Queens Award for innovation
Recognised in the category of innovation for our time critical glass management tool, Packexe SMASH
Awarded a Royal Warrant in 2016 for supplying Packexe protection film to the Royal Household, in 2020 Packexe added a Queens Award for Enterprise, in the Innovation category to our name.
Recognised in the category of innovation for our time critical glass management tool, Packexe SMASH, we have been supplying emergency teams across the globe with our innovative extrication tool for the last decade.
Founded in 1989 the company have over 30 years’ experience creating protection products and as a result, continue to grow as a recognisable brand throughout a variety of industries.
Supplying our range of fully recyclable protection products to the trades, Packexe SMASH and Sharpswrap to the emergency services and infection prevention systems to healthcare and retail sectors, we are proud to be forward thinking market leaders with innovation at our core.
Identifying the limitations and dangers experienced during vehicle extrication following a road traffic accident, Packexe CEO Andrew Orchard developed SMASH to provide emergency service teams with an effective solution.
“Managing vehicle glass without a designed tool increased risk to an already challenging task” explains Andrew “with the addition of SMASH, time is saved and the risk of injury to all involved is reduced.”
The product is comprised of a perforated film designed with a specially formulated adhesive that strengthens glass by up to 42% and a lightweight patented dispenser. Applying SMASH makes glass less likely to break and prevents shattered fragments causing further injury if the glass does break. The dispenser makes the tool easily operable by one team member and the efficiency at which the film can be applied saves valuable minutes in life saving scenarios, making SMASH an essential part of kit for emergency service teams in over 50 countries.
When asked how it feels to be a 2020 recipient of the award Andrew said “to receive a Queens Award for innovation is an incredible honour, it feels great to be recognised as an innovative company and means we can share this good news throughout the company and the fire and rescue industry during these uncertain times, it’s given us a reason to celebrate!”