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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Charpak member of staff

Charpak’s approach is working collaboratively with brand owners, retailers, production and manufacturing teams, Sales and Marketing Teams, Packaging Technologists, Design Engineers and Commercial Teams.  From the initial client briefing, and project scoping, through the design brief and technical consultation on reusable or recyclable materials, Charpak collaborates with your internal teams.   Charpak’s specialist team:   take your business requirements gather your technical specifications produce a thorough packaging design...

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M&S set a challenge to Charpak's imaginative product packaging designers to find a manufacturing solution to develop a beautifully crafted premium party cake.   What is now commonplace in stores started with a blue sky idea session with Charpak and M&S' packaging developers working through "We need to manufacture a “hidden centre” product on a scalable large quantity...

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Charpak’s core values are the pillars of our business:   As a family-owned business we believe we should all stand for something special.  There should be core values which we all hold dear, whatever role we have.   We have not arrived at these by chance - a significant number of our work colleagues contributed to identifying what they felt made us who we are.  We have set out...

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Hot Rod drag racing

2017 Champion Hot Rod Racers The Outlaw Anglia's Reaction Time Trophy for the best reaction time off the start line was won by OA99, Ginner Middleton.   The Reaction Time trophy was awarded to the winner with the most outstanding performance times across 3 races from the season.  Charpak were proud to provide the impressive trophy - conceptually developed, designed and manufactured in-house by Charpak.   Rachel Hamilton, Quality...

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Charpak design and manufacture rigid plastic packaging which are made from the below materials:   Clear rPET Clear rPET plastic contains a minimum of 50% PCW (post consumer waste) and up to 25% in-process waste Charpak reprocesses it's scrap back into material we purchase from our supply chain Clear rPET is widely recycled   Black rPET Contains 50% PCW and up to 25% in-process waste Charpak has a closed-loop...

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