I read the history of Autowrappers with much interest. My first project with Autowrappers was in the mid 80s when I was employed by Nabisco, Long Lane, Liverpool. Baker Perkins had laboured to develop a 4-lane creamer, collator and Rose Forgrove flowrapper to package Lemon Puff. I approached the then MD, Mike Broadfoot and Geoff Bloomfield to manufacture a collator and flow wrapper to fit onto a Baker Perkins 2-lane creamer with a view to buying 2 sets instead of another 4-lane creamer.
Mike developed the collator and I traveled by light plane from Blackpool to Norwich with the Sales Engineer and his instructor several times to see the development. I was delighted with the result, so I introduced Mike to Baker Perkins. There was Mike and I and about 10 Baker Perkins staff to discuss uniting the Auto wrapper collator with the Baker Perkins creamer. The set up was an immediate success in production. I believe Baker Perkins dropped their own collator and the Rose Forgrove flow wrapper in favour of Auto wrapper equipment.
I moved to Glaxo, Liverpool, in 1992 to manage the installation and commissioning of manufacturing equipment in the new Inhalations Building. If I recall correctly, Autowrappers engineered the can collators for the aerosol lines.