New premises support Excel’s comprehensive offering

Excel Packaging Machinery, a leading supplier of equipment to the food industry, has moved to a new larger head office and factory facility that will enable the company to provide enhanced levels of customer service and support.

Excel manufactures and supplies a wide range of machinery, including filling machines, capping machines, bagging machines, tube filling machines, bottle unscrambling machines and e-liquid filling machines. Its new premises in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire are double the size of the company’s previous headquarters. This has created space for an expanded manufacturing operation, as well as a larger spare parts department and a new demonstration area for product trials and pre-installation testing of customer machines and complete packing lines. In addition, the company will be able to hold a comprehensive stock of new machinery for quick delivery.

“A fast response and flexibility have always been key elements of the Excel offering, and these have become all the more critical in recent months with the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic,” explained Excel director Andy Skittrall.

“Our new expanded facilities will ensure we are able to react even more speedily to meet individual customer requirements in terms of both new machine supply and ongoing service support, which is provided by our in-house engineering team, both on-site and remotely via Wi-Fi connected machinery.”

The large spares department has allowed Excel to keep in stock a wider range of parts and consumables including from its overseas partners Omas Tecnosistemi, Axomatic, V2 Engineering and Clean Pack.

The new demonstration area will enable the full testing of Excel’s complete turnkey packing line solutions, which provide a single source supply and full project management for specific customer applications.

“We had already seen strong demand for this service, but the pandemic has further highlighted the need for increased automation, both to take into account social distancing requirements and to help in the redeployment of staff as part of efficiency improvements,” said Andy Skittrall.

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