We are manufacturers of bespoke vacuum thermoformed packaging based in Paignton, Devon, and as a mid-sized company, we believe we can offer you all of the advantages of a large manufacturer whilst still giving you the personal service and flexibility you would expect from an established privately owned business.
We can offer an exceptionally fast turnaround for your products, and we can take you from your concept, through prototyping, and to receipt of your first order in under a month. The key to this is keeping development in-house, and our experienced designers will talk to you directly to create your tooling on the schedule that you need.
The other advantage we can offer by keeping our development in-house is the savings we can give you. Because we don’t have to pay middlemen to develop your tool we can offer them at a much more realistic cost.
We think you can see the culture of our company in every stage of production, and our commitment to working ethically and recycling cleanly.
Our office team will always be available for you and will work to help you with everything from delivery queries to unforeseen orders that you need in a rush. Our designers will accept nothing less than the perfect product for your needs, whether that means achieving a specific tolerance, plastic weight or aesthetic, they will be able to support you and demonstrate your options with prototypes. Our factory staff are dedicated to ensuring consistent quality in every product, both by carefully checking the plastics that are used, calibrating the machines to run at the tightest tolerances and most optimal temperatures, and performing a thorough QC check on every product that leaves the factory.
Work With Our In-House Design Team
We understand that every project has different requirements, and by working directly with our designers to make your prototype we are sure that the product you receive will be exactly what you need.
See your ideas turned into designs, from which your tool will be made in our CAD workshop by our machinists. Performing this service ourselves allows us to reduce tooling costs for smaller minimum orders and faster lead times.
We know that the smallest fault can be the difference between packaging fitting your manufacturing jigs and packaging, or not. And as specialists in short and technical production runs our tooling and packaging is produced to market-leading tolerances.
Initiating a new project and the need to safely package your idea and bring it to market is where we have helped and continue to assist many start-ups. Our aim is to offer a solution that is low cost, fast and flexible and produce quantities that can be both very small and large. We get a lot of pleasure from supporting entrepreneurs in their new ventures.
Providing samples quickly
We are Vacforms thermoformers who within a week will offer you possible options from our available stock tooling library or your very own bespoke design. Computer-aided design within days and with samples available for your approval to move your project swiftly.
Low volume for product development
We support many of our clients both, new to market as well as established brands but with new product development launches requiring less than 1000 initial pieces. It is within our remit to give new concepts or low-volume / high-value developments support throughout.
Quick lead time
Many of our clients have grown with us over many years and it is always a joy to see them flourish. Once approved your order can be available following only a three-week lead time. We have our own toolmaking facility and therefore bespoke tooling is made in-house at a very low cost.
Our materials used in vacform thermoforming are 100% recyclable and indeed already contain a high recycled content. Our materials available include rPET, ocean reclaimed recoup PET (POP), Polypropylene PP, High Impact Polystyrene HIPs etc. We are environmentally conscious and aim for zero landfill both from the recyclability of our products and our factory operations.
We have the right thermoformed packaging for you
We operate across all markets from quality-approved food and pharmaceutical, to craft gifts, engineering, high-value transit etc. Our vacuum-formed product range has uses in distribution, factory moulds, on-shelf display etc.
Let us start talking about your ideas, and specific product requirements to help you on your journey.
Using an off the shelf solution can be a great way to avoid tooling costs, and with 30 years of experience behind us, we have accumulated an extensive tool library of generic tools.