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B.I.P. Tools

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of Tyburn Road, Birmingham, tool and mould producing subisidiary of British Industrial Plastics

1936 Unable to recruit the highly skilled toolmakers needed to machine and build precision moulding tools at the Streetly Manufacturing Co in the Staffordshire countryside, the British Industrial Plastics board decided to set up a second manufacturing subsidiary, B.I.P. Tools, as its own tool making company. SMC’s toolroom and its works manager were moved to a purpose-built factory on a green-field site close to Birmingham. Refined mould design techniques produced better mouldings and B.I.P. Toolswas created to employ those techniques in designing and producing the moulds. In addition to producing the moulds needed by SMC, B.I.P. Tools also supplied others in the industry.

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Moulds, Tools and Dies for Plastic Moulding by compression, transfer and injection processes, especially for bulk production work and articles of complicated form. (Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 854) [1]

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