Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. was established in 1976 and specialises in the design and manufacture of primary and secondary slitter rewinders for a wide range of flexible materials including plain and metallized plastic film, labelstock, paper & board.
The company's success and expansion has made it one of the most successful manufacturers and a world leader in slitting & rewinding technology for the global converting industry, with an installed base of more than 1000 slitter rewinders. The company has twice won the prestigious Queen's Award for Export Achievement in 1983 and 1989.
Atlas was the first company to design and successfully commission primary film slitters at 10 metres wide, running at up to 1500 metres per minute (m/min). There are more than 250 Atlas film slitters in production worldwide exceeding 6 metres in width and more 2 metre wide Atlas slitter rewinders in the global labelstock industry than from any other manufacturer.
In 1981, Atlas acquired Titan Converting Equipment Ltd. to add a successful range of secondary slitter rewinders to its portfolio, particularly slitters less than 2m wide for printed and laminated flexible packaging materials.
One of the most successful products in the Titan range of equipment has been the renowned Titan SR series slitter rewinder, and together with other models Titan can now boast more than 2,500 slitter rewinder installations in over 80 countries winning the Queen's Award for Export Achievement in 1985. In 2014 the company celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Titan slitter rewinders which were first built in London in 1964.
Atlas and Titan both provide bespoke solutions for automated roll handling systems, with turn-key systems available including conveying and robotic palletisation to meet customers' specific requirements.
Today, Atlas employs approx. 200 personnel at the purpose-built production site in Kempston, near Bedford (UK) and continues to enjoy worldwide recognition as leading suppliers of advanced slitter rewinder technology for a wide range of flexible materials, mainly destined for use in the global packaging industry.