Who We Are
GEM Plastics Limited is Ireland’s leading provider of plastic blow-moulded products. Beginning our journey in Cavan in 1988 as a manufacturer of blow moulded industrial packaging products, rapid and continuous expansion has allowed us to become the substantial enterprise we are today. The company operates from a state-of-the-art 10,000 square meter facility close to Cavan Town, Ireland, producing high-performance plastic containers. These containers deliver solutions to a variety of industrial sectors including, chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, lubricant, shipping, storage and niche applications. In addition, we can provide a custom blow moulded plastic development & design service for existing customers and potential future customers. We have developed a range of highly successful specialist products through our continuous in-house R&D programmes. Our product range for general and specialist packaging solutions includes:
Key Product Ranges Closed Head Drums Open Top Drums 5L to 30L Containers
Specialist Products Mussel Float Safety Equipment Building & Leisure Products
Industries and Sectors served General Purpose Chemicals Pharmaceuticals Food Ingredients Beverage Concentrates Lubricants Marine Aquaculture Construction
Custom Containers used for Adhesives Agrochemicals Detergents Dyes & Pigments Mineral Acids Printing Inks Synthetic Resins Water Adhesives
Company Growth
The initial  focus was on producing plastic containers for core chemical and lubricant sectors, both for commercial and domestic use. As the Company grew, the product range  expanded to cater for  pharmaceutical, chemical and food & beverage customers. Research and Development projects were undertaken with customers as new products were required. With this expertise, we grew a very successful bespoke blow moulding design service to meet customer needs in expanding markets which included marine and aquaculture. GEM Plastics Limited has been successful in obtaining a number of patents including  its in-house designed Mussel Float.
What Makes us Different?
GEM Plastics Limited manufacture  high-performance blow moulded  plastic products using an advanced process . Our range of industrial plastic containers is diverse, they are high performing  and durable, which carry with it our own unique support service. We can offer our customers a turn key operation from product design, to product manufacturer and follow through with after-sales support if desired. From our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Cavan, we offer an in-house product design service which assists in product optimisation . This  allows us to incorporate branding, colours and specific design features which are exclusive to the customer’s needs. Our advanced manufacturing facilities and highly experienced workforce enable us to meet challenges and provide solutions that satisfies  our customers requirements. At the heart of our manufacturing process is our focus on the environment. We endeavour to ensure a low  environmental impact through the economical use of raw materials, waste management and  efficient transport management.
A Focus on Quality
Quality is central to the GEM Plastics Limited mission. Maintaining high quality standards is a key factor in all areas of our business practices. Our quality management systems  are certified and audited by NSAI,FSAI, BAM and SEDEX. on a regular  basis. For more, see our Quality Management Section