Mailway Adds Flow Wrapping Services

Saturday 1 August 2009

Mailway Packaging Solutions has completed the acquisition of Perpack Limited – a Wakefield company that boasts market leading flow-wrapping services.

Perpack is the UK leader in supplying flow-wraps in perforated bandoliers for dispensing into bagging and cartoning lines at high speeds. Working primarily in the print and 3-D premium markets, the company has a capacity in excess of 300,000,000 units per annum and its flow-wrapping service incorporates auto-feeding, batch counting and collating in-line.

The company also offers vertical form, fill and seal standard and quad bagging with multi-head weighing. This allows for accurate filling from 10g to 2.5kg of loose, solid products such as confectionary, dried fruit, biscuits and pet food.

Mailway’s chief executive officer, Richard Bramma said: “Our aim is to offer the broadest possible range of packaging capabilities and Perpack’s areas of expertise are ideal additions to our current offering.”

Mailway will also utilise Perpack’s expertise to enable it to bring its three existing sites up to BRC Food Grade A standard – an industry requirement for food filling operations.

Mailway’s managing director, Tim Lees, added: “As well as expanding the scope of our service, this acquisition provides us with the opportunity to sell-in our current services to Perpack’s impressive customer base of major UK and European blue chip companies. This is of great importance as many of them are in the food market, which we see as a major growth area with massive opportunities to expand our business.”