History

SPECIALIST CONVERTERS OF HEAT SEALABLE PLASTIC FILM

5 COUNTRY BUSINESS CENTRE, WHITE COTTAGE FARM, LUCAS GREEN ROAD, WEST END, WOKING, SURREY, GU24 9LZ

Telephone (0044) 01483 485739 - Fax (0044) 0845 2235207 - Email info@tavak.co.uk

 

If it's Special - it's Tavak

Polythene (known also as polyethylene) was first invented in 1936, with polypropylene discovered in the early 1950s. Tavak Products started out in a small workshop in the St John's district of Woking soon after the Second World War, and as such was one of the first companies in this country to manufacture machines for the heat-selaing of these revolutionary new plastic films.

 

In 1958 the company became incorporated as Tavak Ltd and moved to much larger premises a couple of miles away in the village of Bisley. Here we began manufacturing specialist items using our knowledge of the plastics industry and our own machinery.

 

Many people ask what the name 'Tavak' means. The answer is simple, it is made up of the initials of the original owners.

 

In the late 1960's the company was bought by a neighbouring engineering company, who in 1989 sold the company to Hulme-Martin Ltd, a London-based maker of heat-sealers who had also been in business since soon after the war.

 

At that stage Tavak ceased to make their own range of machines and concentrated on the specialist conversion side of its business. In 2005 Hulme-Martin Ltd ceased trading and a new company Hulme-Martin Heatsealers was set up, with Tavak being sold to its present owners - Wiag Ltd (again made up of the initials of its owners) the following year as a separate management buyout.

 

Both companies moved to new premises next door to each other at the Country Business Centre in Lucas Green Road at West End, half a mile from their old Bisley premises and just over a mile from Junction 3 of the M3 motorway.

 

Although independent of each other, the two companies still have close ties, so that our combined specialist knowledge can be utilised for the benefit of our customers.

 

To visit Hulme-Martin Heatsealers website, please click here.

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