Bradman Lake helped save the production of a market-leading supermarket chain

Reliable packaging solution is key for success during busy production periods.


A market-leading supermarket chain and the producer of all kinds of added value goods, faced a challenge with their existing cartoning systems due to poor operation and efficiencies resulting in significant losses during crucial production periods. They needed a reliable and efficient packaging solution that could be installed quickly and safely during the pandemic.


Bradman Lake supplied two of their well-established SL903 Fully Automatic End Load Cartoners each with SATI infeeds to maximise the deliverables with the least amount of operator input. They also worked closely with the supplier of product delivery equipment to ensure the smooth running, reduced operator input and minimal waste.

The system was successfully and safely installed during the pandemic, with no detrimental operational impact on the customer.


The packaging system was delivered on time and commissioned with a vertical start-up, which aided the customer to meet their production requirements.

A constant theme of training, advice, and mentoring to the customer and their staff maximised the outputs and increased familiarity with the system, resulting in system ownership at all levels. 

As a new supplier, all contractual aspects were quickly achieved resulting in Bradman Lake now becoming a key supplier not just to this site but group wide.


Bradman Lake was awarded the contract for multiple reasons; the proven technology and quality of its cartoning machinery, offering a solution that would fit in the available factory space and within budget and the ability to seamlessly partner with the other suppliers in the line. In addition, the safety measures put in place by Bradman Lake to implement and install equipment safely, with little affect to the customers’ operations during the global pandemic. 

SL903 end load cartoner

About Bradman Lake Group

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