Gem Plastics Ltd manufactures high performance plastic containers for general packaging solutions and niche applications in many sectors of business. Gem has a strong record in R & D activities. Gem’s current R&D focus is on new and improved products but also on process improvement. Gem has a keen interest in new materials and technologies and continually assesses these for applications within the company. Gem’s proven track record of quality products coupled with an innovative approach to customer requirements, continues to be a driver for this successful company.

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Regaskin , Cavan , Ireland

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Industry Type:
Agriculture - Aquaculture
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
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This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Gem Plastics was founded in 1988 in Cavan, lreland as a division of the lubricants distribution company Gem Oils, which was established in 1962.

Since then, Gem Plastics has developed and expanded its range of blow moulded HDPE Drums, Jerricans, associated services and customer portfolio, supplying fillers - mainly those in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage industries - throughout the British Isles, including some of the world's leading multi-national players in these sectors.

The vast majority of Gem's containers have UN packaging performance certificates, approving them for the lnternational Transport of Dangerous Goods. Additionally, they are made in conformance with ISO 9001 quality management systems, as well as a high level of GMP compliant processes and full observance of environmental welfare issues. 

Twenty five years later, Gem Plastics remains a family owned company with inherent traditional values centred on upholding the highest standards in everything it does. The business is led by an experienced management team who, along with a loyal and dedicated workforce, places customers needs at the forefront of its everyday activities. Equally, it maintains an avid R&D focus in key areas such as raw materials, processes, products and customer service.


Gem's quality management systems are accredited, and conducted fully, in compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.

They are audited annually by NSAI - The National Standards Authority of Ireland

Gem appreciates the expectations of the packaging in its chosen sectors and the significant responsibilities that go with it.

With the majority of its products UN authorised to contain dangerous substances, and marked accordingly, it is vital to ensure that they are safe, reliable and fit for purpose. As such, many additional checks have been introduced in-house over time, are now standard procedure in helping to give customers the fullest possible assurances when using Gem's containers.