The specialist wet wipe and sachet manufacturer, Guardpack, are incredibly excited to announce that on November 21st, they will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary, under Managing Director, Jeremy Freedman’s ownership.
The company was founded in 1991 in Chelmsford, Essex, before Jeremy and his wife Hana bought it in 1997. Starting their journey in a 1,000 square foot unit, equipped with just two very old single sachet wet wipe machines and a (now) archaic mobile phone, they have expanded the business to cover a broad range of sectors, including cosmetic, personal hygiene, catering, and industrial.
Furthermore, Guardpack are proud of their considerable investment into sourcing plastic-free materials made from 100% naturally derived renewable fibres that biodegrade in as little as 6 months. Whilst continuing to encourage their customers to choose and develop more sustainable products, Guardpack’s aim is for all of their own-branded mywipe products to be made from biodegradable and recyclable materials by 2024.
Speaking on the investments and growth of the company, Jeremy says: “Guardpack have continued to invest £300,000 over the last 2 years with the aim of increasing productivity and quality of finished packaging on both sachet and flowpack production. We have purchased another brand-new, state-of-the-art, horizontal form fill and seal sachet machine to fill liquids from 0.5ml-50ml and wet wipes up to a size of 260mm x 240mm. As usual, we have made sure the machine processes a wide range of materials, including all the newest environmental wipes and films.”
“We have also invested heavily in our flowpack line, with new folding and conveyor equipment to double our output and improve the fold and pack consistency. This increase in productivity and machinery has meant that we have acquired another 8,000 square feet in warehousing and factory space, making a total of 20,000 square feet.”