For 35 years Flextex has long been regarded as one of the longest established and largest Polythene Converters in the UK.
Based in the North West of England close to Blackpool Flextex has operated out of its existing premises for the last 20 years.
Founded in 1985 by Bill Bird & Mike Martin the company started out manufacturing hand made products which proved extremely successful. This led to the company investing in its first automated conversion machine in 1989. As the company grew so did the capabilities of the company as it invested in more automated machinery allowing the company to increase capacity time and time again.
Under the guidance of Bill & Mike the business forged close working relationships with many of the leading merchants and distributors in the UK.
In 2009 Bill & Mike decided to retire and Mark Davenport bought the company and headed up the company and Managing DIrector. Coming from an engineering background Mark realized that the company focus must be directed towards making efficiencies in production as Virgin material was, and continues to be replaced by thinner high performance blends.
Under the guidance of Mark Davenport Flextex assembled a management team which continued to promote Flextex as one of the leading Polythene Converters in the industry developing processes and procedures to keep us at the forefront of the conversion market place.
Two of the original members of Marks managements team were Rick Tarn & Andy Tucker. Rick started at Flextex since 1989 and was originally employed to commission and operate the first automated machine. Since then his knowledge of all Flextex' conversion machinery has become unrivaled and now Rick has full responsibility for the entire production plant. Andy joined the company in 2010 and was employed as Finance Manager however as the business evolved so did Andy's role before being promoted to General Manager in 2015.
For the last three years Rick and Andy have had sole responsibility for the day to day business activities and have continued to grow the business.
In October 2019 Rick and Andy completed a management buyout deal with Mark Davenport and are now the sole directors of Flextex Limited.
Rick and Andy's vision is to continue to develop existing customer links whilst welcoming new business but keeping the main company focus on manufacturing excellent quality polythene products at competitive prices whilst working with customers to offer solutions on how they may be able to supply more Eco Friendly products.
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