Contact Details
Tim Gray - Managing Director
01939 260342
Address Details
Dairi-Pak Ltd.
Platt Mill
Ruyton XI Towns

I am Owner and Managing Director of Dairi-Pak Ltd and Chairman of the SPA. I have been on the SPA Committee for 14 years, was Vice Chairman for 6 years and have held the Chair since 2010.

My sheet plant Dairi-Pak, located at Platt Mill in rural Shropshire, boasts 28,000 square feet of modern, hygienic manufacturing facility. This is complimented by 15,000 square feet of ‘Just In Time’ warehousing accredited under the BRC/IoP Global Hygiene Standard for Packaging.

The factory at Platt Mill has undergone 10 years of substantial investment resulting in continual improvement. Whilst externally the factory blends well into its tranquil, rural setting, internally the facility is state of the art. Machinery and processes have been brought right up-to date, which is verified by the accreditations awarded to Dairi-Pak namely - BRC/IoP Global Hygiene Standard for Packaging, Sheet Plant Association Five Star Accreditation, FSC, Investors In People Award and the adoption of Lean Manufacturing principles.

Flexibility and the ability to manufacture large, small and unusual boxes in any volume is still the cornerstone of Dairi-Pak’s success. Typical sheet plant equipment such as Slitter/Scorers, Slotters, Roller presses, Platen presses, manual and semi automatic gluers are well maintained and still see regular use.

Flexibility is often at the expense of machine efficiency, however, this is not the case at Dairi-Pak. In first quarter of 2006 Dairi-Pak underwent a manufacturing metamorphosis. Two new automatic case-makers were commissioned along with an automated material handling system. Each case line has the ability to manufacture 2 colour cases at speeds of between 6,000 and 12,000 an hour. The ability to manufacture cases at speed, with clear print definition and slot accuracy ensures Dairi-Pak can maintain very short lead times and very competitive prices. This paradigm shift from industrial batch production to Lean Manufacturing in a visual workplace has resulted in Dairi-Pak being one of the most efficient and productive sheet plants in the UK.

In 2009 substantial investment saw the commissioning of a new Bendazzoli in line casemaker  with Rotary Die Cutter. July 2009 saw the installation of a Maramatsu automatic flat bed diecutter and in 2012 this recent investment culminated in the installation of a brand new TCY Casemaker with RDC emphasising Dairi-Pak’s commitment to manufacturing low cost retail ready packaging. The TCY can manufacture cases at 400/min - that's 24,000 cases per hour.

Dairi-Pak’s design department utilises the very latest in CAD/CAM technology for design and sample making. The KASEMAKE Packaging Design system enables a quick response to enquiries of any nature, either from a standard library or as a unique design. Using the industry standard in design software allows Dairi-Pak to respond with efficiency and accuracy.

As part of the KASEMAKE design service, Dairi-Pak Ltd provides customers with virtual sales aids, presenting design development in various formats including 2D structural drawings, high-resolutions 3D images, 3D animated video media, high-resolution images and many other formats to suit the design solution or customer requirement.

      •28,000 sq. ft. Manufacturing Unit
      •15,000 sq. ft. Stockholding JIT Warehouse
      •BRC/IoP Hygiene Accredited facilities
      •FSC Compliance

      •Die Cutting machinery - hand fed platens, auto flatbed & rotary die cutter
      •3 case making lines and small volume big box capability
      •Diverse range of single process machinery and semi auto or manual gluing options
      •In house Ink Kitchen capable of mixing any ink match same day
      •Kasemake Design Software for structural/graphic design
      •In house Sample Table for same day samples