1974 Ceetak Was Born
In January 1974, Ceetak's owner and founder, Ray Baron, started the company initially supplying mechanical seals on behalf of French manufacturer Ropak.
1976 Forming Long-Term Partnerships
In 1976, a milestone year was achieved; the company moved to its first official premises. In the same year, an exclusive Distributorship Agreement was signed with Parker-Prädifa Germany who up until then had no presence in the UK market for their range of seals. From there began the ongoing partnership we still have today, as Ceetak began to specify and sell the Prädifa range of pneumatic & hydraulic seals and O-rings within the UK market. Each year that followed brought with it a healthy growth and many more new employees.
1985 Relocation and Heat Sealing Division
The business relocated to the outskirts of Elms Farm Trading Estate “Bedford” in 1985 to a larger, purpose built building with more office and warehouse space in order to accommodate the successfully growing company. In the early nineties the Heat Sealing Technology Division of the company was founded and work began on developing the different film sealing technologies.
2000 Aberdeen; Oil & Gas Sealing Solutions
The next expansion was in January 2000; the Aberdeen branch of Ceetak Ltd was formed to exclusively service the ever growing requirements of the Oil & Gas industry.
2007 New Head Office
In 2007, continued success and growth brought the inevitable move to larger premises in Priory Business Park and in 2011 further internal extension was required to bring a total of just over 14000ft of office and warehouse space. Investments have included state of the art carousel and storage technology, an independent test and design area, a dedicated QC and inspection department with specialist measuring and material testing machines and equipment, and an engineering design office with the latest simulation and CAD software to allow our team of engineers to design the very best sealing solutions for our customer requirements.
2017 Heat Sealing Division
Due to an increased customer base and expanding investment in people and technologies this has prompted a move for the Heat Sealing Technology Division to its own premises located separately from our Head Office. The new premises, also in Bedford, has its own storage for equipment and spares, independent test and design space, assembly area and is the foundation to the sales and support services we provide.
2017 Where We Are Today
With three company locations, and over 60 employees, the company continues to grow with support from international manufacturing facilities and a worldwide customer base relying on Ceetak’s core competences of industry leading application engineering, quality products and value added solutions.