Our vision is to build enduring, successful relationships with the world’s leading manufacturers through our unique blend of collaboration, innovation and service.
Our process of collaboration starts with curiosity. We look for the challenges our customers may be experiencing and we consider how we can make improvements. We ask the probing questions. Then we make it our business to work closely with customers to engineer those problems away. These win-win technical partnerships lead to a stream of innovative niche products that improve both businesses.
We work in partnership with a global customer base that includes market leaders and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) from a variety of innovative and dynamic industries.
Innovation at Synnovia requires deep problem-solving skills and considerable resilience. We learn through the rigorous process of experimentation. For us, the path to breakthrough technology is lined with failures and learnings, each one of these essential for inspired innovation.
Our intellectual property is driven by our experience designing and manufacturing specialist products efficiently to the highest quality specifications. We challenge ourselves to design and manufacture the best possible solution for niches where the needs and solutions are highly specific.
We listen to our customers, take advantage of the latest technologies and we keep our promises. That’s because we’re in this for the long term. We care deeply about our service reputation and live by it to ensure our future success.
Synnovia has the following innovation platforms – that is product groups underpinned by proprietary materials, manufacturing and design technology.
Integrated plastic bearing technologies
We are the world leader in integrated plastic bearing solutions. We design and manufacture moulded plastic ball bearing solutions. More than just a bearing, our engineered solutions integrate multiple components and functions into a single moulded part to reduce production steps, decrease weight, save space, improve performance and extend product life. We provide engineered solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and market leading companies for a variety of applications.
Automotive, security cameras, conveyors, home appliances, office machines, ATMs
Hose mandrel technologies
We manufacture plastic hose mandrels, which are long, high-specification rods used by the manufacturers of hydraulic and industrial hoses in their own manufacturing processes. Our mandrels, hose films and lubricants are used by rubber hose manufacturing companies worldwide to put the “hole in the rubber hose”. We solve the most demanding problems in hose production.
Hydraulic hose mandrel, high performance hose film
Construction equipment, mining equipment, automotive
Specialist packaging solutions
We are the UK’s leading innovative packaging manufacturer for sacks, bags, liners and pouches. With our patented features, we address issues such as risk of contamination, cost reduction in the logistics chain and entrapment of customers’ products. We manufacture specialist polythene bags and films for faster filling, efficient processing and superior protection. Our high performance industrial and food packaging are used where high strength, tear and puncture resistance are critical requirements.
Food packaging, animal feed bags, industrial films and bags
Box making and die making solutions
We are the world leading manufacturer of creasing matrix, a product used in the manufacture of cardboard boxes, to facilitate accurate high quality creasing prior to folding. With sixty years experience in research, development and manufacture of creasing materials, we were the first, and remain the most precise manufacturer of creasing matrix to the print and packaging industries. We also produce a wide range of other consumables and accessories in the box-making process.
Creasing matrix, rubbers, printing accessories
Cardboard box manufacture, point of sale products
London, United Kingdom.
Faisal is a founder shareholder of Synnovia and Director of the Company. He has worked for and with manufacturing companies for over 20 of the last 30 years. He spent 7 years working in private equity with Capricorn Ventures International and prior to that was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, and was a managing director of a specialist consulting subsidiary of Deloitte & Touche. He is a graduate of Oxford University and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Faisal was also chairman of Broker Network Holdings plc, an AIM listed company.
Group Finance Director
Nicholas, who is the Group Finance Director, joined Synnovia in October 2005. Previously he spent 10 years working at Deloitte & Touche, initially in audit and then in corporate finance, where he worked principally on financial due diligence for manufacturing businesses and lead advisory work for the private equity industry. He also worked at the Bank of Nova Scotial in leveraged finance and is an ACA accountant.
Jonathan joined the team in 2015, bringing with him over 20 years of leadership experience in niche, high technology, engineering and manufacturing. He was previously CEO of AESSEAL plc, a company specialising in the design and manufacture of mechanical seals and support systems selling products in over 110 countries. Throughout his time at AESSEAL, Jonathan was responsible for developing and maintaining a world class manufacturing and supply chain along with a number of international sales subsidiaries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Jonathan has a first degree in Physics, an MBA and is a graduate of the INSEAD Advanced Management Programme.
Simon Shenton joined C&T Matrix as Managing Director in March 2011 and has been involved with manufacturing companies within the print and packaging industry for over 20 years. Prior to his appointment at C&T Matrix, he worked for Italian paper manufacturer, Fedrigoni Group, both as Export Director based in Italy and as General Manager in the UK. Previously, he held commercial positions with ArjoWiggins Group, both in the UK and internationally. Fluent in Italian, Spanish and French, Simon holds a Masters Degree in International Business and Languages from Heriot Watt University.
Ian Smith is the Divisional Managing Director of Flexipol. He joined Synnovia in November 2014 following the acquisition of Flexipol Packaging, where he was a founder member of the board. Ian has over 40 years of experience within the flexible packaging sector and has previously worked in various commercial roles at Nyborg Plast (Denmark) and Gelpack Industrial.
Dave joined Synnovia in August 2008 as Managing Director of Bell Plastics. Prior to joining Synnovia, Dave was Global Business Manager of OM Group and subsequently also took the role of General Manager of Borchers GmbH in Langenfeld, Germany (a business OM Group acquired from Lanxess in 2007). Previous roles included Business Manager Octel Corp (now Innospec ) and European Marketing Manager ISP Corp (now part of Ashland). Dave holds a BSc in Advanced Chemistry.
Tony has been the Regional Director of Synnovia in China since 2014. He has over 20 years of senior management experience with manufacturing companies. He has held financial leadership and General Manager roles for several European and US investments in China including John Crane, Electrolux and Wabtec. Prior to that he was a lecturer of Management Science in a Management College in Beijing. He has an MBA from Monash University in Australia and holds a PhD degree in Arts from The Communications University of China.
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