The History of Munsch & Co/PTM Limited
Munsch &Co/PTM Limited, compride of two companies, W. C. Munsch & Co. Ltd and Polymer Trade Manufacturing Limited. Munsch were formed in November 1972 by Wilfred Charles (Joe) Munsch and Terry Carless. The factory was based in Clarence Mill in Bollington, (The Happy Valley) where the business still resides. It is a perfect building for storing elastomers as the walls are about 4 feet thick. This means the building has a pretty constant, cool temperature.
With 50 years’ experience in the industrial rubber and sealing sector they have always been recognised for stocking a massive range of rubber and sponge in thicknesses from 0.5mm to 50mm and being able to supply quickly and cost effectively in many formats.
In the early days of the company, the M.O.D. were one of their biggest customers. Hoses were one of the main products.
Over the years, rubber sales overtook hose and W.C. Munsch helped themselves grow by stocking a wide range of rubber from manufacturers such as Gates, Maclellan, Hatcham and Dunlop.
In 2001 Terry’s son, Simon joined the company. Since then Munsch has undergone significant changes.
This includes new machinery and an ongoing expansion of the workforce.
Terry retired in 2002.