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Modular manufacturing delivers real benefits

Borough has been associated with the automotive industry for more than 50 years and despite our best efforts to extend our injection moulding and chrome plating of plastic into other sectors, it remains central to our continued success. The industry over time has...

Building cars live – a polished performance

Traditionally the only time British car production facilities turned up on our TV screens, was to see massed pickets preventing workers from gaining access. So it was with great surprise and expectation that I sat down to absorb the BBC's new offering, Building Cars...

Shop floor questions find the right answers

Borough has always been an open and transparent business when dealing with clients. We have offered lots of advice over the years to help injection moulding firms, design moulds exclusively for part to be chrome plated, much of which is detailed in this piece from...

Luxury still looks to chrome

Luxury still looks to chrome

Borough has been chrome plating plastic components for the automotive industry for more than 30 years. Admittedly a fact likely to shade our judgement, but it is gratifying to see that one of the world's newest and most luxurious cars still sports a lot of chrome,...

Advanced engineering – a show or description of Borough?

Last year's Advanced Engineering Show at the NEC in November proved such a success, we agreed to exhibit again this year. The show brings together the ultimate in engineering, across a range of industries including Aero Engineering, Composites Engineering, Performance...

What a difference colour makes to chrome

What a difference colour makes to chrome

Although as a business we are inextricably linked to the automotive world, it still seems remarkable what a difference the change in colour of a car can make to the assumptions we make about it. Looking at all the vehicles we injection mould and chrome plate plastic...

The view from the supply chain

Sometimes when you are a component manufacturer like Borough, supplying chrome-plated parts for a wide variety of cars built in the UK, it's easy to concentrate on what we do and forget the important part we play in the overall success of the industry. This brought...

Satin chrome for areas of the car most, er… sat in

Following on from my last posting, when I highlighted our article in chrome plating plastic components, for readers of Injection World, I've had a few comments regarding the difference between the traditional bright chrome and the growing ever more popular satin...

On reflection: chrome still shines for top marques

As a business, Borough has been involved with producing parts for many iconic cars over our more than 50 years of production, but seeing the BMW Mini top the supermini category in the Sunday Times' Top 100 Cars 2014 list still makes us happy. After so many competitors...

Chrome plating – the borough way

Although we have a world-leading reputation for chrome-plating plastic components for the automotive, white goods and telecommunications industries, we started life as a chrome plater of all things metal. We often get approached to chrome plate old metal components,...