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About Us

The Maxiplas Story

Maxiplas Pty Ltd (“Maxiplas”) was established in 2004 and is now a diversified and innovative plastic injection and rotational molding enterprise.

2004 to 2008: Establish an injection molding business Maxiplas predominantly was molding for the waste bin market and averaged 400,000 bins per year, over a four-year period and was the second largest producer of bins in Australia. In 2008, the injection business was purchased by Maxiplas main customer.

2007 to present: Established a Rotational molding business after a great amount of research Maxiplas embarked on the design development and implementation of its own range of water tanks and water harvesting products. Maxiplas is now the market leader in this area and has diversed into other rotational molded products to underpin its continued growth. Some of the products that we also manufacture are outdoor furniture, Kayaks, Boom sprayers for the farming sector and all the plastics requirements for the new defense Hawkie.

2010 to present: Re-entered injection molding through its own continued product development and encouragement from its customers and government support to reenter the market. Maxiplas was able to secure key contracts in the Automotive, water, waste and logistics industries. This has gone hand in hand with its own proprietary products to make a secure and diverse blend of products over several key industry groups.

The company’s key strengths are its sales focus, ability to recognize vertical integration, engineering expertise, and capability to design develop and launch new products successfully into the market place. From concept to completion whether it’s a Customer’s product or a Maxiplas product we are positioned to deliver the best in the industry.
From its inception, the mission of Maxiplas is incorporated by the following elements:

  • To produce large plastic components for the Australian and export markets
  • To develop a diversified product range through innovation and strategic partnerships
  • To utilize high speed, automated, energy efficient technology
  • To research and implement world’s best production practices
  • To implement cost effective processes with continuous improvement

This mission has been pursued through the businesses investment in R&D in robotics, systems and automation with world best practice lean manufacturing concepts.
It has also been pursued through a commitment to quality, prudential management and environmental responsibility.
Directors Bios

Paul Heitmann
Managing Director
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Paul is the founder of Maxiplas and the driver of its strategic direction and investment decisions who has demonstrated a positive track record in entrepreneurship and management of growth businesses. Through Paul’s investment in state of the art rotational molding and injection molding technology and systems, Maxiplas has grown to rapidly become a market leader in the rotational and Injection industries.
Prior to establishing Maxiplas in 2004, Paul was the General Manager of Mastec Australia and prior to that he was the operations manager at Trident Tooling Pty Ltd and has significant automotive tooling and plastic component production.

Industry experience:
1) 20 years’ engineering experience in the automotive industry.
2) 24 years in Plastic related industry.
3) Tooling Engineering & Project management of multiple projects.

Mick Peters
General Manager
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Mick commenced with Maxiplas in 2009 with a wealth of industry knowledge in Sales & Marketing and Operational Management. Mick has qualifications in Toolmaking, marketing and mechanical engineering; Mick is a leading identity in the plastics industry.
Prior to joining Maxiplas in 2009, Mick was the operations manager of Trident Plastics Victoria and prior to that the Business Development Manager for Viscount Plastics.
Mick has had many years automotive experience including tooling for new model launches for GM, Ford and Mitsubishi.

Industry experience:
1) 32 years engineering experience in the automotive industry.
2) 22 years in sales and marketing.
3) 24 years in Plastic related industries.
4) Qualified Mechanical Engineer.
5) Tooling Engineering & Project management of multiple projects.

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