Behind the scenes with the Sales Director of STV Machinery & Yizumi UK

Behind the scenes with the Sales Director of STV Machinery & Yizumi UK

We recently sat down with our very own Sales Director, Richard Perry to get the low down on what’s happening at STV Machinery.

1.     So…Rich, tell us a bit about yourself and your role at STV Machinery?

I’m officially the Sales Director here at STV, but as with most small company owners I tend to wear a number of different hats! I first started out in the industry in 2007 when I was brought in by another company to focus on used machinery sales. However, in 2008, that company unfortunately closed up and we were faced with a decision to setup on our own or call it quits. Thankfully, we decided to move our little division out and form what is now STV Machinery. We’re now a family run company with three main shareholders and each of us are very hands on to ensure we give the best possible experience of doing business with STV Machinery.

2.      What goes on behind the scenes at STV Machinery?

We do a lot from our workshop in Wellingborough that a lot of customers don’t get to see. Our in-house team of engineers are either in our workshop refurbishing equipment or doing machine commissions on customer sites. Our in-house technicians are busy with all the cosmetic aspects of machinery as well as in charge of preparing for dispatch anything that is due to go out, that might be a 400T clamp machine or a hopper loader, with everything in between. We then have our office staff in charge of making sure everything runs smoothly and well organized, as well as making sure our visitors have plenty of tea and coffee at their disposal. Visitors are welcome anytime at our workshop so we often have clients inspecting Yizumi machines in our showroom or inspecting a completed refurbished machine.

3.      STV Machinery are the exclusive UK and EIRE supplier of Yizumi Injection Moulding Machines, how has the first 18 months been?

I get asked this question a lot and it just goes to show how much of a buzz is around the industry when something new comes in. It’s been a really interesting first 18 months and we’ve seen a new name in our industry quickly gain traction and getting tongues wagging. From a sales perspective, we’ve smashed our target, thanks in no small part to the fact that the majority of Yizumi customers now have more than one machine. Something I’m very proud of as it shows our team have delivered this great machine to the UK industry very well, giving our customers the confidence to come back for more.

4.      What’s your opinion on the “Blue Planet” effect on the plastic industry?

Blue Planet and Brexit…. Alongside Yizumi, these have been two of the main points of discussion in our industry! I think the documentary has had both positive and negative implications for our industry. In my opinion, it highlighted the fact that despite the plastics industry investing huge sums of money in recycling technology, it falls on the end user to take care of how they dispose of plastic waste. When some people viewed that documentary, they turned their focus on the plastics industry in the UK which shone the spotlight on the fact that technology already exists to recycle plastics, as long as it’s taken up by the end user. I do feel the spotlight was incorrectly focused on our industry, I read the other day 9 out of 10 of the top polluting rivers (in terms of plastic waste) are outside of Europe. [] Therefore, I think this important topic needs to be highlighted in other countries around the world and not just in the UK.

5.     What are your thoughts on “Brexit” and its effect on the plastic industry?

I think it’s something that has been agreed and is going on whether we agree or not. The frustrating thing is we’d just like to know what’s going on so that we can plan accordingly. We already import and export our services and machinery all across the globe, I’m confident in our ability to adapt to the changes that are going to happen. I’d just like to know what those changes are going to be!

6.      Anything on the horizon for STV Machinery?

We’re currently working with all of our suppliers to bring new machinery models to our UK and EIRE customers. Our team is also expanding so I’m hopeful of a very interesting 2019!

7.    Will we see you at any future exhibitions?

We’ll be at Interplas in 2020 with Yizumi but there are a number of exhibitions happening across Europe in between that Yizumi are attending. I’m sure there will plenty of opportunity to see Yizumi machines at all major exhibitions.

Just for fun

1.    Your choice of Superpower? I’d like to be able to fly, it would save a lot of time by not having to sit in constant 50mph average speed zones.

2.      Are you left handed or right handed? Righty Tighty.

3.      What’s your favorite 90’s jam? Outhere brothers – Boom Boom Boom

4.      What accomplishment are you most proud of? I managed to win a go-kart race among some close friends, it’s provided years of gloating.

5.      Cake or Pie. Why not have both?

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Call: +44 (0)1933 272747

Visit Renmar and STV Machinery in Wellingborough to get everything you need for plastics

STV Machinery and Renmar Plastics Machinery are neighbours in Wellingborough and can cater for most requirements in the plastics industry.


Extrusion lines, New & refurbished moulding machines, Granulators, Shredders, Screws & barrels, nozzle tips, mould heaters, hot air dryers

desiccant dryers, conveyors, hopper loaders, central feed systems and more…


Renmar Plastics Machinery are a size reduction and ancillary specialist with several exclusive partnerships with ancillary manufacturers; AEC, Engin Plast, Virginio Nastri, Pulsotronic, Plamatic, ISVE, Maxi Melt, and the entire Amut range.  Renmar can be found at Unit 2 and often have a range of equipment in stock for inspection and immediate delivery.


STV Machinery specialise in the refurbishment of injection moulding machines from a variety of well-known manufacturers. As well as a supplier of ancillary products from Smanl, they are the UK and EIRE exclusive agent for Yizumi moulding machines. Check out their 12,000 square foot building at Units 7 & 8 to see for yourself the showroom and refurbishment process underway.


Both businesses are family run and pride themselves on successfully being able to provide excellent customer service, as well as technical knowledge from across the industry.


Save time and money, visit Sanders Close in Wellingborough, NN8 4HQ to find quality products at competitive prices.


Administrative manager – full time vacancy at STV Machinery

Due to an increase in activity, we’re looking to add an office based administrative manager to our team.  It’s a varied role to say the least, the succesful candidate will be asked to assist with;

General office responsibilities

Sales Support

Import documentation and transportation

UK transportation


Website management


Essential skills include competency in Mircosoft office suite of applications and experience in another administrative role.

Experience within the plastics industry would be extremely beneficial but not essential.  Full training of products, service and systems will be provided.

Competitive salary offered and is flexible depending upon experience and skillset.

Please contact for a complete job description and to express an interest.

STV Machinery and Adept precision collaboration

Adept Precision take refurbished route to lower start-up machinery investment

Installation of a refurbished mix of injection moulding machinery and ancillaries has given Plunkett Associates, which sourced tooling and moulding from the UK and the Far East for many years, a lower initial investment when it needed to shorten lead times on competitively priced development, short run tooling and the capability of making parts in production materials. Unable to find exactly the solution they wanted, they made the decision to expand their already established business.

More can be read on the the BP&R website –

Finance available for all machinery sold by STV Machinery

STV Machinery have worked with several finance houses in recent years and customers have been successfully able to get finance on both refurbished and new equipment.  Whether it is a refurbished 22T machine or a brand new 2700T Yizumi, it is possible that it could be financed.  We’re by no means experts in finance so we work with several finance companies and brokers to help our customers finance their purchase, just let us know that you’re considering finance.  We’d be happy to recommend a broker with experience in the equipment we sell.

We’re not affiliated with any particular lending house or broker, nor do we receive any commission for arranging a finance deal – we just try to offer some guidance if asked.

Finance examples

Anglo Scottish Finance have kindly provided us with some example finance figures for consideration;

For a Yizumi 160T machine at £42,067;

  • 10% deposit – £4,206.70 + VAT
  • Balance to finance – £37,860.30 + VAT
  • Term – 36 months
  • Longer terms / higher deposits available, for a quote please just ask
  • Indicative cost per month = £1,230 + VAT
  • Finance offered via Anglo Scottish Asset Finance –


For a Yizumi 60T machine at £31,020;

  • 10% deposit – £3,102 + VAT
  • Balance to finance – £27,918 + VAT
  • Term – 36 months
  • Longer terms / higher deposits available, for a quote please just ask
  • Indicative cost per month = £1,399 + VAT
  • Finance offered via Anglo Scottish Asset Finance –


Yizumi Opens Research Centre in Germany

Yizumi has announced it is taking advantage of the plastics expertise in Germany and opening a Research and Development Centre at the RWTH Aachen University.  It is anticipated that the centre will be up and running by March 2018.

Chief Exec, Richard Yan, says “In the long run, I trust our operation in Europe will provide more and better opportunity for domestic [Chinese] engineers’ development connecting directly with advanced European technology in this area.”  Read more here.

Yizumi holds technology conference in China

A couple of representatives from STV Machinery have recently attended a technology conference at Yizumi HQ in Shun De.  Along with seminars by top industry experts, there was also a live demonstration of several cutting edge processes and a 15th celebration dinner held in the evening.  You can read more on Yizumi’s main website at

Top 5 most wanted machines

STV Machinery have been very successfully refurbishing and selling injection moulding machinery all over the world since 1999.

In that time we have gained valuable insight into the makes and models of injection moulding machines which have the most second hand appeal to processors.

Arburg 25 – 100T with Selogica controller. 

Arburg are of course one of the top machinery manufacturers and their Selogica controller is well known and very popular. These particular machines are compact, reliable and very much in demand.

BOY Injection Moulding Machines with Procan micro-processor controller. 

BOY machines have always sold in high numbers in the UK and are renowned for having class leading footprints. The BOY 22 is one of the smallest footprint machines available for its tonne lock. View available BOY machines

Engel Injection Moulding Machines 25t – 120T.

With their tie-bar-less design, these renowned injection moulding machines are very versatile and can often accommodate jobs that would require larger machines from other manufacturers. View available Engel Machines

Krauss Maffei 100 – 250T.

Very high quality injection moulding machines and not as common on the used market as some other German manufacturers. Machines in this size range are sought after as Krauss typically offers great tie bar spacing and platen areas. The direct lock technology of Krauss Maffei machines means they have a desirable footprint for a larger tonnage machine.

Demag Ergotech Injection Moulding Machines with the NC4 controller.

The NC4 controller is easy to use and rated highly by many customers. Demag offer a very large range of machinery and a lot of customers standardise to have Demag only mould shops.

If you have any of these machines or any other makes or tonnages that no longer meet your production needs and would like to sell them, please contact us to discuss how we can help you.

Alternatively, if you are looking to purchase a refurbished injection moulding machine, no matter the manufacturer or tonnage we can help.

Engineer Vacancy!

Engineer Vacancy

We’re looking for an experienced engineer to join our ranks and help to improve our quality of service.

On June 1st STV Machinery became the UK distributor for the Yizumi range of Injection moulding machines.  This addition to our established business of supplying top quality refurbished machines means we now require an experienced field service engineer to join the existing team.  Full training on the range from 60T – 3200T will be provided at Yizumi’s headquarters in China.

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience as an injection moulding machine service engineer.  Location must be within a reasonable travelling distance from our Wellingborough (Northants) workshop as this position will also involve fault finding, testing and repairs on our German manufactured refurbished machines in-house.

Competitive salary dependent on experience, company vehicle, health care.

Interested?  For further information, please contact Karl Perry on 01933 272747 or