About us

For over 60 years Ipswich Plastics have enjoyed continuing success and are one of the leading specialist suppliers of decorative laminates, boards, industrial plastics and hand & power tools.

The company is proud to have remained in family ownership since 1949 when my father, the late Mr. Frank Finch set up in business in Fore Street, Ipswich as a joiner and shop fitter. At that time plastic laminates were a new development being used mainly as surface facings in shopfitting.

In the 1950's it soon became popular to use laminates for other applications and as a result the shopfitting operation was phased out to allow the trade and wholesale side of the business to develop. The company was then appointed distributor for Formica and Warerite decorative laminates.

Ipswich Plastics vehicles

During the 60's business continued to expand. The joinery side was discontinued to accommodate the increase in demand for our workshop facilities, which included a cut-to-size service for laminates and boards, flat bonding and fabrication of worktops.

The early 70's saw the company move into larger premises in Cavendish Street, Ipswich and Ipswich Plastics became a 'Limited' company. A steady increase in business throughout the 80's resulted in further expansion - two additional warehouses, more staff and more delivery vehicles.

Ipswich Plastics premises

Then, in order to continue the quality of service and reliability offered to our customers, it became imperative to acquire even larger premises and in 1987 the company moved to its present freehold purpose-built site on the Ransomes Park Industrial Estate. We now have extensive warehouse and workshop facilities, modern offices and an up-to-the-minute showroom. Known as Foxtail House we are alongside the A14 trunk road giving easy access to customers choosing to visit us and to our own fleet of delivery vehicles that covers the whole of East Anglia and surrounding areas.

We have developed a Fair Trade Policy to ensure that our customers know exactly what they can expect from us and how they can get the best from our range of services.

David Finch
Ipswich Plastics premises at Ransomes Park
Axiom
Blum
Bosch
Bristan taps and sinks
Bushboard
Carron Phoenix
Formica, Corian, Prima
Gedore
Hafele Hardware
Hettich
Kronospan boards
Makita Tools
Ryobi Tools
Stabila
Stanley Tools
Stylam
Tensor
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Axiom
Blum
Bosch
Bristan taps and sinks
Bushboard
Carron Phoenix
Formica, Corian, Prima
Gedore
Hafele Hardware
Hettich
Kronospan boards
Makita Tools
Ryobi Tools
Stabila
Stanley Tools
Stylam
Tectonics
Tensor
Trend