British Polythene Industries Plc. (BPI) Gelpack Excelsior Plastics Division, England.
The scope of the project involved the valuation, procurement, and sale of a series of FAS 500mm and 800mm Bag-on-roll retail product manufacturing systems (In and out-of-line production)
Other assignments included assessment, planning and implementation of a JIT production system, Product trials, Machinery specification safety compliance verification, implementation of Lean Manufacturing processes, In and out of line production trials, Equipment sourcing, Installation and Commissioning, as well as Production and plant facility integration.
Formed in 1962 in Hereford, England, Gelpack was formerly known as Excelsior Plastics.
In 1988, Gelpack acquired Gelplas Ltd to create one of the largest privately owned flexible packaging manufacturers in the UK, with an annual capacity in excess of 24,000 tons, Gelpack’s primary focus centered on the development and production of high-performance thin gauge films and the flexibility to meet short production run orders.
Gelplas was later acquired by the UK’s largest flexible packaging producer, British Polythene Industries PLC, which in turn was acquired by UK based RPC in 2016 for £261m. Pim Vervaat, chief executive of RPC, said “the deal represented a compelling strategic opportunity for RPC to enter the European polythene films market through an established platform”
BPI chairman Cameron McLatchie, stated “BPI’s business would benefit from the ability of a larger group to expand its footprint in Europe and beyond” BLP members have worked closely with Cameron and his technical teams to buy, sell and install some of the most advanced flexible packaging machinery systems in the World.