The Box Factory are proud to be showcasing the results of their recent investment plan at Packaging Innovations 2019, at the NEC.Member News
The company, based in the Midlands, designs and manufactures corrugated packaging for all sectors and offers a unique stock holding facility that differentiates the company from other major suppliers in the industry.
2019 will see the next stage in a five-year investment programme which has included major developments in every area of the business. This all started with the acquisition of a new factory to house three ‘mainline’, industry leading machines with automated palletising and material handling infrastructure. Having achieved an “AA” rating for the BRC Food packaging accreditation as part of the plan, the new manufacturing facility represents a ‘super-efficient’ manufacturing environment to ensure service, price and quality are at the perfect levels for our customers.
An additional warehouse was added at the end of last year to further support the ‘Next Day Stock and Serve’ service and has increased capacity to 5,500 pallets of finished goods. The systems in place to manage stocks allow customers to save considerable warehouse space whilst feeling confident that stock levels are constantly monitored and managed. Extreme fluctuations in box usage and emergency requirements are all catered for. Developments with the software systems have been a core part of the process and all of the key functions of the business are integrated to ensure a smooth flow of information. A paperless factory environment with Shop Floor Data Screens allows instant access to production information, ensuring that downtime, waste and maintenance requirements are constantly monitored.
The recognition of a demand for more ‘niche’ solutions led to the acquisition of a speciality gluer to offer ‘self-erect’ box styles, which has helped many customers to save time (and money) in their processes. This is supported by 4 full time designers, offering bespoke designs and prototyping on a New DYSS X5 CAD Table from AG/CAD. When print requirements are a particular consideration, a Rexson Ink Kitchen mixes any colour, specific to the material substrate, on demand. A Spectrophotometer then allows the checking of colours to ensure the required Delta E score is achieved, something many large brands and retailers expect.
Neil Price, Managing Director explains “We recognise that every area of the business must continually develop and evolve as part of our drive to offer the best service to our customers. We are proud to be showcasing the business at Packaging Innovations 2019; we look forward to catching up with existing customers and meeting new companies to build relationships with”.