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About APMG Plastics

APMG Plastics specialises in systems that will securely remove and/or neutralise harmful and toxic fumes, gases and dust. We are a leading UK designer and manufacturer of high-quality fume extraction systems. Our product portfolio spans industrial fans, ductwork, fabrications and fume scrubbers. APMG Plastics is part of APMG Limited, a manufacturer of high quality commercial laboratory furniture and furniture for education.

For over 80 years APMG Plastics has excelled at high-quality plastics manufacture. You’ll find our products in commercial, industrial, research, education and many other scientific settings. We understand the importance of communication with our clients. As a result, we work closely with you to deliver resilient solutions that fully match your applications. We deliver on time, to budget and to brief.

APMG Plastics doesn’t stand still. We’re investing in comprehensive training for our dedicated team. We have cutting-edge design software and manufacturing equipment to keep us at the forefront of the sectors we operate in.

Our technical design engineers are experienced in delivering a bespoke solution tailored to each client’s unique needs. From single plastic fans to full extract systems to fume scrubbers, we’re passionate about manufacturing products that will keep you and your environment safe.

All our products are carefully made by our skilled teams at our factory in Manchester. We have our own professional installation teams and offer superb after sales support to take the worry out of your project.

Contact us to find out how we can help you find exactly the right extract systems and components for your projects.

We’re not only great at fabricating our own products…

We’re great at fabricating items for other companies too!

You would be amazed at the number of components and products that we fabricate for major players within our industry.

Here at APMG Plastics we have the experience, the teams and the skills to undertake thermoplastics fabrication work for almost any application…just one of the reasons so many organisations trust us with their projects.

So whether it’s parts for your product or products for your application, we’re here to help. For more information or to discuss a project with our expert engineers, just contact one of our friendly colleagues.

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The APMG Team

The APMG team comprises experienced lab furniture systems, plastic fabrication, and fume extraction specialists. We also have an eye on the future, bringing fresh talent into our company and never standing still. We all have a passion for innovation, value, delivering technical excellence, and giving you an outstanding customer experience. 

Will Perrott

Managing Director

Richard Shanks

Finance Director

Peter Royce

Plastics Division Manager

Graham Neal

Production Manager

Louise Barnes

Marketing Manager

James Fletcher

Contracts Engineer

Nick Holmes

Fan & Fabrications Sales Engineer

Steve Preston

CNC Programmer

Sam Goulden

Accounts Assistant

Millie Henderson

Business Administration Apprentice

A Rich History of Expertise

APMG was born from several specialist companies, all merging their experience and expertise in complementary sectors to form a market leader in laboratory furniture, school furniture, fume cupboards, fans, ductwork and fume scrubbers.

AP – Associated Plastics Ltd
IMPA was established in 1939 and rebranded as Associated Plastics in the early 70s. With a focus on plastic fabrications and plastic fans it used its plastics expertise to develop fume scrubbers and in 1980 introduced a pioneering range of fume cupboards. From 1986, under agreements with the Department for Education, the company’s school laboratory systems became a recognised market leader.

MG – Morgan & Grundy
M&G started making fume cupboards in 1944, potentially for the atomic bomb project. By the 1980s it was a recognised specialist in both fume cupboards and laboratory furniture. Associated Plastics purchased it in the early 90s, reorganising itself as a plastic fabricator and fan manufacturer and consolidating both companies’ expertise in fume cupboards, professional laboratory furniture and school laboratory products into a new M&G.

In 1998 the businesses combined as APMG and moved to the current premises where we’ve continued to build our reputation for high-quality products and excellent customer service ever since.

Production Waste Management

We source as much of our production material as possible from UK-based suppliers, and we only use wood-based panel products certified by the PEFC or FSC®. We use formaldehyde-free MDF whenever possible. Our computer-controlled saws automatically calculate the optimum way to cut each panel giving the least material wastage. We reuse packaging materials wherever possible.


We set ourselves a challenging ‘zero to landfill’ target which we have achieved every month since April 2017. We are proud of our record.

Energy Efficiency

We have installed 336 solar panels on our roof, which are predicted to produce 98,000 kWh per year. We expect to consume 60% of the solar power and export 40%. In addition, we are working to reduce the energy our factory and offices consume, fitting energy efficient lighting, heater thermostats and timers and ensuring equipment is shut down when not in use. We prioritise energy efficiency when purchasing new equipment.


We operate a modern fleet of vehicles, which are tracked for the most effective use of our logistics. We consolidate raw material and finished goods deliveries and participate in schemes to ensure our delivery vehicles have return loads. We encourage car sharing and cycling to work. This has helped us to successfully reduce our carbon footprint for three consecutive years.