Black History Month

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What do super-soaker water guns, wheelie bins, and telephone cables have in common? Well, firstly these are all products that are used by millions of people across the globe every day. Secondly, these are all products that were originally developed by Black inventors and designers. October is Black History Month in the UK. Here at […]

Why Blood Test Delays Highlight the Importance of Supply Chains

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The thing about supply chains is, you don’t really notice them when they are working well. Most of the time supply chains simply purr away in the background, making sure that everything is in exactly the right place at the right time. The final products and goods that customers require are there precisely when they […]

The Health of Nations: How Plastics Have Helped the COVID Response

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The last 18 months have been a time of unprecedented challenge for individuals, families, and communities all over the world. The way we all lived our lives before the pandemic now seems like a distant memory. The UK, like other nations across the globe, has had to adapt to the reality of living with a […]

Focus on Logistics: How COVID Fueled the UK Logistics Explosion

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The COVID pandemic has been the most disruptive health crisis in our lifetimes. Not only has it impacted on public health, but it has also fundamentally reshaped the way in which the population lives and works. In addition, it has ushered in structural changes to the nation’s shopping habits, with a clear shift to much […]

From Galileo to Picasso: Why Intangible Costs Should Matter to Your Business

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Galileo Galilei, the 17th Century Italian astronomer, once wrote, “Measure what can be measured, and make measurable what cannot be measured.” This is very good advice for any business, but sometimes it is not so straightforward. Some things are relatively easy to measure. However, measuring that which cannot be measured is often a challenge for […]

How Modern Polymers Can Help Power GB Paralympians to Tokyo Glory

After a year of delay, the 16th Summer Paralympics will finally take place in Tokyo in August and September 2021. This is set to be the biggest Paralympics in history, with 537 events across 22 sports. In Rio 2016, Team GB won 147 medals, 64 of them gold. Building on that incredible performance, our athletes […]

How Delivering Net Zero Can Help the UK Aviation Industry Build Back Better

ENL Group is a company that has deep roots in the aviation and aerospace sectors. Sixty years ago, our predecessor, a piano-making company, started to diversify into supplying various components for the aerospace industry. Now, more than half a century later, as one of the UK’s leading plastic injection moulding manufacturers, aerospace is one of […]

Mind the Gap: Why Creating the Engineering Workforce of Tomorrow is Everyone’s Business

At ENL Group, we are part of a growing, vibrant and cutting-edge UK engineering sector. We see our state-of-the-art plastic injection moulding production facilities as fitting firmly into the rich, British heritage of engineering and innovation which stretches back to well before the Victorian era. However, engineering is a profession that has to look forward, […]

“Events, dear boy”: Why Businesses Need to Adapt Through Change

The British Prime Minister, Harold MacMillan was once asked by a journalist what the biggest influences were during his time in No. 10. “Events, dear boy, events”, was his simple response. The point that MacMillan was making was that whatever plans, policies, and strategies you have in place, things will happen which cannot be foreseen. […]

Meet Our New Robots

Less than 200 miles north of ENL Group’s Slovakian factory lies a small Czech village called Malé Svatoňovice. This village, of 1500 people, is the birthplace of a Czech science-fiction writer called Karel Čapek. You may not instantly recognise the name, but it was Čapek who first introduced the word “robot” to the world, in […]