During the 1980's Mr Tony Freemantle designed
a standard range of cartoning machinery incorporating
many new and innovative features resulting
in an unrivalled simplicity, ease of use and
The early 1980s saw the birth of the famous
Handypack carton sealer. With many hundreds
of installations throughout the world, this
machine remains a popular choice for many
smaller low throughput manufacturers.
In the early 1990s T. Freemantle Limited
redeveloped this standard range of equipment
to embrace the very latest in modern manufacturing
techniques. This redevelopment saw the introduction
of many industry firsts and began to place
the company as the market leaders in the UK.
Throughout the middle to late 1990s the company
enjoyed and continued strong growth which
triggered the move to a purpose built manufacturing
plant with fully equipped demonstration facility.
Export markets began to open up with the appointment
of a worldwide network of agents and distributors.
The company's commitment to continued development
and innovation yielded another industry first
with the launch of the Preglued Sleever. This
patented machine complemented the already
successful range of cartoning equipment and
helped the company become the UK's market
leading sleeving machinery manufacturer within
two years of its launch.
The start of this decade has seen continued
growth for the company and the launch of the
T. Freemantle Automation Ltd division specialising
in full end of line automation. The company
developed a range of innovative robotic Case
Packing machines and provides a complete end
of line solution to many of the world’s
leading food groups.