About us

About

Marine and Industrial Plastics (MIP) Limited is a family run business which was established in 1957 and was one of the first companies in the UK to realise the potential of Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP).

After initial enquiries at AEA Harwell, where up until then only steel glove boxes had been in use, interest was shown in a glove box that was made in chemically resistant material. This quickly led on to further orders within the nuclear industry.

The natural progression from larger glove boxes brought about our development of the modular containment system (MCS) which is now widely used in the nuclear and other industries for de-commissioning and handling hazardous materials.

We now have glove boxes and containments in every nuclear research establishment in the country and in many other related industries.

In 1987 James Bartlett joined the firm in Titchfield, Hampshire, and now continues to further the expertise and forward thinking of the company, as Managing Director. In 1994 we were pleased to achieve accreditation to BS EN ISO 9001 2008 which has further advanced our reputation within the industry.


Meet our team

Although we use the word team, we are more of a family endeavour, all working towards common goals.

A brief history about us

We've achieved many, many milestones in the last 60 years, here are a few of the highlights.
  • 2017Celebrating 60 Years of Business
    Marine & Industrial Plastics Ltd are delighted to celebrate their 60th anniversary with a launch of a brand new website.
  • 2016Third Generation of Family Joins Company
    Jim Bartlett's son Rob Bartlett joins MIP as Commercial Manager and represents the third generation in the company's history.
  • 2007New Business Premises Secured
    Marine and Industrial Plastics secures and moves to new premises located in Segensworth Business Centre, Titchfield, Hampshire.
  • 1994Awarded BS EN ISO 9001 Accreditation
    During 1994 we were pleased to achieve accreditation to BS EN ISO 9001 2008 which has further advanced our reputation within the industry.
  • 1988Future Managing Director Joins MIP Ltd
    Jim Bartlett, son in law of founder Tom Churchill, joined the company in Titchfield, Hampshire, and continues to further the expertise and forward thinking of the company, as Managing Director.
  • 1970Ministry of Defence Contract Fuels Expansion
    Company expands after successfully gaining MOD contract alongside the current nuclear side of the business.
  • 1960Significant Nuclear Contracts Gained
    Contracts are established with key nuclear facilities across the UK including Harwell and Sellafield.
  • 1957Marine & Industrial Plastics (MIP) Ltd is Established
    Image frameMarine and Industrial Plastics (MIP) Limited is established by Tom Churchill in 1957 and was one of the first companies in the UK to realise the potential of Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP).