Industry Update is proud to announce that Bülte Plastics has been chosen to receive our Plastic Hardware Company of the Year award. “It’s great to have received this award, and it acknowledges all the hard work we put in every day,” said Alexandra Prost, Marketing and Communications.
Established in Germany in 1956 by Norbert Bülte, who was later joined by his son Stefan, Bülte Plastics soon decided to export its German manufactured products to France, opening a site there in 1986. Over the years, the company consistently diversified its product range, opening a further site in the UK in 1999 to better serve its expanding customer base.
Thanks to over 60 years of experience, Bülte Plastics is well-placed to offer expert advice and support to its customers, a service which is underpinned by a dedication to addressing the needs of the marketplace. “We launch around eight new products every year, adapting to the market and responding to customer requests. If something is missing, we want to fill that gap,” explained Alexandra.
“The last 12 months have been great for us. We’ve seen a good turnover, and we’ve continued the amazing success we saw in 2018. This year, we’re launching self-adhesive screw covers, for hiding screws on furniture so they don’t affect its visual appeal. We’ll also be launching a new shape of plugs, which will be released at the end of March this year.”
Specialising in the design and manufacture of plastic protection parts and fasteners, Bülte Plastics boasts a catalogue containing over 30,000 products, including washers, spacers, nuts, and screws, to name a few. These are ideal for a similarly wide range of industries, including military, medical and aerospace. All washers, screws and nuts are compliant and meet specific standards for DIN, ISO and NFE, and can be adapted to suit the size and colour preferences of each customer.
This extensive range of products is available in a large choice of materials, including ABS, PA6, PA6.6, PP, PE, PVDF, POM, PC, and PTFE. Bülte Plastics also integrates the REACH and RoHS requirements and guidelines in its manufacturing and procurement processes.
The company now also has a 3D catalogue on its website, where customers can view some of Bülte Plastics’ product range in 3D. There is a small logo on the product page to indicate this, and it means customers can see the product from every angle to make sure it’s exactly what they need.
As well as this eclectic product range, Bülte Plastics also offers bespoke services, with the ability to make custom-made products based on drawings in order to suit individual needs.
Indeed, Bülte Plastics is dedicated to helping its customers in any way possible, and ensures everything is in German, French and English in order to ease communication both within the group and with its customers. “Our staff members are always learning new languages to ensure we can communicate effectively across Europe,” explained Alexandra.
“Because we’re a small company, we can build close relationships with our customers and work with them to ensure they receive the best solution. If they make a request on the website, a team member will contact them and establish a direct relationship. The customer will then have the same point of contact throughout the entire process, supporting them from development to implementation.”
Currently, Bülte Plastics works with numerous distributors, but in the coming years it is working to establish more links with end customers as well as this existing distribution network. If you would like to find out more information on everything Bülte Plastics can offer, get in touch using the contact details below.