Soken Engineering Limited (www.sokenengineering.com ) are designers and manufacturers of heat sealing equipment for meal trays, airline catering packs and sandwich and ready to eat packaging. The company has been in this business for over 40 years and offers a wide range of top seal, film seal and card seal machines from simple hand operated bench top machines to semi-automatic multi-tool drawer units to high speed automatic systems. The machines have all be designed and made in the UK and have been widely exported to many countries on all continents.
Soken machines are suitable for film top seal on meal trays and sandwich packs and also for sealing coated card packs for sandwiches, wraps, salads and more. Because the systems are widely exported to areas where service often has to be carried out by owners and operators, simple robust construction has been prioritised.
“We are delighted to have been able to work with the Soken team and purchase the company” commented Richard Little, MD of Jenton, “This range of machines compliments the equipment we currently design and make for the food industry. We will benefit from Soken’s export history and we will be able to contribute our design and manufacturing skills to further develop the range of machines available”. The sale of the company was to allow the retirement of the Soken owners. According to Jenton, both the old and new owners will be working together to facilitate the transition to Jenton. The premises in Leighton Buzzard will be retained and customers will be able to view and test equipment at the demonstration facilities there. Service will be managed from Jenton’s main office in Whitchurch (Hants).
The Jenton Group design, manufacture and supply a wide selection of packaging and automation equipment from their facilities in Whitchurch (Hants) and Bedford, much of which is for the food supply chain. This includes bag and pouch sealers, convergers, stackers, banders, UV curing and disinfection and vision systems for label and data verification. Jenton has been doing this since the early 1970s and are founder members of the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA).