COBA Plastics Ltd
COBA Plastics Ltd are a Made in the Midlands Gold Member
COBA Plastics, headquartered in Leicestershire in the UK, is the specialist thermoplastic extrusion manufacturing business within the COBA International Group of companies that are located across Europe, South Africa and Asia. We started from small beginnings in Coventry back in 1966 but the COBA Group now employs over 700 people.
COBA Plastics has a long and successful heritage within the world of plastic extrusion manufacturing, primarily supplying the automotive industry with premium interior and exterior components. These range from standard extruded profiles to complex moulded components supported by a range of down line processes that deliver many value added benefits to our customers.
Our success as a trusted design partner and supplier in this field has garnered global recognition for COBA Plastics. It is not just about Automotive.
COBA Plastics also supplies other industries. We work with a wide range of materials across multiple sectors. Our skilled and motivated people, our world class facilities and our state-of-the-art technologies are pivotal to our success.
More than just Quality.
COBA understands the key objectives in providing a total quality service to our Customers. We grow with our Customers and we accept the ongoing challenges of the various markets into which we supply. Quality at attractive prices is pivotal to the success of our Customers in a competitive market, thus quality is a central guideline for our customer orientation.
Our philosophy is to align all activities with our Customers and their requirements. Close contact with the Customer has a decisive influence in the development of a convincing product that corresponds to functional requirements, while at the same time remains within the cost target.
Quality at COBA is substantially more than just faultless product. Quality means that processes run efficiently and smoothly throughout all areas of our business.
COBA Plastics has extensive experience in the automotive seating industry and is the globally trusted partner for many new automotive seating projects. We offer one of the largest ranges of automotive trim retainers, in both standard and bespoke profile designs using the latest precision technologies.
These include the innovative COBAflex family of retainers (profiles with non-woven fleece) used to firmly attach the seat cover to the underside of the car seat.
As well as retainers, we also produce quality Tie Down (with fleece) solutions to support automotive seating manufacturers’ functional and aesthetic objectives. COBA brings added value by offering a range of Tie Down finishing and fastening options to support the seating assembly process for efficiency and cost-reduction benefits.
Our moulding capabilities mean we can offer both injection and over moulded parts for automotive seat gap fillers.
As a Tier 1 and OEM supplier, our project management teams work closely with our automotive customers developing and manufacturing effective solutions that fulfil the requirements of each specific application.
We design and manufacture innovative technical components that support both weight reduction and cost reduction initiatives, and use multiple materials for functionality and performance benefits. Our products replace metal carriers with recyclable plastic designs.
We produce and supply a range of technical gaskets for Under bonnet, Glass and Roof applications designed for sealing and noise reduction, while at the same time enhancing appearance.
We are experienced in manufacturing thermoplastic solutions in a range of materials for other sectors. Some examples of this include tubing for medical applications, industrial profiles as well as rigid plastic cores used in the packaging, food, silage and adhesive tapes industries.
Our continued investment in the latest technologies and our infrastructure as a whole, supported by the expertise of our people, gives us exceptional capabilities and scope to precisely meet our customers’ varied demands.
We have in-house design, engineering and manufacturing capability as well as resources for testing and analysis.
COBA Plastics has the capability to design and manufacture 100% of all tooling required for our manufacturing processes.
Processes range from single material polymer extrusion to multiple material triple extrusions with wire inclusion, flock coating, slip coating, surface preparation as well as a wide range of ‘value added’ options including punching, marking, coding and taping. Laser measurement systems are also used both in-line and off-line for precise and rapid cutting.
We have both injection moulding and over moulding equipment for both standard and complex components and finished assemblies.