Packaging Scotland


Charpak moves up a gear with automotive appointment

Niall Johanson

THERMOFORMED packaging firm Charpak has appointed Niall Johanson to head up its business in the automotive sector and within complex manufacturing supply chains.

Niall brings over two decades of industry experience to the role, working for and alongside Peugeot-Citroen and Renault, and within high-performance engineering with Formula One and World Rally. He is also a long-time association of the Motorsport Industry Association and the Niche Vehicle Network.

Justin Kempson, sales and innovation director said, “Niall will be invaluable to Charpak in taking our bespoke manufactured packaging to the automotive sector, already working closely with our existing automotive clients.

“With Charpak’s five year multi-million pound investment in engineering and packaging technology well underway, our capabilities for solving the problems experienced throughout the automotive supply chain guarantee improvements in vehicle reliability, production line efficiencies and add substantial value at every automotive tier.

“We are very excited for the future in this sector as it’s a perfect match of UK leaders in packaging working with the best-in-class automotive manufacturers.”

Paul Smith, managing director added, “Niall’s in-depth technical knowledge of how original equipment manufacturers work with their multi-tiered supply chains will be instrumental to Charpak in maintaining the high standards of innovation that has become increasingly vital within modern manufacturing.”


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