Tray sealing specialist Proseal is celebrating a manufacturing milestone with the production, sale and installation of their tray sealing machine, serial number 5000. The machine was purchased by existing and long-standing local Cheshire customer, Forresters – one of the UK’s leading suppliers of cooked and coated chicken.

Proseal’s first ever tray sealer, was manufactured in May 1998 and is now known as the GTR.

“We bought our first Proseal tray sealing machine, a GT1, in 2013 and we’ve been using them ever since,” comments Forrester’s Director, Angus Dilliway-Parry. “The 5000 machine was our 10th Proseal tray sealer and we’ve since ordered three more.”

Established in 1972 in Frodsham, Cheshire, Forresters currently has 13 Proseal machines in operation at its factory. The machines are providing a fast and reliable sealing operation, running for twenty-four hours a day, six days a week at a speed of 35-40 packs per minute depending on tray size and type. The company produces around 940,000 trays per week.

“Proseal is our only supplier of tray sealers and we wouldn’t consider using anyone else,” continues Angus. “The machines produce excellent quality seals and the company’s after sales service is first rate. We are delighted to have purchased Proseal’s serial number 5000 and share in the success of another local company.”

“We aim to provide first class, long-term after sales support to all our customers,” explains Andrew Beeley, Proseal customer relationship manager. “We have a fantastic working relationship with Forresters and we are looking forward to continuing this long standing relationship as the company continues to grow and develop.”

Founded in 1998, Proseal designs and manufactures tray sealing machines, conveyor systems and sealing tools for food industry markets worldwide.  The company became part of the US-based JBT Corporation earlier this year.