circular economy

Over 8 million pieces of packaging have been made from the Cambridgeshire recycled material by Charpak Ltd in the first six months.  This is following the launch of the UK’s first Localised Circular Economy at the start of 2019.   Over 200 refuse trucks of plastic waste has been collected (over 1,500 tonnes) from Cambridgeshire’s households. 199 of which have been recycled and reprocessed in the...

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UK Packaging Awards 2019 Finalist Charpak Ltd

As current UK Packaging Awards SME of the Year 2018/19, Charpak are delighted to have the opportunity to defend the title for a consecutive year, having learnt the company has been shortlisted as a Finalist in the SME of the Year 2019/20.   The Charpak drive and passion is to seek resolutions to environmental, regulatory, societal and customer needs with our proactive, agile and design-led approach to...

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Charpak Huntingdon packaging education visits

Spreading the word to help reduce plastic pollution, as part of Charpak Ltd’s community engagement initiatives the company welcomed the Essex Avenue Community Tenants and Residents Association litter picking team to their Cambridgeshire based Headquarters on Wednesday 29th May.   The dedicated group of adults and children who range from 5 years – 75 years litter pick in their local community during school holidays.  Joined by a...

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Packaging product design

On Tuesday 11th December 2018, school children and 3 teachers visited Charpak to gain an insight into creative product design and packaging.  The 12 children, aged 7-11, from Hartford Junior School, Huntingdon are studying a Product Design Level 2 apprenticeship.   As part of the apprenticeship scheme the children are encouraged to visit local companies to gain insight spending time with Charpak's team of Packaging Designers.  Charpak were...

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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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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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