Handling Division. Materials Handling is a growing area of the business for company and Russell will lead the sales and new product development team responsible for...
24/05/2016
RGE Group Achieves Record Sales
For the fourth consecutive year running, RGE Group is celebrating record sales with a group turnover of in excess of £50 million. RGE Group has experienced sales growth in key sectors such as materials handling and home furnishings. In...
13/05/2016
RGE Expands Range of Material Handling Products
Over the last 12 months RGE has expanded its range of material handling products to meet the needs and demands of its growing customer base within the food produce, logistics and warehousing sectors. RGE can now provide MultiNest food...
28/01/2016
Pallet Live Racking System
Installation of a high density, pallet live racking system has recently been completed in our new warehouse facility in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. The solution has been featured in a case study by SEC Storage, who were commissioned to implement...
19/11/2015
Added Value Services
At RGE Group we are well known for our injection moulding capability and expertise, alongside tool making, specialist plastic design and engineering support. Less well known are the range of added value services that the group of companies...
26/10/2015
Art or Science?
Much is written about the great artists and sculptors that define the contemporary art scene but few relate science and engineering with true art. At RGE Group we believe that the products we make are every bit as artistic as a Rothko or a...
21/09/2015
ENGEL Symposium 2015
Keeping an eye on the latest technological developments is a must for RGE Group. In June RGE Group's Head of Engineering Chris Coles, and Commercial Director Dan Leach, attended an open house at the large machine factory of ENGEL in the town...
28/08/2015
RGE Group in China
RGE China Tooling is RGE Group’s Chinese tool-making facility. RGE has had a presence in China since 1998 and at the end of last year, 2014, moved to a new factory in Dongguan, Southern China. The facility is capable of producing in excess...
30/07/2015
Whittlesey Facility Investment
The last 12 months have been extremely busy here at RGE, with an array of projects undertaken to bring improvements throughout the group. Whilst there have been many company-wide projects, there have been a number of projects specifically...
09/07/2015
RGE Reduces Carbon Footprint
RGE Logistics have just taken delivery of its first trailer in the Group’s new livery. “The trailer not only looks fantastic in the new colour scheme, but thanks to being a supercube trailer it is the largest within the Group. It will...
02/03/2015
Installation of 3,150t Moulding Machine
In the month of February 2015 RGE Group took delivery of a 3,150 Tonne Injection Moulding Machine onto its Whittlesey site. With such heavy plant and equipment, some parts weighing upwards of 65 metric tonne, these events required a major Health and...
20/01/2015
St John Ambulance Donation
Volunteers at the St John Ambulance unit in Whittlesey are to benefit from a generous donation of £500 from local plastics manufacturer RGE Group. These funds will be put towards new equipment to ensure that the unit can continue to provide...
06/01/2015
A Greener Lithuania
Here at RGE we take global energy consumption seriously and we are always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. As a company we already minimise our energy consumption at our facilities located around the world. Various methods and...
27/10/2014
Showroom
We have produced a batch of our new Datum high density stacking chairs for the company's showroom located on the A1 just outside Alconbury. The showroom has been updated with a selection of some of the furniture products that RGE has been...
09/10/2014
Baltic Expansion Continues
Today saw the 43rd moulding machine being installed into RGE Group's Lithuania facility. The 400t Sandretto machine is the third in a series of newly installed injection moulding machines during October. The additional capacity will allow the...
06/10/2014
Interplas Exhibition
RGE was one of many exhibitors at this years Interplas, the UK's leading plastics industry event. A number of employees from various departments and countries within the RGE Group were on the stand to represent the company and meet with the vast...
11/08/2014
Race Against the Machine
Phase 1 of the expansion on the RGE Whittlesey site has gained momentum over the summer with the final steels being placed on 8th August 2014. The facility has been placed to provide additional storage capacity for finished product and to extend the...
22/07/2014
Datum Chair
Last Friday saw RGE take delivery of the first batch of their brand new visitors chair, the Datum Chair. The 0 series production batch of chairs was taken into the design centre our Head Office, Godmanchester for final approval before the first...
11/07/2014
Independence Day
Last Friday saw a double celebration for RGE’s longest serving employee, Ken Dodson. For not only was Ken (right of image) celebrating a milestone of 42 years service working at RGE, he was also celebrating his own independence from the world...
23/06/2014
Thirsty Work
RGE Group Managing Director and Founder Gordon Leach, found the 97 degree fahrenheit heat thirsty work during a tour of the Tenneseee facility, USA. Whilst the heat was on outside the moulding machines within the facility were busily making light...
23/04/2014
RGE Gets Tweeting
Would you like to be kept up to date with all of the news and updates within RGE? Well, look no further! We now have an ever growing presence on Twitter - the online social networking and microblogging service. Our Twitter followers are the first...
17/04/2014
POGO Gadget Launched
Aseptika Ltd (Cambridgeshire, UK) announced the launch of its Activ8rlives’ POGO hub for smartphones and tablets at the Gadget Show Live 2014 (NEC, Birmingham, UK) on the 9-13th, April 2014. The Activ8rlives’ POGO is part of...
20/03/2014
Apprentice: You're hired!
RGE Group attended the Alconbury Enterprise Zone job fair in March with a stand and numerous supply staff. The event was the first of its kind in the new Alconbury Weald Enterprise zone and attracted over 180 visitors from Cambridgeshire and...
18/03/2014
Baltic Expansion
RGE Group’s factory in Lithuania has recently undergone an expansion of its injection moulding factory floor space with the extension of an existing 10 tonne overhead crane into a previous warehouse facility. "With an increasing order...
06/03/2014
JCB Puts RGE to the Test
Jump for Joy Limited, manufacturer of top of the range horse jumping equipment have been a long term customer of RGE. Starting out as a design and development project RGE worked with them to develop a unique range of world class show jumping...
24/02/2014
RGE Ends 2013 on a High
RGE Group has completed the Year 2013 with the highest sales turnover on record. The family-owned injection moulding company recorded group sales above the GBP £50m for the first time in its 44 year history. Sales backorders and tools in...
24/02/2014
Taking Shape
RGE’s injection moulding site at Whittlesey in Cambridgshire has undergone significant expansion with a new 10 tonne overhead crane being installed in the finished goods warehouse to transform over 25,000 sq ft into an injection moulding...

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