About Us

Imperial Manufacturing was established 20 years ago by the present managing director Mr. Walter Vigar, who started his business armed solely with a simple vacuum formed machine.

At the time, Mr Vigar was manufacturing just one item in a one-car garage but very soon he was making all Airmalta inflight catering packaging after winning a tender! This marked the beginning of a road to success for the company, which expanded steadily by investing in new machinery and in bigger premises, moving to Industrial Estates, first in Mosta, then Kordin and currently in Marsa.

Encouraged by a higher demand and a fast-growing reputation, more and more machines were purchased.  Nowadays, many established companies in Malta have their plastic packaging manufactured by Imperial Manufacturing, including Playmobil and Methode Malta whom we furnish with antistatic trays and other products which they use to export electronic parts for Ferrari and Lamborghini. Other well-known names we cater for are Airmalta, Carlo Gavazzi, Magro Bros, Rimus Riley, Busy Bee, Caffe Cordina, Golden Harvest, Stainless Steel and many more.

Another investment that was in the pipeline for many years was that of manufacturing our own HIPS material in white and even in all colours. Nowadays this kind of Material is being manufactured in-house and a large percentage of material is recycled, as the company strongly believes in contributing towards a cleaner environment. Other materials that we use are PVC and APET, which are sold for recycling!

The company has also invested in two machines that make carton cups and at the moment 2 sizes are being manufactured, sealed in packs of 100 each.
Our professional and highly trained employees do all tooling in-house, and we always produce a prototype sample so as to see whether the client query is satisfied before a full tooling is produced, including the cutters.

Throughout these years hundreds of items have been manufactured by Imperial Manufacturing Ltd: from small containers for biscuits to large trays for electronics parts; from plastic packaging for toys to insert trays for perfumes and chocolates; from antistatic trays for Ferrari parts to Jelly pot trays for Sainbury’s in England!

Imperial Manufacturing believes in continuous investment. Not solely in terms of premises and machinery but also in its employees. Most of our employees have been with us since the beginning and we take pride in their experience and quality work.

Today Mr Walter Vigar receives precious assistance from his son Brian, who administers all the office work and sales.  Together they strive hard to offer a unique pre- and after-sales service equaled by none!


Imperial Manufacturing Ltd Employees at work