Essentra Components: Uniquely combining the expertise and flexibility of a manufacturer with the service and range of a distributor
Essentra Components are a global market leader in plastic injection moulded, vinyl dip moulded and metal components. We have a history of over 65 years, producing essential components across a huge range of industries and applications.
Making it easier for our customers is our top priority. That's why we operate internationally in 29 countries across 4 continents. With every order, we offer a hassle-free experience through our 14 manufacturing facilities, 34 distribution centres and 40 sales and service locations.
We have over 45,000 standard parts and one of the world’s most extensive product offerings, all available for immediate dispatch and fast delivery.
Our product range features caps and plugs, wire and cable management, flange protection, knobs, handles and grips, access hardware, PCB and electronics hardware.
If you’re designing a prototype, we offer free samples and CADs of our standard parts. For your bespoke projects, we can create and manufacture solutions built for your needs, including prototyping and 3D Printing.
Why Essentra Components?
We have been demonstrating our expertise as a manufacturer for over 65 years.
Our components are found in almost any industrial application. In fact, we solve the challenges of customers every day in industries such as equipment manufacturing, automotive, industrial electronics, fabrication, medical devices, renewable energy, production machinery, construction and agriculture. In addition, we are able to support many emerging industries with our vast product range.
We uniquely combine the expertise and flexibility of a manufacturer with the service and range of a distributor. This means we are able to support your project with whatever you need, when you need it.
Making it hassle free for you
We pride ourselves on our hassle-free end-to-end service. Providing solutions to our customers is at the heart of everything we do.
At Essentra Components, our highly skilled customer teams work hard to make it easier for you to find the right components for your project.
History in the making at Essentra Components
We’ve been manufacturing for a long time. The journey of the Essentra Components’ parts started in 1955 in Kidlington, Oxfordshire.
Since then, we’ve continued to grow our plastic injection moulded capabilities and expertise. Now found in 29 countries, we constantly look to expand our manufacturing knowledge, plastic injection moulding capabilities and customer reach. Rebranded as Essentra Components in 2013, we are proving our expertise and heritage of quality with every single part we manufacture and distribute to our customers across 4 continents.
Historically we’ve grown up through acquisition and organic growth. We continue to demonstrate a strong competitive position in the various international markets within which we operate.
We have made significant investments in new global production and service capabilities in countries such as Malaysia, Australia, Costa Rica, Mexico and the US. This ensures that we can supply our customers wherever they are in the world.
Here’s our milestones and history of Essentra Components:
Acquisition of Innovative Components
Acquisition of Innovative Components Inc., headquartered in Chicago, US, Innovative Components is one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of knobs, pins and handles in North America for a broad range of end-markets.
Acquisition of Hertila
Acquisition of Hertila, a leading manufacturer of plastic components. The acquisition expands the Components division’s product range and adds manufacturing capacity in Scandinavia.
Acquisition of Micro Plastics
Acquisition of Micro Plastics, based in Arkansas, US, a leading manufacturer and distributor of nylon fasteners and other plastic components for a wide range of industrial end-markets - including general industrial, automotive and white goods.
Acquisition of Specialty Plastics
Acquisition of Specialty Plastics, based in Australia, a leading distributor of plastic protection and finishing products, hardware and specialist masking solutions.
Acquisition of Abric
Acquisition of the operating subsidiaries of Abric Berhad, based in Malaysia, a global leading manufacturer and distributor of security sealing products and solutions for use in a diverse range of growing end-markets.
Acquisition of Kelvindale
Acquisition of Kelvindale Products Pty Ltd, based in Australia, a leading manufacturer and distributor of an extensive range of plastic protection and finishing products.
Acquisition of Mesan
Acquisition of Mesan Kilit A.S., the leading Turkish manufacturer and distributor of a range of locks, hinges, latches and hardware accessories for use in a wide variety of attractive growth end-markets.
Acquisition of Ulinco Components AB
Acquisition of Ulinco Components AB, based in Sweden, a leading distributor of plastic protection and finishing products, hardware and specialist masking solutions in the Nordic region.
Acquisition of Richco
Acquisition of Richco, Inc, based in Chicago, a leading international designer, manufacturer and distributor of engineered plastic and elastomeric solutions for fastening and cable management applications.
Acquisition of Reid Supply
Acquisition of Reid Supply, based in Muskegon, Michigan, a leading distributor of standard industrial components to a vast range of markets and customers via catalogues.
Acquisition of Skiffy
Acquisition of the Skiffy Group, based in the Netherlands, which provides expertise in the manufacture and supply of small nylon parts for protection and finishing applications.
Formation of Moss Plastic Parts
Formation of Moss Plastic Parts, Moss manufactures and distributes protection and finishing products for a wide range of industries and applications.
Our Components Offering
Our business manufactures and distributes one of the world's most extensive ranges of component solutions for protection and finishing purposes which are used in a wide variety of applications and industries. The full range of Essentra Components Products is available locally to you, our customer.
Our offering includes:
- Access Hardware
- Adhesives, Sealants, and Tapes
- Bearings and Power Transmission
- Caps and Plugs
- Clamps and Workholding
- Cutting and Machining
- Feet, Castors, and Glides
- Fibre, Wire, and Cable Management
- Flange Protection
- Furniture, Retail Display, and Wipes
- Knobs, Handles, and Grips
- Packaging and Material Handling
- PCB and Electronics Hardware
- Pneumatics and Hydraulics
- Tamper Evident and Security Seals
- Tooling and Positioning Components
In addition to our standard ranges, our manufacturing experience enables us to develop solutions to solve specific customer requirements where a standard product is not available.
Our goal is to be a “one stop shop” solution in high volume, small, essential products for a wide range of industries including as equipment manufacturing, automotive, fabrication, electronics and construction. This is supported by local offices and distribution centres across Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
With over 100,000 standard catalogue parts available for immediate dispatch, Essentra Components is well positioned to leverage its extensive geographic distribution capacity, using its efficient sourcing and manufacturing operations and sophisticated IT platforms, to respond to the requirements of an international customer base.