One of the Largest Independently Owned, High Volume Manufacturers of FSC® Certified Corrugated Cardboard Packaging in the UK

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CORRUGATED Box Collection

One of the Largest Independently Owned, High Volume Manufacturers of FSC® Certified Corrugated Cardboard Packaging in the UK

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WE DESIGN, PRINT, MANUFACTURE,
STORE AND DELIVER
EVERY TYPE OF CORRUGATED CARDBOARD BOX IMAGINABLE.

Multiple Large Manufacturing and Storage Sites totalling 150,000 sq ft. Strategically Situated in the Heart of the UK.

Continuously developing creative packaging solutions and cost saving initiatives in partnership with our customers.  Utilising the experience of our in house design centre and many years of manufacturing expertise.

Whatever your packaging requirements, we are able to provide cost effective, bespoke, made to measure solutions.

Get in touch and put us to the test

DESIGN Bespoke. Creative. Cost Effective.

Experts in Corrugated Construction

Our in house design team operate the latest industry software design package. Complemented by a fully computerised sample table capable of producing prototypes for testing and approval.

Our fully trained designers consider all elements of the customers design brief and apply other factors including:

- Current Market Trends
- Product Protection
- Material Efficiencies
- Environmental impact
- Transport & Pallet configuration
- Commercial Viability

CORRUGATED Regular Boxes

Regular Boxes

Highly efficient converting machinery

No tooling required

Manufactured to exact size and grade

Printed up to 4 colours in one pass

CORRUGATED Shelf Ready Boxes

Shelf Ready Packaging

Bespoke designs

‘Off the Shelf’ styles

Various print options

Cutting forme required

CORRUGATED Diecut Boxes

Diecut Boxes

Fully automatic diecutting machinery

Any style or design

Produce & bakery trays

Cutting forme required

CORRUGATED Self Assembly

Self Assembly

Multi Point Glued – Many styles

No tape required on base

Time/Cost saving on assembly

Minimum cost difference on high volume runs

CORRUGATED Self Assembly

Trays

Machine or Hand Assembly Styles

Bread & Produce

Ask us today about our interlocking ‘Corru-link’ range

Plain or bespoke printed

CORRUGATED Fittings and Inserts

Fittings & Inserts

Environmentally friendly

Bespoke designs

Replace plastic/polystyrene/foam

Flat packed – Minimising warehouse usage

CORRUGATED Display Boxes

Display Boxes

Bespoke designs

FSDU’s (Floor Standing Display Units)

CDU’s (Counter Display Units)

Lithographic, digital & flexographic print options

FEFCO Designs

Take a look at the top 15 styles or download the full style library of our made-to-measure capabilities.

We have worked closely with The Box Factory to design packaging that ensure our products arrive with the customer in perfect condition, despite the rigours of the delivery chain. The fact we can print the FSC logo on our packaging is a great message for our customers too.

David Internal Value Manager

‘Household name’ global brand, manufacturing premium products for the home

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MANUFACTURE Efficient. Automated. Consistent.

FAST AND ACCURATE PRODUCTION

Since our inception in 1992 The Box Factory has invested heavily in a diverse range of corrugated manufacturing equipment.

Equipment that we purchased in the early years was soon replaced as various technological breakthroughs in printing and feeding corrugated material came onto the market.

Today we operate with some of the most sophisticated machinery in the industry,
capable of producing high quality packaging accurately and at high speeds. Our large format, fast set, versatile machinery has revolutionised the way we produce corrugated cases.

Underlining our commitment to growth, customer service, and forming part of our current investment plan, we recently acquired a large new VEGA multipoint gluer.  This significant investment was one that has opened up new markets and provides a higher level of service to our customers, from a creative, quality, and lead time perspective. All of our manufacturing equipment is linked together via two fully automated pallet transfer lines optimising the latest available materials handling technology from Mosca and Emmepi.

A highly sophisticated computer software system (SPOCS) tracks all materials throughout the factories, incorporating real time reporting of job status and operator feedback.  Touch screens are fully utilised in all the factories and warehouses to enable our paperless system to control and collect accurate and concise manufacturing and storage data,.

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STOCK & SERVE Your Boxes. Our Warehouse.

ELIMINATE SOME CONSIDERABLE COSTS BY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF OUR MANUFACTURING AND STORAGE FACILITIES.

It's a simple case of maths...
If 10% of a 25,000 sq ft factory is taken up with the storage of packaging and the average letting rate per sq ft is £5.00, then this space is costing you £12,500 per annum!!
Why not have 2,500 sq ft of extra production space?

We fully manage your stocks so you can have the quantity you want, when you want it.

With our business being extremely seasonal, The Box Factory work very closely with us to ensure we always have stock ready to call-off as and when we need it. This is instrumental in ensuring our ever-changing demands are met.

Jon Category Buyer

‘Household name’ global brand, manufacturing garden equipment

DELIVER Next Day.

Our fleet of modern, sign written, dedicated vehicles driven by our own experienced drivers can be contacted by our office, or our customers, at all times.  Pin point accuracy is obtained via our internal vehicle GPS tracking system when required. Our vehicles range in size and capacity from curtain sided articulated lorries capable of shipping 60 pallets at a time through to large, rigid, curtain sided lorries and quick response vans.  All of our lorries are fitted with tail lifts should they be needed.

Our drivers are fully qualified in the operation and procedures of JIT and Kanban deliveries, which are successfully operated with well over 70% of our existing customers.

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SUSTAINABILITY FSC® certified

Our environmental responsibility is something we take very seriously. At The Box Factory we constantly strive to reduce our carbon footprint. This is apparent in many areas of the business and includes our certification to FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) which allows us to guarantee to our customers that materials used are from sustainably managed or recycled sources. Our commitment to the continued challenges of reducing our impact on the planet has become part of our every day internal systems. This is enforced by our accreditation to ISO 14001: 2015 for Environmental Management and we are always looking for ways to improve, right down to the recycling of our own paper cups!

The FSC standard is globally consistent and polls have shown that 69% of people would prefer to buy a product bearing the FSC logo, compared to one without. A figure that rises to 75% when it is made clear that there are no other visible differences e.g. cost, performance etc. We are pleased to offer this additional tool to our customers to help them gain an advantage in their marketplace and have the peace of mind that they are promoting sustainability.

Contact us today to discuss printing our FSC® logo on your boxes.
By buying this (product) you help take care of the world's forests FSC® C147497 • www.fsc.org

IN THE UK AS AN INDUSTRY WE REGULARLY RECOVER OVER 80% OF ALL MATERIAL PRODUCED YEAR ON YEAR

THE HIGHEST OF ANY INDUSTRY SECTOR

OUR PLEDGE

In addition to sponsoring various biodiversity projects, we plant a native broadleaf tree in the Forest of Hearts for every £100K of orders we receive

That’s about 135 trees per year

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TOP QUALITY The Royal thumbs up all round

Having continuously supplied corrugated products to a wide range of industries from the automotive to medical and food since 1992, we have been able to develop our internal management systems (IMS) to deal with the ever stringent and demanding requirements placed on us in today’s ever changing market place. This has been reflected in our successful and ongoing accreditation to ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management) and in May 2011 we obtained full accreditation to OHSAS 18001:2007 (Health & Safety Management).  Added to this list, in January 2016 we obtained accreditation to the BRC (British Retail Consortium) Packaging and Packaging Materials Standard.  This achievement consolidates our commitment to the protection and wellbeing of our customers and workforce.

Being fully committed to improving all aspects of our business we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways of achieving sustained excellence.  With continued investment in machinery, new technologies, our environment and most importantly our people, we truly believe in continuous improvement to ensure the future growth and development of our business.

HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT
OHSAS 18001:2007

ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARD
ISO14001:2015

QUALITY STANDARD
ISO9001:2015

The Royal thumbs up

THE (real life) DREAM TEAM Question them at will

The internal sales team at The Box Factory are great at managing our stocks to make sure we have what we need, when we need it. We know they will always go the extra mile for us.

Aimee Senior Buyer

Industry leading luxury floor manufacturer

Neil Price
Neil Price
Managing Director
Mike Bunt
Mike Bunt
Sales Director
Jamie Wicks
Jamie Wicks
Sales and Marketing Director
Katy Boyle
Katy Boyle
Area Sales Manager
Cassie Johnson
Cassie Johnson
Area Sales Manager
Alex Price
Alex Price
Area Sales Manager
Tom Beesley
Tom Beesley
Sales & Marketing - Enquiries
George Perkins
George Perkins
Commercial Manager
Jodie Stanton
Jodie Stanton
Internal Sales Coordinator
Vicky Smith
Vicky Smith
Internal Sales Coordinator
Bethanni Abbott
Bethanni Abbott
Internal Sales Coordinator
Laura Cooksey
Laura Cooksey
Buyer
Paul French
Paul French
Senior Designer/Estimator
Amy Dancer
Amy Dancer
Designer/Estimator
James Gofton
James Gofton
Designer/Estimator
Sam Smith
Sam Smith
Production Manager
Declan Price
Declan Price
Production Controller
Sean Snelling
Sean Snelling
Production Controller
Emily Earle
Emily Earle
Production & Transport Controller
Lorraine Watton
Lorraine Watton
Production & Transport Controller (Evenings)
Glen Smith
Glen Smith
Production & Transport Controller (Mornings)
Agata Furian
Agata Furian
Production & Transport Controller (Evenings)
Chris Earle
Chris Earle
Financial Controller
Maxine Gibbons
Maxine Gibbons
Credit Controller
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