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Christchurch Company Celebrates 40 Years of Success

Christchurch Company Celebrates 40 Years of Success

Leading global polymer manufacturer, Christchurch’s EPL, has celebrated 40 years in business.

Elastomer Products Limited, was registered as a company on February 28, 1974.

Today the company employs more than 150 people in Christchurch and Thailand, has sales teams throughout Asia, Africa and the Pacific and exports to 22 countries.

The company was founded in 1974 by Jerry O’Neill and the late Neil Ottman. Current Managing Director, Tom Thomson, joined the business a year later and he headed a management buyout of the company when Jerry O’Neill retired in 2006.

“The EPL Group offers global clients extensive experience and industry leading technologies,” said Thomson.

“We operate very much as a specialist contract manufacturer, offering industry solutions through the full manufacturing process, from engagement, design, tooling, production and sale.

“Our components enhance the designs of manufacturers’ products worldwide,” he said.

Thomson paid specific tribute to the efforts of his Christchurch staff following the catastrophic earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. EPL’s Bromley manufacturing site was severely affected by the earthquakes and the company has been operating from a combination of damaged facilities and temporary offices for the past three years.

“We enjoy the support of a highly talented and very loyal staff who have remained focused on precision outputs even in the midst of the Canterbury earthquakes,” said Thomson.

“We are all looking forward to moving into a purpose-built new facility in the Portlink Industrial Park by the middle of this year.’

“It will be a great way to celebrate our 40th birthday,” he said.

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