Bradman Lake Celebrates 10 years of Langley Stewardship

Beccles, 17 October 2017

Bradman Lake, the leading producer of packaging equipment and systems, marks ten years today since it was acquired by British engineering conglomerate, Langley Holdings plc.

The past decade has seen the Bradman Lake group prosper with many industry leading innovations such as; vision guided robotics, product handling, flow wrapping, top and end load cartoning, case packing, tray loading & shrink wrapping.

The group strategy of ‘Integrated Packaging Technology’ machines designed to common engineering standards, which can be delivered as standalone or part of a truly single source turnkey solution, from process to pallet, has provided significant benefits to the end user.

New larger freehold premises were acquired for Bradman Lake’s US operation in Rock Hill, South Carolina and Bristol in the UK, whilst the manufacturing facility and head office in Beccles UK extended and doubled in size. Further regional presence was also established in India and Russia to supplement the global network.

In October 2017, Bradman Lake acquired Ibonhart, a specialized and innovative manufacturer of bread and baked goods bagging, slicing and packaging machinery to complement Bradman Lake’s product offering to the bakery sector.

Although Bradman Lakes' core business remains in the food packaging industry which has flourished over the last ten years, business in other non food sectors such as pharmaceutical and consumer and healthcare have all grown under Langley stewardship.

John Marlee, Managing Director, Bradman Lake Group:

We are a successful and profitable group and despite the recent turmoil in the global market we will continue to grow and develop the company so that the next decade will be more successful than ever”.

Our continued success in the last 10 years is a direct consequence of our commitment to customer service, highly talented team of people, R&D, our 20 strong apprentice programme, the quality of our product, focused strategy of ‘integrated packaging technology’ and the long term support of our customers and shareholder”.

About Bradman Lake

Established in 1948, the Bradman Lake Group Ltd is a leader in integrated packaging technology. From distribution and feeding systems, flow wrapping, cartoning, loading and closing to case packing, shrink wrapping and roll wrapping, Bradman Lake’s solution based approach is gained from thousands of installations around the world. Bradman Lake is located in the UK and USA with regional offices in Russia and India, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the multi-disciplined UK engineering group, Langley Holdings PLC.

About Langley Holdings

Langley Holdings PLC is a diverse, privately owned engineering and industrial group based in the United Kingdom with principal operating divisions located in Germany and France and more than 80 subsidiaries worldwide. The group's companies produce equipment ranging from electrical systems for data centers, machinery for cement and steel plants to food packaging systems, automotive welding equipment and printing presses. The company was founded in 1975 by the current Chairman & CEO, Tony Langley. Today, the group has annual revenues approaching €1 billion, is entirely debt free and employs around 4,300 people worldwide. Click here to download financial reports.