SnackEx 2022 – Hamburg

Last week Kenray participated in SnackEx 2022, Hamburg. This event is a hive of information and contacts with expert speakers from all aspects of the snack industry.

This year our stand was managed by Alberto and Kate who have an in-depth knowledge of our range of formers and were on hand to answer any questions from customers.

SnackEx 2022 Hamburg Kenray Forming VFFS HFFS

We exhibited a range of our offering including:

  • Product strippers
  • Kenray Accessories
  • Snack Formers
  • Training and Consultancy

Our stand also showcased our partnership with Greener Corporation in the USA who manufacture sealing jaws and other components for horizontal flow wrappers and vertical form fill seal baggers.


There was a great range of solutions and products at the show including many new entrants bringing innovative ideas to the industry.

It was great to catch up with clients new and old and we look forward to seeing everyone at SnackEx again in 2024!

SnackEx 2022 Hamburg Kenray Forming, Outdoor

PPMA Show Success for Kenray

Kenray exhibited at the PPMA Show, NEC last week and it was great to see exhibitions back in action after the pandemic.

Dan Atkin and Alan Beverly & Kenray Team showcased the latest Kenray developments in forming solutions including horizontal folding boxes, Paper film solutions and our new stick pack formers.

 There was a great range of technologies shown at the show and it was great to meet existing clients again amongst the many new faces attending for the first time.

Seeing the PPMA busy and full of familiar faces was great to know businesses are bouncing back after COVID-19 restrictions, we are excited for what the future holds and can’t wait to work together soon.

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 exhibits at PPMA 2021


Kenray Forming Ltd are pleased to announce that we are attending the PPMA show and will be at stand B44 on the 28th to 30th of September 2021, at the NEC in Birmingham.

We will be exhibiting our current and latest range of Forming sets, accessories, and other services. We cater for many industries packaging needs, and can provide HFFS & VFFS Forming sets for Pillow, Doy, Block bottom and many more. We also offer accessories and solutions to issues which may be affecting your machine performance.

‘We are really looking forward to exhibiting this year after the challenging conditions of the past eighteen months. Exhibitions have taken a battering in recent times due to covid restrictions, and the Kenray team are looking forward to meeting old and new contacts and showcasing our Forming solutions that have been designed and developed during lockdown.’-Dan, Head of Sales-West. So come by our stand at B44 and see how we can help you! See more

PPMA 2021, stand information, KENRAY


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

Global Pack 2018 – India

The Kenray Team will be exhibiting at Global Pack 2018 Exhibition from the 23rd to 25th November 2018 at Labh Ganga Exhibition Centre, Indore, India. Come along and meet the team and see how our Forming Sets and Accessories can improve line management and production levels for VFFS food manufacturing machines.

Commercial Director, Mark Evans, will be speaking at the Conference on Saturday 25th November on Packaging – A Global Perspective, Challenges and Opportunities.

Global Pack Ex

Interpack – Dusseldorf, Germany 4th – 10th May 2017

KENRAY FORMING will be exhibiting at Interpack – the international Packaging Trade Show in Düsseldorf, Germany – 4th – 10th May 2017

We hope you can visit the show and meet our team. Visit us on Stand 18E05 to talk about your packaging needs and we will provide you with an effective solution that suits you and your products.

If you cannot make the show, but would like to discuss our products and services, please contact us via email or phone 01530 400 100.

Come and visit Kenray at the PPMA Total Show

We would like to invite you to visit us on stand JO8 at this year’s PPMA Total show, held on 27-29th September at the NEC in Birmingham.

At this year’s show we will be demonstrating our latest range of formers and accessories for the vertical form filled packaging machines. This includes our new Nitrogen Efficient Former which has been designed to overcome the nitrogen gas leaks prevalent in traditional former sets on TNA machines.

It provides a consistent vacuum pressure on an ongoing basis, ensuring a smooth film flow, helping our clients to maximise their food production line with minimum downtime.

This new technology provides an improvement in reliability and machine integrity for TNA machines, resulting in significant savings on both nitrogen use and replacement belts.

Staff will also be on hand to discuss our new method to refurbish TNA strippers in a cost-effective, reliable manner. Using bespoke engineered fixtures, Kenray refurbish TNA strippers to the original, exacting standards providing the performance of a new tube closer at a fraction of the cost.

The team at Kenray look forward to meeting clients on the stand to discuss any issues they may be having with their VFFS packaging machines.

Register to attend HERE for FREE and visit us on our stand

We look forward to seeing you there.

If you cannot make the show, but would like to discuss your issues with Kenray, please contact us via email or phone 01530 400 100.

Kenray and Greener exhibit at Gulfood in Dubai – part of the expansion into the region

The Kenray sales team have recently returned from the Gulfood Manufacturing Exhibition in Dubai as the company continues to expand its services into the region. The exhibition is one of the largest global events for the food manufacturing industry and visitors attend to keep pace with the latest innovations, equipment and ingredients.

Kenray were delighted to be involved and welcomed existing and potential clients to their stand demonstrating the quality and consistency of Kenray formers and Greener jaws. Kenray expertise in full forming sets extends to a variety of components for many different packaging types, independent of brand or make. Visitors to the stand learned about the solutions and many unique features which make the Kenray formers durable, light, easy to implement and cost effective.

As Mark Evans, Sales Director commented, “it was great to meet customers from around the world and share with them how Kenray formers and Greener jaws help with the productivity and efficiency on their production lines. We look forward to continuing discussions with many new contacts we met at the show from the Middle East, Europ and India”.

Anyone who wants to know more about the service and support for formers and jaws from Kenray should contact [email protected] or phone the international head office in the UK on +44 (0) 1530 400 100

KENRAY Exhibiting At Packaging Expos Across Europe

Over the next few months KENRAY will be exhibiting at a number of packaging conferences and exhibitions across Europe. With roots in the UK, KENRAY is a leading global company that manufactures bespoke forming sets for vertical packaging machines to address the specific needs of food producers, snack packers and OEMs.

This autumn industry professionals from around the world can learn more about our complete forming solutions at three of the world’s largest packaging expos. From 30 September to 2 October we will be exhibiting at the PPMA Show, ‘the complete production line event’. The PPMA Show is the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition with over 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology in the industry. Visit us on stand F64 at the NEC Birmingham.

That same week KENRAY will also be exhibiting at TaroPak in Poland at the Poznan International Fair Grounds. With over 600 exhibitors from 30 countries, TaroPak is considered the most important packaging event in Central and Eastern Europe. From 29 September to 2 October visit our stand 50 in Hall 3 to learn more about our bespoke forming sets.

Then, from 17 – 20 November, we will be at the Emballage Expo located in Paris Nord Villepinte. As ‘the capital place for innovation’, the event is a meeting place for over 100 000 packaging industry professionals. Our Stand C 098 will be located in Hall 5A. Manning our stands will be multilingual representatives from our Polish and French offices. So delegates at TaroPak and Emballage will be able to speak in their native languages about our industry-leading technology.

As a global brand, KENRAY maintains an international presence in the packaging industry. It is important for us to network with food manufacturers and OEMs from around the world to listen to their packaging needs and offer custom forming solutions that will improve production and reduce downtime.

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.