Prior to 2014 the annual cost of power for Glendenning Plastics had reached over £1 million per annum at the companies manufacturing site in Kingswinford, so during the latter part of 2014 the directors then decided that they need to address the spiraling cost of electricity and commenced a program of continual investment in Servo drive machines as replacement for the existing machines of the old fixed pump design.

The company decided to install the first Borche 800 ton Servo hydraulic machine during 2014, a case study was carried out using the same mould on the new Borche 800 ton machine compared to an existing 750 ton machine, individual meter readings were taken from both machines for a direct comparison and following the detailed trial a 64% reduction in power consumption was recorded together with also a considerable reduction in cooling requirement.

From this point the company have since installed 11 new Borche Servo drive machines as part of a continual investment program to replace the old machines of fixed pump design, the most recent of which is a new Borche BU900 ton machine of the two platen range being the latest addition.

Glendenning Plastics was established in 1965 by Ron Glendenning and is now run by his two son’s Stuart and Miles Glendenning both of which have a wealth of experience within the plastics industry.

The directors have overseen dramatic growth in recent years for both the companies Garland Products range of Gardening and Horticultural products together with firm’s technical moulding division of which serves a wide range of industrial sectors.


“We are delighted that our investment program in Borche Servo technology machines in addition with other measures that we have taken has helped drive down our annual cost in electricity and provide considerable savings for the business”

Stuart Glendenning – Chairman – Glendenning Plastics Ltd

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