Company History and Background

The company was founded in the early 1970s as BHP Plastic Fabrications Ltd. by Brian Henry Picking. Chris Barton joined BHP in 1998 and invested in the business. Brian retired in 2010, and his share in BHP was acquired by ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd. at which time Chris was appointed Managing Director.

The association with ERG has brought additional resources and market insights to the company, as ERG has been a long standing customer and has close relationships within many of our principal market sectors.

In recent years the company name was changed to “The Ultimate Filter Company”. However many customers and suppliers still knew the company simply as BHP, and therefore we reverted to BHP Plastics as our trading name. In 2013 the company’s registered name was formally changed to ERG (Plastic Fabrication) Ltd in recognition of the association with ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd. Nevertheless the trading name of BHP-Plastics was retained.

In 2017, following structural business changes, the company rebranded and is now called ERG Plastic Fabrication Ltd. We continue to provide the same excellent products and service to our customers under this name, yet we will not be surprised if we are occasionally still referred to as BHP given our long trading history and exemplary reputation.

2021 saw another important development in our history. After close to 50 years at the Whitebreads Farm site in Slinfold, ERG PF relocated to a brand-new, purpose-built facility at Bridge House Environmental Centre. The site houses a 1,500 m2 fabrication workshop equipped with new manufacturing equipment and an overhead crane, and a similar sized assembly area outside the workshop. ERG PF’s parent company head office, and their sales, projects and engineering design team are located at the same site providing the total team with easy communication and operating efficiencies. Now with Martin Bulman at the head as Director/General Manager, this new fabrication facility is an exciting step in ERG PF’s story.

ERG Plastic Fabrication Ltd

Carbon filters destined for the Olympic Park (dubbed Pinky and Perky)