INNOVATION OF THE YEAR 

Managing Director wins the 'Innovator of the Year' Award  & 'Visteon Award for Manufacturing Innovation

Compgen Limited, a London based Innovative company, has scooped two major award for innovation for their innovative packaging closure device at the London Innovation Awards which was held at the new British Library in Euston.

Mark Sheahan, Managing Director of Compgen Ltd won the Visteon sponsored Award for Manufacturing Innovation and then went on to win the competition’s Premier Award for Innovation and was crowned Innovator of the Year.  The awards are in their 7th year of existence and are organised by London Business Innovation Centre (BIC) and sponsored by BT, Barclays Bank, Beachcroft Wansbroughs, Visteon with the Learning + Skills Council sponsoring the student competition.

Mark developed the new patented packaging closure which he branded Squeezeopen after being frustrated with hearing the age old complaint of how people have problem opening containers that are currently available on the market.  

 

''Consumers either have problems because the screw top lid has been put on too tight, the child proof locking system has locked the parent out or it is simply too complicated to open.  This has led to many consumers taking a knife or scissors to the container which then incurs in a high percentage of injuries”.

The patented Squeezeopen provides consumers with an alternative packaging solution.  The technology comprises of a lid that is a press snap fit onto the base of the container.  All the consumer needs to do is simply squeeze the side of the lid and the lid will pop off and what makes it even more special is that only one hand is needed! 

 

Jason Field, Plant Manager of Visteon commented; “Mark has developed an innovative product that Visteon is particularly keen on, and it is truly innovative. We, as a company, try to provide innovative solutions ourselves and we depend on innovation for the future”.

 

BIS award  Geneva award

INPEX award

 
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