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25th October 2017, Rutland

Linecross celebrates 50 years

Linecross provides clients in the automotive, leisure and speciality industries with a full start-to-finish design and manufacturing service. The Rutland-based Linecross Group, one of the leading manufacturers of engineered thermoformed and polyurethane components, is celebrating half a century at the forefront of the UK plastics industry.

The company, which was launched in 1967 by local men Alan Carr and David Mounteney, started life in a derelict barn at the bottom of David’s garden, with a vacuum-forming machine crafted using hacksaws, a grinder, a welder and a variety of junk found at scrapyards and auctions.

Since then, the company has expanded from a microbusiness with just two employees to become one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of vacuum formed thermoplastic, polyurethane and injection moulded components, with a purpose-designed 120,000 ft2 manufacturing facility in South Luffenham.

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