Smart design, precision engineering
The Company behind the trakrap system
Providing packaging solutions that are sustainable and have a lower impact on the environment is what drives us. TRAKRAP designs and produces sustainable packaging solutions for manufacturers of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) supplying supermarkets and retailers. TRAKRAP Ltd is a privately owned company based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.
An experienced team of mechanical, electronic and software engineers with a combined experience of over 100 years in packaging engineering solutions. The unique combination of skills allows the team to provide full design, technical support, maintenance and servicing on a daily basis.
CEO – Martin is a Retail Professional who joined the business after working for Asda for 15 years, holding Director roles in Buying and Supply Chain. He led a major change programme to lower the cost of goods from source to shelf including Retail Ready Packaging and effective supply strategies.
Operations Director – David is an operations professional with a strong food industry background spanning 25 years. He has held senior operational roles at Grand Met, Jacobs and Trigon Snacks where he has led large manufacturing teams in a variety of improvement and change programmes.
Business Development Manager – Colin has worked within the Packaging industry in the UK, European and North American markets for over 35 years , holding senior management positions with DS Smith , Linpac Containers and the Smurfit Group. He has a wealth of experience in delivering innovative, cost effective packaging line and supply chain solutions, working with multinational companies, independent producers and retailers. Colin has also served on the board of many trade bodies and Industry lead bodies
Head of Engineering – Alan is an experienced engineer, having worked in all areas of materials management and handling both in the UK and abroad. His practical approach and problem solving skills, based on sound theoretical knowledge and experience has been instumental in developing machines that deliver our customers desired production benefits that are intuitive and easy to operate.
Business Support Manager – Lynne has 25 years of experience within administration, accounts and customer service positions in companies such as McCain Foods. She has established a range of admin systems and focuses on identifying proactive solutions and maintaining customer satisfaction.
Commercial Director – Simon is an FMCG professional with 30 years experience in senior commercial roles with major branded and own label food manufacturers. For the last 10 years he has led the commercial relationship with Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and Co-op for Premier Foods.
TRAKRAP is much more than a machine, it's a complete solution. We build TRAKRAP machines in a modern, food safe manufacturing unit, which operates a lean production flow to ensure that the machines are built and tested in the most cost efficient way. The unique combination of skills within the team allows us to provide design, development, installation and ongoing technical support to ensure each application provides the lowest total pack cost.
TRAKRAP's digital journey
Trakrap are on a digital journey with Siemens and Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), a partnership that has created an innovative approach to machine prototyping using a digital twin.
From partners who can deliver complete end of line secondary packaging systems or partners who can develop innovative RRP or transit pack designs, or simply partners that have a vested interest in TRAKRAP technology coming to market – we are proud to work with them.
For over 50 years Siemens have consistently advanced technological progress in automation and their automation systems are synonymous with excellence. Choosing Siemens as our Technology Partner demonstrates our committment to investment in superior engineering and technology. www.siemens.com
Siemens Financial Service (SFS) is an international provider of business-to-business financial solutions. SFS has developed an innovative financial product tailored to the TRAKRAP business model. finance.siemens.com
For over 30 years Endoline has established an enviable reputation as one of the leading international manufacturers of end-of-line packaging machines and systems. Their approach is one of collaboration, developing partnerships with like minded companies to create enhanced systems by combining complementary technologies. www.endoline.co.uk
Specialists in banding, packaging machines, packaging machinery control & automation. Jenton are working on a number of projects with TRAKRAP where together we are providing joint cost saving innovation to major food produces in the UK. The association between our two companies and others in this alliance ensure that we can offer solutions on the packaging line with full integration between our machines and machine functions. www.jenton.co.uk
Pacepacker's equipment is used by manufacturers and packers in a wide range of sectors including: bulk solids, agriculture, aggregates, chemical, as well as food and its many subsectors (secondary packed fresh produce, ready meals, dairy, bakery, confectionery etc). Working in partnership, Pacepacker and TRAKRAP offer a fully integrated complete line packing solution whatever the size case, retail tray, bag or pack style. Focused on the joint design and manufacture of efficient and versatile automated packing solutions, customers can expect to receive a single solution with fast ROI and first-class engineering support. www.pacepacker-services.co.uk
Parpak is part of the Waddington Group and is one of the UK's leading thermoformers of containers, trays and packaging products to suit many food and industrial applications. www.par-pak.co.uk
ReelVision is an exciting short run, printed folding carton supplier, with clients from pharmaceutical, health and FMCG sectors. The relationship with TRAKRAP has created a number of innovative secondary pack designs that help to deliver the perfect solutions for our clients. www.reelvisionprint.com
In Association With
Repak is a packaging compliance scheme which, since 1997, has helped it's 2000 member companies meet their legal obligation to fund the recovery and recycling of the packaging they have produced or supplied onto the Irish market. Repak have endorsed the TRAKRAP system to their members as it creates less waste from the outset. www.repak.ie