Packaging company Burgopak had developed a unique packaging design that was proving successful for use with high value products. Burgopak identified the opportunity to apply the design to pharmaceutical blister pack products. However, the company needed help to identify a high speed manufacturing process which could roll out the pack in sufficient volume for a global marketplace.
PA helped the Burgopak team define the complete manufacturing process route. We also helped Burgopak protect their innovation with both direct intellectual property (IP) and ‘ring fencing’ IP to protect the manufacturing process. This would put the company in a stronger position prior to opening discussions with large-scale packaging machine builders.
With the IP secured, Burgopak were able to form a partnership alliance with Bosch Sigpack and start to fully realise the commercial potential of their innovation. The company is now producing pharmaceutical packaging in Wales with a high speed machine capable of producing 20 million units a year.
“After three months of working with PA, we had a workable method for automating the most challenging procedure in the manufacture of Burgopak packaging, and a realistic idea of what was possible in terms of speed of manufacture. This knowledge has stood us in good stead in our subsequent negotiations with machine builders and manufacturers.”
Patrick Heininger, Group Chief Executive of Burgopak