News from Versatote and The CSS Group

Read news from Versatote and our parent CSS Group here.

Time-lapse of New Group Building Construction

Time-lapse of New Group Building Construction

Here's a time-lapse video showing the construction stages of our new £10M, purpose-built manufacturing facility, situated at Claylands Cross in Paignton. The new 6,000 square metre building will accommodate the 4 companies of the CSS Group, Casting Support Systems,...

CSS Group takes on a new apprentice – Ryan Easterbrook

CSS Group takes on a new apprentice – Ryan Easterbrook

The CSS Group are pleased to announce that we have a new Apprentice Toolmaker who started in September 2021.  Ryan Easterbrook will start his Level 3 Engineering course at South Devon College while following our in-house Apprentice training scheme. As the...

New Product Data Management (PDM) System

New Product Data Management (PDM) System

We’ve always got an eye on improving our performance and effectiveness to maintain the service our customers expect. Our design department has recently upgraded their CAD system with a new Product Data Management (PDM) tool, from Solid Solutions.Tightly integrated...

New Look Transport

New Look Transport

Many thanks to Evans Transport Ltd for transporting our storage products to keep our logistics and pharmaceuticals customers supplied throughout 2020 and a challenging of 2021 ahead. Barnaby Jones (one of our Design Engineers) took this picture on the first outing of...

New CSS Group Building Progress

New CSS Group Building Progress

Construction Work is progressing well on our new purpose-built facility at Claylands Business Park, Paignton (you can see it just off the crossroads near ASDA) Yesterday the two 10T overhead gantry cranes arrived on site ready to be installed. Once completed it will...

Closed Loop Recycling

Closed Loop Recycling

All of our waste manufacturing plastic (polypropylene co polymer) is now being sent to MBA polymers in Dover who are reprocessing it and supplying it back to us so we can manufacture new Tote bins. To save space on the truck and minimise fuel miles, we shrink the...

Continual Investment

Continual Investment

CSS has invested in a brand new EN450 from Romi moulding machinery as part of it's continual investment program. The machine replaces an older 440t machine but has increased distance between the tie bars and greater shot weight of 1.9kg giving us more versatility. The...

Going Big!

Going Big!

In mid-2018 Casting Support Systems installed a 1000T Negri Bossi Bi Power moulding machine to enable the range of Versatote boxes to grow not just in number but in size as well. The new machine is equipped with a Sytrama robot cell and has a shot weight of 5.5kg...

New 600T Moulding Machine

New 600T Moulding Machine

In mid-2018 Casting Support Systems installed a 1000T Negri Bossi Bi Power moulding machine to enable the range of Versatote boxes to grow not just in number but in size as well. The new machine is equipped with a Sytrama robot cell and has a shot weight of 5.5kg...

New Hurco Vertical Milling Machine Deal Secured

New Hurco Vertical Milling Machine Deal Secured

Investment Casting Systems Tooling Ltd are devoted to producing plastic injection moulds, wax pattern dies and tooling for carbon fibre parts production, mainly for the aerospace industry, which accounts for 85 per cent of turnover. MACH 2016 saw the company invest in...

CSS Take Occupancy of Additional Premises

CSS Take Occupancy of Additional Premises

Due to continued success, CSS Group have taken possession of additional premises in Paignton, situated near to their existing manufacturing facility. CSS Group consists of Casting Support Systems Ltd (CSS) and Investment Casting Systems (ICS). The existing premises...

CSS Launches 28 Litre Attached Lid Container

CSS Launches 28 Litre Attached Lid Container

Casting Support Systems have launched another attached lid container to the expanding Versatote™ range. All aspects from design of the container, design of the mould and manufacturing of both were carried out in-house. The external dimensions are 400 × 300 × 300mm...

ICS World Class Toolmaker Status

ICS World Class Toolmaker Status

Investment Casting Systems Ltd, the sister company of Casting Support Systems Ltd was recently re-classified as ‘World Class Toolmaker’ by the GTMA. “Due to the team effort within our companies to achieve this higher status, we have proven that we are a very capable...

Robotic efficiency

Robotic efficiency

January 2019 saw the installation of our latest robot for the manufacture of tote bins. The Sytrama S10 is the latest generation with fantastic payload, acceleration and deceleration properties and it now means that all of our tote box manufacturing machines are...