Aetna Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of industrial wrapping machines, came to the attention of A1 Towbars in 2014 after its management team made the decision to implement a significant upgrade to the company’s packaging system. The Sheffield-based company manufactures an extensive range of high quality vehicle towbars.
The company was purchased in 2006 by the present management team headed by Chief Executive Mark Terry, and has its manufacturing base in Sheffield, with offices in Cambridge and Jersey. Its 35 employees …
Winner: Aetna Group UK
The combination of investment in a brand new testing facility in Italy and its latest stretch wrapping technology means Aetna is achieving the optimum stable transit pack while using thinner, cheaper and even damaged materials for its customers in the drinks trade. The judges also praised the fact that ‘it enables customers to use correct wrapping, not just more wrapping, to deliver undamaged goods – a no waste option’.
Since March 2011 when Martin Thornton acquired the assets of the old Villa soft drinks business in Sunderland and renamed the company Contract Bottling Ltd the business, with a completely new team of directors and senior managers, has never looked back. Most companies in the drinks industry have had a couple of good years, but a 178% increase in production output is no mean feat in itself.
In 2012, CBL acquired one line from Silver Spring in Folkestone, Kent along with …
In recent weeks there has been some debate on the pros and cons of the cost of wrapping pallets from the point of view of just paying a cost per pallet rental type scheme, which seems to be anything from 70p to £2 per pallet, versus 34p to 48p when owning your own pallet stretch wrapper either by buying the machine outright of purchasing it with the help of a finance house. Owning your own machine of course allows you …
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Last April 18th Aetna Group played a prominent role in Berlin’s Stretch & Shrink Film 2013, the sector’s leading conference.
Managing Director Enrico Aureli presented the sector’s innovative vision. “To date – explained Enrico Aureli – our machines were seen as the tail end of the production line while they are really at the head of logistics. Each year companies throughout the world lose tens of billions in value because their products reach the market ruined or decayed by often long …
Thomas Hardy Brewing and Packaging have been one of the leading contract packers of beers, ciders, soft drinks and FABs for many years, offering brewing, blending and contract filling for many leading household brands that are available on the shelves of the major retailers and pub chains.
The Kendal plant currently packs around 150 SKU’s, filling over 40 different bottle sizes. With demand from customers for still further packaging flexibility, the decision was made to upgrade the end of line solution …
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