60 years and still going strong!

We are so excited to be celebrating an impressive milestone this month as OGM (Owen Greenings and Mumford Ltd.), is turning 60!

OGM was founded in Oxford in 1962 with one plastic injection moulding machine used to produce plastic door handles and a range of plastic tableware. Over the next 30 years, however, OGM grew rapidly as a trade moulding company, moving to larger premises a number of times to satisfy demand. In the 1990’s, OGM took a decision to specialise in plastic injection moulding for the electronics, medical and general industry sectors.

Paul Wightman, group managing director of Owen Greenings & Mumford (Holdings) says: “We have a strong heritage that underpins our company culture, values and how we do business. We’ve grown through a reputation for quality and reliability, technical excellence and flexibility but key to it all has been the forging of long lasting customer relationships.

“We’ve always been an innovative business since my dad, Bev Wightman, founded the company with his three business partners 60 years ago. Recently, through expansion, acquisition and from having a great team across all of our sites, we’ve expanded to offer full-service solutions to both local and global businesses.”

Over the last 10 years, a new factory at Yarnton, in Oxfordshire, with a state-of-the-art cleanroom, a purpose built toolroom, a team of skilled engineers and experienced and dedicated workforce has helped OGM become one of the UK’s most innovative plastic injection moulding businesses. The company now offers product design, consultancy, prototyping, toolmaking, injection moulding, assembly and distribution of hundreds of millions of components every year.

60th Anniversary celebrations - Paul Wightman and Vivienne Wightman
Paul Wightman and Mum, Vivienne Wightman, age 85 who has been involved with the business in the Finance Department for over 50 years

In 2007, OGM Holdings Ltd was formed and is now the parent company of OGM Ltd; OGM South Wales and Terinex Flexibles near Derby. OGM South Wales offers volume production of plastic injection moulded parts and also specialises in large-scale plastic components such as cab interiors for special off-road vehicles. It joined The OGM Group following an acquisition in 2017.

Paul concludes: “As a very well-established manufacturing business we recognise that the quality of our people and their high skill levels are paramount to our success. We take apprenticeships and nurturing the next generation of experts very seriously.

“Our team has the spirit, enthusiasm and skills to develop new innovations and consistently deliver high quality precision parts. I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved in the past few years’ and I really enjoyed celebrating our 60 years in business with the team at our company party.”

Our award winners of the evening
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