January 2014 marks Ceetak’s 40 year anniversary
In January 1974 Ceetak Ltd as a company was born; from humble beginnings the company began in a spare room of founder and owner Ray Baron, and initially supplied mechanical seals on behalf of French manufacturer Ropak.
In 1976, a milestone year was achieved; the company moved to its first official premises – a small house in Grove Place in Bedford. In the same year, an exclusive Distributorship agreement was negotiated and signed with Parker-Praedifa 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 Praedifa range of pneumatic & hydraulic seals and O-rings within the UK market.
Each year that followed brought with it healthy turnover growth and many more new employees. The business relocated to the outskirts of Elms Farm Trading Estate 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 we design and retrofit to our customers today.
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 of the North Sea and surrounding areas. 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 14000ft2 of office and warehouse space. Investments have included state of the art carousel and storage technology, an independent test and design area for Heat Sealing Technology research and development and machine build, 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.
With two service locations, over 50 employees across the company and a customer base of over 1000 customers globally, Ceetak Ltd has grown in leaps and bounds from it modest beginnings 40 years ago.
As a company we are proud to celebrate this milestone and all that has been achieved over the years and take this opportunity to thank all of our customers and staff. Here’s to the next 40 years!