About Us

At TrakRap, we’re passionate about reducing the cost and carbon footprint of ‘end of line’ packaging for manufacturers that supply the major food retailers. Traditional methods such as box tapers or shrink wrappers consume vast amounts of corrugate, plastic, or energy – often all 3  – and don’t have the flexibility to meet the ever-changing needs of UK retailers packaging strategies going forward.

We’re proud to be helping companies across the UK transform their secondary packaging solutions. At the heart of this transformation is the TrakRap machine, a fully digital, connected, industry 4.0 platform that can handle up to 90% of existing SKUs and pack formats.

We started TrakRap to change the game of secondary packaging. Our unique consultative led approach means we work with you, not only to lower your costs, but to reduce the amount of material and energy consumed. Our unique GreenRap provides the first closed loop recycling system and is testament to our commitment to sustainability and lowering greenhouse gases.

Initially founded in 1989 as a R&D company in Lancashire, TrakRap has recently won a major investment from Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) and is regarded as one of the most dynamic and forward-looking packaging businesses in the UK today. We lead the secondary packaging market into new territories, employing a dedicated team of mechanical, electronic and software engineers with a world-class commercial team.

“TrakRap’s innovative cold wrap technology and its specially designed stretch film has enabled us to reduce plastic usage by an incredible 32 tonnes since 2014.”

 

Operations Manager – a mid-size pharmaceutical company

“Since installing the first TrakRap Machine at our dairy, elimination of heat has allowed us to significantly reduce energy usage which is good news for us and the environment, as is the System’s ability to significantly reduce plastic usage.”

 

Owner – Regional Dairy Company

“By using an environmentally friendly stretch film instead of shrink wrap to package our products we have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1,000 tonnes and reduced energy usage by around 462,000 kWh every year.”

 

Operations Director – Major FMCG Manufacturer

“It’s great to know we have the flexibility with the growth of our business. We’ve completely eliminated corrugate from the packaging process, which has dramatically reduced our materials usage.”

 

Assistant Site Manager – Major Dairy Manufacturer.

Why TrakRap?

TrakRap is much more than just a machine, it’s a one stop shop to transform your end of line packaging. Our unique consultative approach means we work with your team to understand the challenges you face as well as your existing pack costs, line efficiencies and environmental impact. Our experience in change management can also assist you greatly because we don’t only offer solutions, we are also experts in turning these solutions into reality on the production line and delivering cash in your pocket.

So whether it’s reducing the cost or carbon footprint of your packaging materials, increasing line speed, efficiency or flexibility, reducing labour or providing a closed loop sustainable packaging system to the supermarkets, we have the solution.

Lowest Cost of Ownership – No Capex

The TrakRap System is fully supported by Siemens Financial Services and is priced on a ‘pence per case produced’ basis with no capital outlay.

Significant Benefits to Retailers

TrakRap packs provide reduced costs of merchandising in-store with easy open packs and remove the need for knives or case cutters.

Industry 4.0 & IoT Ready

The latest digital technology, developed by Siemens, feeds real-time operational data to MindSphere, the IoT (Internet of Things) platform developed by Siemens.

Improved Overall Equipment Efficiency

90% of all packaged products can be packed with the TrakRap System and with a simple press of a button changeovers can be made from one pack to another easily.

Maintenance & Support Included

 

All of our machines are fully supported with onsite maintenance, parts, call-outs and servicing at no extra cost. As volumes grow, machines will be upgraded or replaced as required.

Reduced End-of-Line Packaging Costs

By removing up to 70% of plastics, 40% of corrugate and 90% of power the TrakRap System can offer a cheaper solution to your business.

Our Awards

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Technology Partner

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 commitment to investment in superior engineering and technology.

Financial Partner

Siemens Financial Services (SFS) is an international provider of business-to-business financial solutions. SFS has developed an innovative financial product tailored to the TrakRap business model.

Our People

Martin Leeming

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.

David Robinson

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.

Colin Coules

Head of Packaging

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

Simon Burrow

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.

Steve Crane

Business Development Manager

Steve has held engineering and sales roles at companies in the packaging industry for more than 30 years. He joins us from packaging machinery manufacturer, Adpak, where he spent 20 years as the companies Area Sales Manager, maintain successful relationships with some the UK’s biggest brands, including Asda-George and Superdry.

Graham Fox

Business Development Manager

Graham has more than 23 years’ experience across a wide variety of roles in the packaging industry and was most recently employed as Sales Manager for shrink-wrap specialist Marden Edwards Shrink-wrap, a role he held for almost six years.

Lynne Wells

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.

Alan Read

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.

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