Alan Johnson, Managing Director
Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd is one of the founders of slitting and rewinding equipment, founded in 1976 manufacturing both primary and secondary slitter rewinders for a wide range of flexible materials including plain and metalised plastic film, labelstock, paper and board.
Today, Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd is one of the most successful manufacturers and a world leader in slitting and rewinding technology for the global converting industry, with an installed base of more than 3500 machine installations in over 80 Countries.
Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd 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) . Today there are more than 300 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 Converting Equipment Ltd acquired Titan Converting Equipment Ltd. to add a successful range of secondary slitter rewinders to it's portfolio, particularly slitters less than 2 metres wide for printed and laminated flexible packaging materials.
Titan can currently boast more than 2500 machine installations around the world and in 2014 the company celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Titan slitter rewinders which were first built in London in 1964.
In 2017 Titan added a range of Inspection Machines to it's range allowing customers to improve the productivity of their slitting departments by removing defects and improving the quality of material going into the slitting department.
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 Converting Equipment Ltd employs circa 130 personnel at the purpose-built production site in Kempston, near Bedford (UK) and offices in North America, Shanghai and India and enjoys a worldwide recognition for its products and customer support.