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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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 Ltd have been awarded the Highly Commended Runner Up in the UK SME’s Business Culture Awards 2017. The Business Culture Awards gives forward-thinking organisations a way to celebrate work which sets up their employees to succeed – recognising how their people’s employment experience is fundamental to business performance.   In a highly competitive category representing the UK’s SMEs Charpak collected the Runners Up, Highly Commended national...

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In support of Charpak's growth a new Illig RD53d arrived in September 2017.  This additional investment augments Charpak's ability to provide its client industry-leading turnaround times from initial concept designs, prototypes, tooling and to production - within 29 days.   Charpak's thermoforming capabilities to produce increasingly complex and innovative rigid plastic packaging are sector leading. Technical Director, Gary Smith is delighted with this new investment saying: [qodef_blockquote text="A...

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Product Designers   Charpak welcomes Sam Eggins as Junior Design Engineer. Sam’s experience in industrial and interaction design spans the full concept creation through to manufacturing new products for a plethora of global brands in the airline, travel and electronics industries. Prior to achieving his BA in Industrial Design and Technology Sam had already gained dynamic experience working in Central London and Amsterdam product design studios.   Sam’s technical...

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