Managing Director, Stephen Miller comes from a multi-generational family background in packaging. Whilst his great grandfather worked in sales and this set the tone for what was to come, the original packaging business was founded in the late 1930s by Stephen’s grandfather George. It was called G.B. Miller & Son Ltd, and was based in Dublin.
George’s son Geoffrey then took over this business from his father in the 1960s, and during his tenure, his business model was to act solely as an agent for other brands including Exxon Mobil, WR Grace, British Rayophane, Montedison, and Lexan, and to grow the company whilst demonstrating knowledge and trust. Geoffrey brought his son Stephen into the family business after he had finished College.
G.B Miller &Son Ltd was sold in the early eighties to Axzo Nobel a leading Norwegian multi-national.
Stephen Miller Ltd was formed in 1995, and then Stephen Miller Packaging Ltd in 2005, so that the business could be split up into hardware/machinery and adhesives/consumables
“Over the last 25 years, we have been supplying packaging machinery and materials to industry in Ireland. Our clients range across the broad spectrum of companies, both in terms of size and business activity, and we pride ourselves on consistent quality of product and service to all our customers.”
In early 2019, recognising the need for a more integrated solution for their customers, to incorporate both machinery and consumables together, Stephen and his partners began developing a new machine which could offer really high quality packaging for the Irish manufacturing industry, with a cost approach that is now proven to save businesses much more money in the long term than the other solutions currently on offer. This solution was the Vorteck machine, and so the Vorteck brand was born.
And whilst there are two separate businesses online now, Vortek Packaging Machinery and Stephen Miller Packaging which looks after the consumables (hot-melts, films etc), Stephen is at the heart of it all, ensuring that the complementary elements of both businesses can be offered to customers in a much more streamlined manner than before, offering even greater value with a consistently high service level.
“Over the years, we have set up partnerships with top European manufacturers and industry leaders who have proven track records in end of line solutions, providing optimum value with highest quality performance. Whether it is a stand-alone stretch wrapper or an integrated palletizing and pallet wrapping line we can provide a solution. The Vorteck brand will consolidate the ethos of quality and honesty synonymous with the Miller name.
“We pride ourselves in having one of the most versatile packaging company offering solutions, and not just with the machinery but also the expertise in servicing our machines and having the specialist knowledge of packaging supplies and accessories built up over many years.”
“In tandem with this, because our Engineering Department has such enormous experience in Project Management, Plant Layout, Installation and Service, we know that with Vorteck we can deliver a solution second to none.”