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Francis Ward is part of the Rotational Moulding Group Limited which is one of the leading companies in the field of Rotational Moulding in the UK and Europe.

The Group operates from three sites in the North of England providing custom moulding services to a wide variety of industry sectors including construction, offshore buoyancy, water treatment, agricultural, toys, playground equipment, street furniture, traffic management, sewage treatment, medical and hygiene to name just a few. The Group is able to offer a complete service from 3D CAD design through to tooling project management.

If you are currently having a product made using another plastic moulding process, or are thinking of designing a new plastic product and are looking for a cost-effective solution, then please contact us. You are under no obligation, and our knowledgeable technical staff will be able to advise you on its suitability for rotational moulding.


History of Francis Ward

Francis Ward has been a supplier of reusable containers for more than half a century.

The Company started supplying glass carboys for chemical distribution and moved to blow moulded plastic containers in the 1960’s.

In 1971 the adoption of the rotational moulding process enabled Francis Ward to produce the world’s first plastic free-standing carboy, the ‘Wardrum’.

In 1987 Francis Ward introduced a unique double walled drum the ‘Warboy’ to meet increasing safety requirements. This award winning design is still produced today with more than 1 million ‘Warboys’ manufactured to date.

In 2003 Francis Ward acquired Bison IBC Systems Limited. The extensive Bison range of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) was added to the drum range creating the widest choice of reusable containers available in the UK.

In 2015 Francis Ward became the packaging division of the Rotational Mouldings Group Ltd, a Group with more than 40 years of rotational moulding experience operating from 3 manufacturing sites in the UK.