Our History

Charpak Ltd was founded in 1986 by brothers Gary Smith & Paul Smith. The family owned company prides itself on consistently delivering an exceptional service to existing and new clients, with over 30 years’ experience in designing and manufacturing thermoformed and vacuum formed packaging.

Our Mission

Our mission is to furnish organisations with complete packaging solutions which enhance our customers’ positioning and sustainability in their markets, driving longevity and value.


We add value to our customers by understanding their requirements and providing a comprehensive design and manufacturing service of thermoformed packaging by delivering exceptional quality products and services that solve their business’ needs, and increasing their profits.

Our Clients

Valued clients include UK retailers, brand owners, own label producers and manufacturers, automotive OEMs, Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers, medical and pharmaceutical, industrial and commercial, and contract packaging partners.  We work with exciting start-up ventures through to multi-national and global brands who are looking for technically brilliant design, responsive turnaround times and excellent service.


Our consultative and collaborative approach  guarantees a high level of service, and with over 3 decades of technical materials knowledge our BRC and ISO Certifications ensure you receive the highest quality packaging. We recommend engaging the Charpak expertise at the start of your NPD process so our technical experts can support you resolve your packaging and manufacturing challenges.

Our Values



To work as a unified, inclusive and fully collaborative team we ask all Charpak team members to work within our Charpak Charter company standards:


  • Acting with Humility: We work together and treat each other with respect
  • Operating with Care: By using our wisdom, experience and judgement to behave and operate in a sensible, practical and sustainable way
  • Dedicated to Excellence: Going the extra mile to exceed our clients’ expectations
  • Dealing honestly and demonstrating trust: Behaving in a way which maintains our relationship with clients, colleagues and suppliers
  • Treating others fairly: By treating everyone equally, we ensure that fairness runs throughout our business

As a valued member of the Charpak team all employees receive:

  • A comprehensive induction
  • Company contributory pension
  • 22 days annual holiday plus 8 bank holidays, increasing with length of service
  • An additional birthday holiday day every year
  • Profit share scheme
  • Company life and personal accident insurance
  • Employee of the Month rewards scheme

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