About Us

Fairgrieve is a leading UK compression moulding company – producing specialist parts tailored to your needs.

We carry a worldwide reputation and from our Washington HQ on Wearside, we serve clients throughout the UK and around the world.

Major companies and brands rely on our expertise. Work in partnership with us and enjoy quality mouldings at a sensible cost.

A proud heritage

Fairgrieve is the only compression moulding specialist in the entire North East of England.

Established in 1913, we are proud of our heritage and experience in the field of plastic moulding.

We are famed for being the first UK company to compression mould Bakelite phenolic materials, back in 1918.

Quality you can trust

With more than 100 years’ experience to our name, Fairgrieve boasts plastic moulding knowledge that’s second to none.

You can trust us to deliver the highest-quality injection and compression mouldings, with or without inserts.

Made from wide range of modern materials, we can produce mouldings in any size or quantity.

How we work in partnership with you

We Listen

We take the time to listen and understand your requirements - so the brief is just right first time around.

We Design

To ensure your project is a success, we use all our expertise to tailor the most appropriate moulded solution.

We Create

Choose from a wide range of modern materials - and turn your plastic moulding into a reality.

We Care

We provide after-care that's second to none. Should a problem occur, we'll resolve it fast and without fuss.

Our sectors

We work proudly alongside some of the biggest names from remarkable industries around the world.

  • Marine
  • Aviation
  • Hazardous
  • Confectionary
  • Automotive
  • Shipping
  • Mining
  • Offshore

A history of innovation

1913

Fairgrieve Mouldings Limited is formed in central Sunderland by two brothers, becoming the only compression moulding company in the North East.

1918

We became the first UK company to mould Bakelite, the first thermoset or phenolic plastic invented by Dr Leo Henrik Baekeland, after bringing it back from the US to revolutionise industry and life across Britain.

1939

To help with the War effort, the highly-significant Tool No 623 was made from steel at a cost of £9 10s 0d to a drawing supplied by C A Parsons & Co Ltd.

1999

Our former home at 200-201 High Street East in Sunderland is purchased by the North East Civic Trust because of its historical significance in the UK development of Bakelite.

2000

Washington becomes our new home after moving in to a 15,000sqft manufacturing and office facility, driving the business into the 21st Century.

2011

Storck, one of Germany’s biggest confectionary companies, chooses us to make its plastic starch trays for the production of its Werther’s Original toffees range.

2021

Fairgrieve is acquired by new owner Daniel Beaumont, the son of the former England captain Bill, who plans to invest and expand its customer base.

“Fairgrieve is the only compression moulding company in the North East - and continues to offer plastic moulding innovations.”

“We are famously known as the first UK company to compression mould Bakelite plastics - more than 100 years ago.”