Alexir Partnership

Delivering a competitive edge


Alexir Partnership is the only UK independent business in the FMCG sector that can create, package and pack products from design to delivery. Founded in 1989, Alexir Partnership has a turnover of over £30million and has over five specialist divisions offering turnkey solutions to range of brands including; Anchor, Arla, Asda, Batchelors, Hovis, Tesco, M&S, Tate & Lyle and Whittard to name a few!

To support the business’ packing operations at its Edenbridge distribution centre in Kent, Breathe Technologies was commissioned to:

  • Reduce manual handling of the products
  • Improve throughput
  • Build flexibility into the operation
  • Improve space utilisation


Breathe Technologies implemented a conveyor system to take pre-printed cartons from individual carton packing lines and merge them onto a central conveyor. Relevant codes were printed onto each carton. Cartons were then packaged and sealed into a main carton, which is sent to a pallet for distribution.


  • Installation and Integration of the separate automated systems enabled Alexir to process 800 cartons per hour
  • Minimal handling of the product has allowed Alexir to keep improving their operational efficiency and quality, as the business continues to grow.
  • Post implementation Breathe worked in partnership with Alexir’s in-house engineering team, to provide project leadership and ongoing support and training.

“Breathe Technologies were an excellent partner, their team worked closely with our own engineers to ensure the system met our exact needs.  As a result the installation and handover ran very successfully.”

Project Engineer, Alexir Partnership