Team Fc are doing everything within our control to maintain our usual levels of service throughout the duration of this crisis.

As a responsible employer and a BRC certified company we have carried out all the necessary risk assessments throughout our business to mitigate the risk of any product contamination, risk to our staff, visitors, suppliers and the public.

I’m pleased to report that all our staff are reporting for work and are in good health, so it is business as usual from our perspective. Over the last few years we have invested in our staff training so that we have transferable skills, as you may well be aware we pride ourselves on being very flexible on the back of our supportive Team, so please give us a call if we can help you with any production issues that you may have in keeping the supply chain going.

I am very proud to say that all of our staff are making every effort to ensure that we can continue to offer the service levels that we have built our business on and I hope that if necessary that will give you confidence in these challenging unprecedented times that we are here to help if and when required.

I hope that you, all your staff and families remain safe and well.

Please do not hesitate to speak to myself or one of the team if you require any help or assistance.

Kindest regards and best wishes

For all your gluing solutions – it pays to stick with team fc

At fc cartons we have a comprehensive range of gluing machinery which has an extensive range of capabilities to ensure we satisfy our customers’ needs.

We have built a reputation based on an ability to solve problems by advancing our understanding of the nature and behaviour of all materials and profiles by adapting and improving machinery, thereby extending the capability well beyond what manufacturers thought technologically possible.

Within our Innovation Centre our product engineers deliver a level of inventive design we believe is unrivalled in the market place today.

FC is one of the very few packaging solutions businesses in Europe to invest in state-of-the-art gluing machinery which is complimented with the level of gluing applications available, we have the capability of running up to 32 glue heads in a single process with hot melt and peelable applications to improve the process of design and packaging prototyping utilising our vast expertise and knowledge.

Complex and complicated cartons require a different approach to ensure the finished product is glued in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. Several glue points can be applied simultaneously in a single step, which is then followed by adhesive bonding. Finally the product will be supplied to the customer flat and pre-glued, meaning that filling and erecting can be completed in one efficient and cost effective process.

Our folding and gluing machines feature up to 32 cold glue applicators as well as hot melt glue systems. Combined with the technical expertise of our machine operators, you can be assured that we are able to handle all of your high quality packaging requirements. If you are unsure about how you’re going to glue a carton, or even if it can be glued, then why not use our Innovation Team and Technical Development Facility. We can satisfy any apprehensions of your production team by running trials within our brand new 36,000 sq.ft. Production Hub.

Managing Director David Woodyatt commented

“Our ultimate challenge is to find ways our finishing can produce solutions which we are told are not possible within the equipment’s capability.”

We are very proud of this testimonial as it perfectly sums up our objectives: “We were told the design specification we had produced could not be finished by an automated process – fc not only provided a solution but could finish at a speed which allowed us to complete the production run on time – on budget.”

We adhere to the highest standards all within our ‘BRC AA grade’ environment ensuring we achieve the most efficient and highest quality of finishing, together with exacting standards of hygiene and environmental care so if you would like to stick with Team fc:

Breast cancer now – pink day at fc cartons

- 19th October 2019

As last year’s pink day had been such a great success, we thought it would be a good idea to do it again!

All of the staff wore pink uniform, some added pink socks, sadly the Pink wig failed to put in an appearance this year but we have it on good authority it will be back next year.

This year, over 55,000 women in the UK will hear the words ‘it’s breast cancer’ and around 11,500 women will die from it. Research holds the key to a future where all that changes. A future where women don’t have to live in fear of breast cancer. A future where women get to watch their children grow up and create a lifetime of memories with the people they love.

A future where, by 2050, every woman who develops breast cancer lives.


David carried on the theme with the Derby Trailblazers, the Div 1 team warmed up for both their double header games playing Loughborough Riders in the NBL division 1 on Saturday, before producing an emphatic home win over Sheffield Hallam University on the Sunday. The supporters all embraced the theme and they held a Pink day raffle.

Pink Day v Sheffield Hallam University

Pink Day v Sheffield Hallam University

Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed, a total of £500.00 was raised from the two events for the charity.

Jose takes Athletica to another level!

Liam ‘Jose’ Cox, Operations Director, has now been managing Athletica – the local football club we sponsor for five seasons and as you can see, he doesn’t look a day older from when he took charge.

Athletica are aiming high, lying second in the league and into the quarter final of the Derbyshire Cup, Liam commented

“Pre-season training went really well and our evening training sessions are really paying off helping both fitness and team spirit.”

Having been the sponsor of Athletica for thirteen years now, we’re privileged to have seen the development of some very talented young players who are blessed with youthful energy and fitness. With a couple of older heads to add that vital experience he manages with the same core values he uses within Team fc… ability, commitment, success, trust and ownership. Supporting the Athletica football team is just one of a number of ways we play our part in the local community; it also generates many social benefits.

Athletica celebrating whilst opening the scoring in their latest league match and inset ‘Jose’ who is planning in the hope Athletica can emulate prior successes and collect further silverware this season!



We wish Athletica continued success for the rest of the 2019-20 season.

fc cartons joins National Forest’s ambitious campaign to reach 9 million trees

fc cartons have supported the planting of 200 trees to help the National Forest Company reach a big number – their 9 millionth tree planted in the Forest so far.

The ambitious campaign, marks a significant milestone in the creation of the National Forest – the planting of the 9 millionth tree is expected to take place during this tree planting season.

Debra Woodyatt from fc cartons said,

“We are delighted to have had the opportunity to be involved and to have made a contribution to this significant achievement, I have thoroughly enjoyed all the tree planting events I have attended and it is hard to believe we have now been responsible for the planting of 642 trees it is really rewarding to think of the contribution this is making to our carbon neutral status and our local environment here in the East Midlands.”

From tree houses to The Hundred Acre Wood, trees are deep rooted in our imaginations, and every tree planted in the National Forest has a story to tell. The National Forest is inviting individuals and organisations to dedicate their own tree and contribute to a forest full of stories.

David Bourque from the National Forest said, “Through our campaign, we want to bring the forest to life with people’s individual stories. Whether this is how businesses like fc cartons have helped us change the shape of the landscape or how people have commemorated a special occasion by planting a tree that will last a lifetime (or two). Every story becomes part of the past, present and future of the National Forest.”

“Corporate partnerships are making an invaluable contribution and helping us reach our 9 millionth tree planted since we started creating the Forest in 1991. The support of businesses has a huge impact on our work and helps us to continue to drive change in our transforming landscape.”

Here at fc tree planting has made a significant contribution to our Carbon Neutral status and we will continue to support this great campaign and will of course continue with our other existing initiatives, whilst always looking for further opportunities both internally and externally to protect and extend our 12 year Carbon Neutral status and we are also aiming to become Climate Positive.