Justin Kempson Charpak

Highlighting to over 100 delegates the increasing importance of designing sustainability into packaging as a core part of the new product development process Justin Kempson, Charpak Sales & Innovation Director, was speaking at the Consumer Driven Packaging Trends and Innovations Conference at the Museum of London Docklands on 10th October 2018.   Recognising the global environmental challenge in which everyone has a part to play Justin Kempson...

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Sustainable solutions to the the plastic packaging problem

Plastics touch modern life on a daily basis, and as a modern material it has transformed the lives of many.  With both the advantages and disadvantages of plastics widely reported in the media, the global plastics pollution problem is continuing to grow and systematic solutions must be addressed by industry and consumers, and responsible action taken.   At Charpak we believe sustainable and recyclable plastics have a...

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Recycle rPET plastic packaging

An easy way to increase plastics recycling rates in the UK is simple On Pack Recycling Labels.  And for retailers and manufacturers to add the plastic resin codes onto all plastic packaging in addition to the OPRL guidelines.  One of the biggest barriers for consumers, author included, is when there's no plastics packaging symbol, or clear on pack recycling labels.  With over 380 local authority...

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Niall Johanson automotive business development manager

Charpak is pleased to welcome Niall Johanson to head up its burgeoning business in the automotive sector and within complex manufacturing supply chains.   Niall’s vast experience is well known in the industry from Formula One and throughout general automotive.  Niall’s 2 decades of expertise comes from working for and alongside Peugeot-Citroen, Renault and others, especially within high-performance engineering, Formula One and World Rally.   Niall’s enthusiasm for clever...

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Charpak Family Fun Day

The sun shone down on Charpak employees, their families and dogs at the annual Family Fun Day at Hinchingbrooke Countryside Park, Huntingdon on Saturday 4th August.   As a family run business,  the Directors are keen to reward employees for their dedication and hard work with fun and festivities.  Hosting the Family Fun Day the well equipped Countryside Centre catered for hungry mouths, and Face Painting for...

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Chris Bowmen receives his Advanced Level Apprentice Award from Charpak Managing Director, Paul Smith

Charpak Managing Director, Paul Smith, presented Christopher Bowmen with his Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacturing (Engineering Maintenance) Certificate in the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies on Friday 10th August 2018 at the Employee of the Month presentation in front of over 100 employees, showing the company’s appreciation of the hard work he has put in.   Dedicated as ever Christopher came straight off the production floor to...

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Developing high performance employees

Developing High Performance Employees   Learning and Developing (L&D), often called Training and Development, forms part of an organisation's talent management strategy and is designed to align the company, individual's goals and performance. Charpak L&D encompasses 3 main aspects; training, education and development and is overseen by the HR Manager.  Charpak is committed to investing in its people and endorsed by Managing Director, Paul Smith, who defines...

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New Kiefel KMD78 machine in warehouse ready for production

Charpak’s latest purchase of its new Kiefel KMD78 thermoforming machine is part of the company’s 5 year multi-million development programme.  This latest new equipment is in addition to the capital expenditure in 2 new Illig RD53D machines in the first six months of this year.   The Company’s strategic 5 year investment plan is well underway, with delivery of the third new Kiefel KMD78 thermoforming machine, which...

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The UK Packaging Awards 2018 Finalist

Charpak Limited are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for the prestigious Packaging News UK Packaging Awards in the SME of The Year category.   Against a backdrop of the demonisation of plastics, and single use plastics in particular, we are proud to be at the forefront of driving sustainability within the packaging industry and are working with a number of partners to create the Cambridgeshire...

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