Cepac Case Study

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The Company

Cepac, is the UK’s leading independent corrugated packing producer. From state-of-the-art alternative, to conventional corrugated packaging, they have achieved their market leading status by becoming the pioneers of innovation, performance packaging and print solutions.

Operating across four UK plants, a programme of continued investment has enabled the innovation and growth that supports Cepac’s core values. The ability to exceed expectations is based around harnessing the latest technologies and materials, building strong relationships with their customers, suppliers, and stakeholders.


Cepac are committed to future proofing their business, investing in the infrastructure to streamline, safeguard and support their operational processes. As part of a planned investment, Cepac were looking to invest in an Access Control system. The overall objective of the system was to provide additional security around their operations.


At the core of the Access Control system is TouchStar’s MicroTrak Evolution software. TouchStar’s own Evolution software, a modular based access control system provided the user interface. Designed around an IP addressable controller, the proximity card system is plugged directly into Cepac’s existing network.


TouchStar worked closely with Cepac to manage the installation, ensuring a seamless rollout of the new solution.

For the installation, TouchStar designed and planned the initial installation around a single site. Once the system was successfully installed, the solution was then subsequently rolled out to the remaining three sites, each of which independently linked to TouchStar’s core “Evolution” Access Control software. With the system being new, the only additional work required was populating the new system with the staff, a straightforward process which took no time at all for Cepac.

Results and Benefits

Since the initial implementation, Cepac have now unified all operations under one single software source. Not only does this allow them to streamline the management and support of their access control system, but they are also now able to administer all sites remotely from a central location.

Since the installation, TouchStar’s Access Control systems have continued to evolve, with further growth and development of both the hardware and the portfolio of solutions. This will ensure that Cepac will continue to invest in a solution that will meet their needs both now and into the future.