Camvac schieves BRC Grade AA Status

Camvac BRC Grade AA

The BRCGS Global standard for Packaging Materials was the first packaging standard to be globally recognised by GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) and as such, is a popular packaging standard for those operating within and supplying packaging to the food and drink industry.

Packaging is a fundamental part of any brand. It defines product integrity, security and drives innovation. Consumers are attracted to strong and recognisable products that need to be consistent in size, colour and shape. Packaging is therefore an integral part of the manufacturing process. The Global standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials is the first packaging standard in the world to be recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) bench-marking committee. This is why Camvac works tirelessly to achieve a high standard, year on year.

Our BRCGS standard is just one of a number of standards Camvac works towards so our packaging options are leading in our chosen markets.

Take a look through our Product Range of see for yourself.

Camvac Featured in Business Focus Magazine

Camvac business focus interview 2022

Earlier this year, our CEO, Greg Kingham, sat down with Business Focus Magazine Editor and discussed all things Camvac, including the turbulence of the COVID-19 pandemic, raw material supply concerns, Camvac’s unique flexible coating solutions and our most recent investment in a new thermal lamination line.

“Despite tumultuous times, Camvac is at the dawn of an exciting period of growth”. 

Camvac Flexible Coating Solutions. Read the full interview below;

Business Focus Magazine is a leading global business magazine directed at high-level executives. The primary objective of Business Focus Magazine is to provide quality coverage of truly inspiring companies who have achieved the highest standard in their field of expertise.

 

Sustainable Packaging Films Brochure 2022

Packaging Films brochure by Camvac

We’ve recently launched our latest Sustainable Packaging Film Brochure detailing our range of environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging films under our Camvert Range.

Camvac’s packaging film range is constantly developing and evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the consumer. Camvac has invested heavily into technological advances enabling sustainable packaging film solutions to be available across most of our product portfolio. The outcome of these investments is the Camvert Range. These advances have been developed to reduce the packaging material to a level where it does not affect shelf life of the product but is also environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Many of our sustainable packaging products are versatile and are applicable to more than one end use. The Camvert Range includes certified home compostable films, plastic tax compliant PCR laminate structures and recyclable (mon-material) options.

Highlights include;

Camplus Extra MDO PE.

Extremely high barrier machine-direction orientation Polyethylene, PE.

Typical end-uses would be conversion into printed or unprinted mono-film laminates for the snack food market where high gas barrier, aroma barrier and light barrier are all required for extended product shelf-life.

 

Camclear. 

Transparent barrier film.

Camclear is a chlorine-free transparent barrier film and is highly versatile, having excellent oxygen and moisture barrier performance. Camclear is a EVOH alternative barrier film.

Typical end-uses include fresh food packaging, confectionary, snacks, bag-in-box and dried foods.

 

Camshield T.

Aluminium oxide film.

Where very high barrier protection and enhancement is a must for typical end applications including fresh food packaging, snacks, dried-fruit and confectionary.

 

ExtraPET PCR. 

Over 30% post-consumer recycled barrier lidding film.

ExtraPET PCR has been purposely developed to meet the growing consumer demand for more sustainable lidding film solutions, whilst still providing Camvac’s high gas barrier performance, both OTR and MVTR as required for MAP and CAP packaging applications. Available in either peel or weld seal laminate structures, the mono-material lidding film has been designed to offer excellent sealing properties and exceptional barrier performance. Whilst guaranteeing the film appearance is not hampered using food contact approve PCR grade base webs.

 

Click the following link to discover our latest Camvert range; Sustainable Packaging Film Brochure 2022

We’re Hiring – Various Roles

Due to continued company expansion we are looking to recruit for the following roles;

  • Production Planner
  • IT & Systems Administrator. 
  • Quality Manager.
  • Shift Quality Control Inspector.
  • Shift Engineer. 
  • Machine Operative.  

To apply for any role listed here, please email your CV and covering letter to info@camvac.com

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Production Planner

About the role

A vacancy has arisen for Production Planner reporting to the Production Planning Manager.

The main purpose of production planner role is to provide an efficient production schedule in line with customer requirements and the companies budgeted performance targets.

The successful applicant should be a good team player, but also have the ability to work unsupervised. You must be focused and versatile, able to prioritise the workload and adhere to all deadlines. Accuracy and attention to detail and good computer skills are vital. Experience in SAP would be an advantage but full training will be given.

As a Production Planner your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Setting and managing the production schedule for the next 5 days.
  • Supporting S&OP process – capability to run S&Op as cover.
  • Generating the reports for the next 24 hours production – e.g. priority sheets, manning sheet and run plans.
  • Processing of new customer orders and amendments
  • Actioning lead time requests and sales enquiries.
  • Maintaining internal and external stock reports
  • Supporting projects
  • Attending and representing Planning at meetings with accurate updates for key stakeholders
  • Managing SFG stocks – reviewing and allocating existing stocks to new orders.
  • Provide cover for the Planning Manager in their absence
  • Working alongside the Raw Materials Co-Ordinator to ensure all materials are on site for the next 48 hours of production.
  • Reviewing the last 24 hours of production and internal rejects to ensure the customer order is dispatched On Time In Full, plan any necessary remakes.
  • Arranging the recovery of aging or rejected stocks via reworks or primary slits.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to employee discount and wellbeing platform
  • Career development opportunity
  • In house training
  • Sickness pay (from nine months service)
  • Long service award
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Death in Service benefit – optional, linked to pension

Hours of work: Monday to Friday from 8.30am until 17.00pm with 1hr break, 37.5 per week.

Job Type: Full-time

To apply for this role, please email CV and covering letter to info@camvac.com

Application deadline: 05/12/2022

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IT & Systems Administrator

 About the role

We are seeking to recruit an additional member to join our small IT and Systems administration team providing on-site technical support to a growing business.

Working as part of our helpdesk, the successful candidate will be involved in a variety of different activities including the creation and maintenance of ERP products, providing both hardware and software in-house support to users and working on development projects.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who shows a passion for IT, who can demonstrate solid technical skills and wants to develop and learn.

As a IT and Systems Administrator your duties will include but are not limited to:

Responsibilities

  • Creation and administration of ERP product master data.
  • Troubleshooting of IT hardware related problems, PCs, laptops, tablets, printers, mobile phones, CCTV, handheld scanners, etc.
  • Resolving IT related software problems, including, Office365, SAP and a variety of inhouse applications.
  • Assisting the team with new IT projects across the business.
  • Involvement in the maintenance of existing IT infrastructure.
  • Take ownership of user reported issues and escalate when required.
  • Maintain a high degree of customer service for all support queries.

Qualifications

  • A high standard of school/college education including Maths, English and IT.

Desired Skills and Experience: 

  • SAP knowledge would be an advantage although full inhouse training will be given.
  • Previous IT experience.
  • Windows 10/11 competence.
  • Office 365 competence.
  • Be self-motivated, who works equally as well as an individual or as part of a team.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Be accurate and demonstrate strong attention to detail.
  • Be customer focused
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Deal with confidential data.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to employee discount and wellbeing platform
  • Career development opportunity
  • In house training
  • Sickness pay (from nine months service)
  • Long service award
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Death in Service benefit – optional, linked to pension

Hours of work: Monday to Friday from 8.30am until 17.00pm with 1hr break, 37.5 per week.

Job Type: Full-time

To apply for this role, please email CV and covering letter to info@camvac.com

Application deadline: 05/12/2022

 

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Quality Manager

About the role

A vacancy has arisen for a Quality Manager reporting directly to Camvac’s Development Director.

The main purpose of this role is to oversee the application of the company’s quality management system, ensuring compliance with the requirements of ISO and BRC standards.

Responsibilities

  • Lead external regulatory and certification or internal GxP audits
  • Coordinate certification bodies
  • Responsible for logging claims, internal investigation, issuing corrective actions reports and closure of each claim.
  • Dealing directly with the customer when claim is logged and resolved Claims performance will be measured against agreed KPI’s.
  • Investigating internal rejects, root cause analysis and coordinating corrective actions with the Production and Quality Team.
  • Managing the SCAR process internally, liaising with each supplier to ensure each claim is closed with a satisfactory corrective action. SCAR’s will be measured against agreed KPI’s.
  • Introducing a supplier grading system in conjunction with the Purchasing Manager.
  • Managing Shift Quality Inspectors and QC Laboratory to ensure internal and external quality meets agreed KPI’s.
  • Managing Quality Inspector and Quality Control teams attendance and performance
  • Responsible for coaching, development and succession planning of the Quality Inspector and Quality Control teams
  • Maintaining levels of Quality Assurance knowledge/expertise and training for both self and teams Management of Quality related documentation such as SOPs.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to employee discount and wellbeing platform
  • Career development opportunity
  • In house training
  • Sickness pay (from nine months service)
  • Long service award
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Death in Service benefit – optional, linked to pension

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 37.5hr per week.

Job Type: Full-time

To apply for this role, please email CV and covering letter to info@camvac.com

Application deadline: 05/12/2022

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Shift Quality Control Inspector

About the role

A vacancy has arisen for a Shift Quality Control Inspector.

The role will involve co-ordinating quality control of all components that go into single-ply and laminated film structures. This will include raw materials at material intake and validation of the materials at various stages of the conversion process. Ensuring products are being produced in accordance agreed specifications and that all agreed testing protocols are being adhered to.

The ideal applicant would have a previous experience of a quality control role in a fast-moving production environment, be able to demonstrate good problem-solving skills and have a good eye for detail. Strong communication skills both verbal and written along with the ability to work under their own initiative are essential attributes for this role. The ideal candidate would also be computer literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office. Experience using SAP would be preferable, however full training on SAP would be given.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Opportunity for overtime
  • Access to employee discount and wellbeing platform
  • Career development opportunity
  • In-house training
  • Sickness pay (from 9-months service)
  • Long service award
  • Death in Service benefit – optional, linked to pension

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 40hr per week, early, late and night shifts on rotation. (22.00–06.00, 0600-1400, 14.00-22.00)

Job Type: Full-time

To apply for this role, please email CV and covering letter to info@camvac.com

Application deadline: 05/12/2022

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Shift Engineer

About the role

A vacancy has arisen for a Shift Engineer reporting to the Engineering team Leader.

Working normally in a small team, the ideal candidate should be self –motivated, with an enquiring mind, looking to improve and expand their existing skills and knowledge. Qualified to level 3 or higher (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline with experience of working in an industrial engineering maintenance environment required.

Duties will primarily be fault finding and breakdown recovery on process plant, carrying out planned maintenance and plant refurbishment work, as well as some involvement in continuous improvement and development projects.

Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that Planned Preventative Maintenance tasks are carried out effectively, advising engineering management of any changes or improvements required to the plan.
  • To diagnose and rectify machine faults, including working from drawings and manuals, reporting any persistent faults with suggested improvements.
  • To communicate machine problems and safety requirements that cannot be undertaken immediately, enabling work to be scheduled after consultation with production and engineering management.
  • To ensure that site is secured for shut down periods and plant is ready for re-start after site shut down periods.
  • To accurately report activity into the engineering computer system e.g. record breakdowns, maintenance and improvement work carried out. · To specify parts needed for repair or project work, assisting engineering stores in their procurement. If circumstances dictate, it may be necessary to order parts directly.
  • To make decisions on engineering and safety matters when management is off site, contacting them or outside agencies for assistance when required.
  • To be involved in continuous improvement projects, ensuring that, in consultation with engineering management, work is carried out to agreed standards.
  • To provide and effective customer service for the Production Team to improve site performance as part of the wider Operations Team

Benefits

  • Competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to employee discount and wellbeing platform
  • Career development opportunity
  • In house training
  • Sickness pay (from nine months service)
  • Long service award
  • Death in Service benefit – optional, linked to pension

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 40hr per week, early, late and night shifts on rotation.

Application deadline: 05/12/2022

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Machine Operative 

About the role

A vacancy has arisen for a Production Operative.

In this role you fulfil a range of operational requirements by actively and effectively servicing customer needs whilst maintaining a safe environment. This will include various activities including but not exclusive to Machine Driver, Packing, Material Movement, optimisation and trainer.

The successful applicant will have practical hands- on approach to problem solving and ability to plan workload to optimize personal and equipment quality and efficiency.

Responsibilities:

  • Fully comply with all Company Policies always including Health and Safety.
  • Observes safe working practices, maintains a safe and clean work environment throughout the day and wears the appropriate personal protective equipment (provided).
  • Responsible for completing all work assigned on schedule
  • Report to and support your Senior Operator and Team Leader at all times.
  • When allocated a job, conform to customer specification /standards, taking full responsibility for workmanship
  • Ensure daily Quality and compliance standards are adhered to by fully complying with relevant SOP’s and always maintaining GMP adherence.
  • Maintain the required high standard of housekeeping and GMP across your Department at all times and ensure GMP in the area.
  • When allocated a job, conform to customer specification/standards, taking full responsibility for workmanship.
  • Undergo any training courses required of you in relation to job skills, Health and Safety or Company Policies.
  • Adopt a proactive approach to lean manufacturing principles and concepts
  • Report any Engineering/machine related issues promptly to the Engineering Department / Shift Engineer
  • Any other reasonable duties as required.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to employee discount and wellbeing platform
  • Career development opportunity
  • In house training
  • Sickness pay (from nine months service)
  • Long service award
  • Death in Service benefit – optional, linked to pension

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 40hr per week, early, late and night shifts on rotation.

Application deadline: 05/12/2022

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We’re Hiring – Engineering Team Leader

Shift Quality Control Inspector Thetford Norfolk

We are currently looking to recruit an Engineering Team Leader.

This role encompasses the day-to-day leadership, management and organisation of the maintenance engineering function, whilst looking at achieving the agreed targets for quality, cost, and delivery. Safety is also a vital part of this role. The role will be to be the primary representative for the engineering teams.

Successful applicants should ideally have a minimum of 5 years engineering experience, an ONC / HNC or equivalent in engineering and good supervisory / management abilities. Knowledge of mechanical / electrical engineering, fault finding on complex plant, planned preventative maintenance and safe working practices / legislation is also required.

Personal skills should include a good working knowledge of problem solving, resource planning, and continuous improvement techniques, with attention to detail, good communication skills, and the ability to promote team working all seen as important attributes.

 

A full job description will be available upon request by emailing info@camvac.com

 

Camvac will provide additional training for individuals who show the right attributes for the role.

 

Normal hours of work are 37.50 per week Monday to Friday – but there will be occasions where a degree of flexibility will be required.

 

If you wish to apply for this position, please send a current CV with covering letter to info@camvac.com

Closing date for applications; Friday 22nd July 2022.

We’re exhibiting at Packaging Innovations this May

After several postponements, Packaging Innovations returns for 2022 and Camvac will once again be exhibiting. A change of hall for 2022 will see the show expand on previous years for the future of branded packaging and technology to be fully on show, across two days 25th and 26th May in Hall 1, NEC Birmingham.

Camvac will be on stand C80, showcasing our entire range of sustainable packaging films under our Camvert brand including our post-consumer recycled mono-material lidding film ExtraPET PCR and our latest development metallised MDO PE film.

Camvac will also be exhibiting our other leading products / services including our proven range of metallised films, clear barrier films and laminates on Stand C80.

To book your tickets and find out more about the exhibition visit the Packaging Innovations website.

Camvac’s Ukraine Appeal

Camvac are proud to be working with Breckland Council and likeminded local businesses to do what we can to support the people of Ukraine in their time of need.

The effort from not only the Camvac Team but the wider community has been monumental with van loads of donations already on their way to Ukraine and more in progress.

Not only are we providing donations of food, medical supplies, baby items and personal hygiene products, we are also sending out 36,000m of our metallised film due to it’s heat retention properties.

Click on the link below to watch the great efforts of all involved!

Camvac maintains BRC Grade A Status

Camvac BRC Grade AA

The BRCGS Global standard for Packaging Materials was the first packaging standard to be globally recognised by GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) and as such, is a popular packaging standard for those operating within and supplying packaging to the food and drink industry.

Packaging is a fundamental part of any brand. It defines product integrity, security and drives innovation. Consumers are attracted to strong and recognisable products that need to be consistent in size, colour and shape. Packaging is therefore an integral part of the manufacturing process. The Global standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials is the first packaging standard in the world to be recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) bench-marking committee. This is why Camvac works tirelessly to achieve a high standard, year on year.

Our BRCGS standard is just one of a number of standards Camvac works towards so our packaging options are leading in our chosen markets.

Take a look through our Product Range of see for yourself.

 

Mono Material Lidding Film – ExtraPET

mono material lidding film extrapet

Mono Material lidding film, that is UK plastic tax compliant; ExtraPET. Available in peel and weld-seal options with anti-fog and excellent moisture and oxygen barrier properties.

ExtraPET also benefits from using Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) content within the laminate structure which is food contact approved. The mono material lidding film, ExtraPET, can also be printed on, removing the need for external cardboard wraps around the tray and film lid.

The recyclable lidding film has the capability to seal and peel from various tray structures including most PET trays. A PET tray and ExtraPET film lid combination meets the ever-growing requirement of a complete mono-material packaging solution that is truly recyclable where facilities exist.

Camvac’s ExtraPET film range is found in most UK supermarkets and has a growing presence globally, particularly in mainland Europe where a mono material lidding film solution is needed.

Not only are the UK consumers demanding greener and more sustainable options but also the 2022 UK Plastic Tax introduction is forcing converters and food packaging companies to find sustainable alternatives so they are not penalised or costs increased.

ExtraPET is a perfect solution to enable products currently packed in multi-polymer tray/lidding combinations to switch a 100% PET film / tray solution that is already extensively used in the MAP/CAP markets.

ExtraPET PCR has been developed to go beyond the 30% post-consumer recycled minimum.

With this new product being added to Camvac’s ExtraPET portfolio, the predominant customer base of converters and packers will not change. The long-standing supply partnerships will continue to be built upon, albeit with a new environmentally friendly stance, alongside the proven reliability of Camvac’s ExtraPET film.

ExtraPET PCR Key Product Benefits

  • Mono-material (widely recyclable)
  • Chlorine free barrier coating (environmentally friendly)
  • Excellent seal integrity
  • Minimum 30% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Content for UK Plastic Packaging Tax
  • Peel and weld seal options
  • Market leading antifog properties
  • Excellent light transmission / low haze values. Excellent clarity and product visibility
  • High barrier laminate offers extended product shelf-life
  • Print receptive top coating

 

As Camvac continues to invest and develop new packaging films, the company is continually seeking new opportunities to partner with likeminded companies and would welcome any opportunity to discuss new partnerships – not only for our ExtraPET films but also our other packaging solutions.

Contact Us today to start the conversation.

Christmas Opening Times 2021

Our Christmas and New Year Opening Times are; 

Thursday 23rd December – Offices Close at 17.30pm

We remain closed from Friday 24th December until Tuesday 4th January.

Tuesday 4th January – Open from 8.30am

Wednesday 5th January – Open As Normal

We wish all our customers past, present and future a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year.