Kenray team expansion – Mark Tilley, Packaging Technologist & Material Specialist

Kenray Forming Ltd continues to grow its capabilities and expertise in the field of packaging materials and is pleased to announce the arrival of Mark Tilley as Packaging Technology and Materials specialist, who will be working closely with Commercial Director, Mark Evans and Technical Director Andrew Dennis.

Mark brings with him over 30 years of experience in FMCG, both as an end-user with PepsiCo International, and also as a  Technical SME.   He has an in-depth knowledge of flexible packaging, and of late has been heavily involved in the complex world of sustainable packaging selection, application and specification.

Mark Tilley, Kenray, Packaging Technologist and Packaging Specialist

Kenray offers clients four decades of experience along with continuous development in R&D and is regarded as the global leader in Forming Sets for VFFS food and pharmaceutical packaging machines.  Mark’s addition to the team expands Kenray’s ability to consult with clients and provide a holistic solution to their needs in a world of fast-changing regulatory and environmental demands.

Mark Evans & Andrew Dennis added ” We are delighted to welcome Mark to the Kenray Team. As the packaging industry moves at pace, Mark’s experience and industry knowledge is already making a difference to our clients’ projects and equipment needs.”

Mark Tilley added – “I have always had a great working relationship with Kenray, which spans many years and many successful projects completed and launched.  I am delighted to have joined their team, and look forward to adding further capabilities to an industry leading company”.

At Kenray we value our customers to ensure they are happy with our service, when we build relationships we ensure they last a lifetime.

If you need more information, please either give us a call on +44 (0)1530 400 100 or email [email protected]

Kenray Take on The Three Peaks Challenge in May

A Team from Kenray will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge in May in aid of local Charity Rainbows.  The team will be taking on Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

A practice run up Snowdon has already been completed with the weather changing constantly throughout the climb.


The Team taking part includes, Ant Guiney, Colin Bosworth & Gary Collins and a fundraising page will be set up to document the training events and to help raise much needed fund for local charity Rainbows.


Andrew Bridgen MP opens new KENRAY ANCILLIARIES production plant in Coalville

Andrew Bridgen MP for North West Leicestershire recently opened Kenray’s second factory in Coalville. The second factory will be for KENRAY ANCILLARIES and will be the global hub for servicing food packaging customers in need of maintenance and spare parts.

On 23 May 2014, MP for North West Leicestershire Andrew Bridgen officially opened the new KENRAY ANCILLARIES production plant at Telford Way, Stephenson Way Industrial Estate, Coalville.

With over three decades of experience, KENRAY is the global leader in the design, problem solving and manufacture of forming solutions. Having delivered large bespoke orders as well as complex one-off projects to blue chip organisations like FritoLay North America, Pepsico Europe, KP, Kellogg’s, Nestle and Intersnack, KENRAY has become the partner of choice for companies around the world. The company attributes its success to its investment in research and development, coupled with its philosophy to innovate. KENRAY’s experienced and skilled team members pride themselves on finding efficient solutions for customers regardless of the ingredients that they are packing or the temperatures required.

KENRAY ANCILLARIES is the company’s latest expansion, which provides alterations and full refurbishments for forming sets, as well as the manufacture of single shoulders and tubes. The ancillary company will also deal with customers’ needs for any accessories such as spreaders, block bottoms and roller assemblies.

Andrew Bridgen MP commented: “Businesses need to innovate. Small and medium sized enterprises like Kenray will be the companies that will provide the growth this country needs. It’s great to hear that Kenray exports all over the world. Today, we have seen what investment in equipment, training and staff who speak multiple languages can do for a company like Kenray. Having come from the food industry myself, I am aware it is a major part of UK manufacturing, enhanced by specialist companies like Kenray who have been able to build their international reputation in this sector”.


“The benefit to our customers is simple. The new facility will mean we can offer a much faster turnaround on jobs with less impact on the downtime of our core production line,” comments Mark Evans, Commercial Director. “The new production plant allows us to offer small repairs and accessory items at a quicker rate, in turn offering a better service and aftercare support to our new and existing customer base”

Additionally, KENRAY ANCILLARIES consists of a new storage facility, which will stock spare part such as jaws, knives, belts and tape. This is set to be the hub for servicing food packaging customers all over the globe who are in need of such products and solutions.

The company has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a metal fabricator in Syston 30 years ago. Today, KENRAY provides bespoke forming solutions to clients all over the world. With an international presence in the packaging industry, over 60% of KENRAY’s sales come from outside of the UK with more than 20% originating from the USA.