Marpak Extrusions, a Leeds-based polythene extrusion and conversion company, has launched a sister company, Talos Packaging Systems, which it describes as a full service, end-of-line packaging solutions provider.
Marpak says the new venture will allow Talos to act as a turnkey business, providing manufacturers with a range of services for their end-of-line packaging requirements in the UK and Europe.
From sourcing machine parts and refurbishing used equipment to full project management relating to the commissioning of new industrial plants, Marpak says Talos can support a range of needs including transport simulation, shrink, stretch-hood machines, plant relocation and installation.
“Talos Packaging Systems was founded due to ongoing services we have been providing through Marpak for some time,” said Managing Director, Jamie Gibson. “It’s a natural progression from the supply of film. We have long term relationships with leading manufacturers and customers who require end-of-line machinery and equipment. It was just a matter of time before we decided to match these elements together and establish the service as a stand-alone business.”
Talos is the UK agent for both Manuli Packaging, a producer of high performance stretch film, and the Aetna Group, a world leader in machine and equipment manufacturing. In addition to these partnerships, Talos has teamed up with specialist finance provider, NGI Finance to offer customers finance options specific to the needs of industrial companies.
“Talos has all the expertise to see through any project from inception to installation. Our 30 years in the industry through Marpak means we have experienced project managers, electrical and mechanical engineers and a strong network within Europe and the UK to undertake small and large-scale operations. With a number of projects completed now, we have got off to a great start and we are very excited to developing Talos further with more manufacturing brands approaching us regularly,” concluded Gibson.