Packaging Automation designs and makes machines used for high-speed wrapping and sealing of food, such as sandwiches, as well as meal trays and pots. The Cheshire company was set up in 1963 and is run by chairman Anthony Penn, 71, the founder’s son. Its investment in marketing and sales, including the appointment of new distributors, helped international sales grow to £2.5m in 2015. Its distributors are located as far afield as Turkey, Australia, Canada and Colombia.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank47
CompanyPackaging Automation
ActivityTray sealing equipment manufacturer
LocationKnutsford
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa56.86%
International sales £000s2,478
Total sales £000s7,663
Staff98
Founded1963
Websitewww.pal.co.uk

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