Case Studies



  • Client Name: Chesapeake
  • Sector: Folding Carton Packaging
  • Key Challenge: To meet the comprehensive packaging requirements of the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sectors, including integrating embossing and braille where necessary
  • Service: Truform has delivered a speedy and cost-effective end-to-end service meeting the stringent requirements and turnaround times on a consistent basis.

The Technical Manager at Chesapeake has had a working relationship with Truform over the last 40 years. Chesapeake is a leading print and packaging supplier and in the early days their tooling was produced internally in their in-house die shop the old fashioned way using jigsaws as was the norm at the time.  However the need for uniformity in production became more important and Chesapeake started to work with Truform.  Noel Tumilty, the founder, had invested in leading edge technology, (CAD design systems, lasers and rule processors) which help automate many of the processes in the production of Dies. “Lasering was a better solution which minimized imperfections in the manufacturing process. Truform could guarantee the quality and accuracy of dies now required for machine erected cartons in the packaging industry.”

Comprehensive Service
Truform has continued to work closely with Chesapeake, delivering press-ready tooling which allows us to maximize machine performance and improve productivity.  “They offer the complete package, often integrating embossing or Braille Dies. It’s an end-to-end service and we work with Truform for lots of reasons – the speed of response, the high quality, their experience and the expert technical support.”

For Chesapeake the fact that the two facilities are only an hour’s drive from each-other is a practical advantage.  “The short distance saves transport costs and time, which is important in this environment on a routine basis. And short lead times mean that we can respond quickly to market demands. On top of that, they can support emergency situations with immediate back-up, so it’s a huge advantage to have a nearby supplier.”

Future Developments
The fact that Truform is so familiar with the packaging market has enabled the company to support  Chesapeake’s Research & Development work and the businesses work together to face the challenges of this dynamic marketplace.  “I foresee an ongoing relationship with Truform and we work closely with them in developing new packaging designs and performance solutions. They support our drive for continuous improvement, using the latest technologies available, and that’s a priority for the business.”