Manufacturer of Flatbed Cutting Formes / Die Cutters


Established in March 1983

Crosspak Limited is a UK manufacturer of flatbed cutting formes / die cutters. These are used to press out corrugated board to produce packaging, cartons, and point of sale displays. We also produce cutting formes for producing gaskets, foam, various thin plastics and even carpet patterns. We also offer a reknife and repair service for existing cutting formes.

Most of our cutting forme production starts with a design process using the latest Kasemake software. Our production then moves on to our automatic rule bending machine and CNC router. This enables accuracy and quick turnaround on orders of cutting formes. This machinery, combined with high quality plywood, steel rule and ejection rubber used in our process, makes us proud of our finished product.

At Crosspak Limited, we pride ourselves in our quality, reliability and offer a quick turnaround on cutting forme manufacturing. We are happy that we can offer these high quality materials used in our production whilst remaining competitive. Our experienced team at Crosspak Limited are delighted to still be supplying cutting formes to customers we first knew nearly thirty years ago!

Cutting Formes


In March 1983, Crosspak began cutting forme production working from a small unit in Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Traditional die making processes were used, such as hand bending of steel rule and hand cutting of plywood. After approximately five years, the business was expanded and moved to a more spacious premises in Hasland, Chesterfield. The larger work space was essential in keeping up with more modern processes involved in Cutting Forme / Die Cutter manufacturing.

From the year 2000 2004, the company focused on investment in modern Die Making machinery. Our first major investment of this period was the purchase of the Serviform Unica bending machine. This was followed by the addition of a 2500mm x 1500mm Pacer CNC router. Both these purchases were a major advance in our manufacturing techniques, meaning quicker turnaround of cutting formes and the ability to work to much tighter deadlines.

Cutting Formes protected


For any Cutting Forme quotes, you can send drawings to Files can be sent in either CF2, DXF or AGD format. If this is not possible then quotes for cutting formes can be done using a hard copy drawing with dimensions. These can be emailed to the above address, or faxed to: 01246 200 183. We would also be more than happy to welcome enquiries face to face (please see contact details)

Here at Crosspak we have a large local customer base, delivering cutting formes to Derby and all of Derbyshire, but also to customers further south such as those in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Leicester, Leicestershire and those further north in Sheffield, Manchester and Yorkshire. Smaller cutting formes can of course be posted or sent via courier.