About CBS Packaging Group

We are the experts when it comes to corrugated packaging

   About CBS Packaging Group

Celebrating 25 years manufacturing corrugated packaging.

Plants in Manchester, Essex and head office in Birmingham

CBS Packaging began in 1995, when the company first registered the trading name of Corrugated Box Supplies. During the early years, the manufacturer operated from premises in Digbeth, Birmingham.

The company started small in the corrugated packaging industry and with limited manufacturing capabilities. 3 years later it relocated to a 33,000 sq foot site in Smethwick. Further impressive growth in the industry led for the installation of new machinery: S & S Diemaster, Simon 470 two-colour casemaker and an Andrew & Sutar Gluer.

We are a fully independent family run business

CBS Packaging specialise in manufacturing bespoke corrugated packaging solutions to a wide range of industries. Whether you are looking for cardboard shipping boxes, promotional packaging, die cut packaging and other cardboard packaging products, all of our products offer protection and durability.

1996-2020

25 Years of CBS Packaging Group

1996
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CBS Packaging Founded

CBS Packaging began in November 1996, when the company first registered the trading name of Corrugated Box Supplies. During the early years, CBS first operated from a 5000 sq foot premises in Digbeth, Birmingham.

1998

Smethwick Relocation

1998 seen CBS Packaging relocate to a new 33,000 square foot site based in Smethwick. Investments were also made in our first casemaker and die cutter

2003

Kelvin Way Relocation

2003 CBS Packaging realised the potential of the growing industry and invested in a 1.6m corrugator and relocation to a 2.5 acre site with 60,000 sq foot premises based in Birmingham.

2005

Swallow Box Acquisition

A multi million pound investment programme began with the purchase of Swallow Box in 2005. The acquisition further enhanced the infrastructure of the company allowing for a distribution network to service the south of England.

2006

Swallow Box Relocation

2006 saw a new site acquired in Barking, Essex for Swallow Box to expand their operations. A year after acquisition.

2007

CPS Paper Products
Purchase

August 2007 – CBS Packaging took on the challenge of moving the business forward with the purchase of Manchester based paper merchant CPS Paper Products. With slitting and rewinding manufacturing capabilities,

2010

West Bromwich Site

Also in 2010 another chapter in CBS’s history unfolded with the investment of a new 5 acre site located in West Bromwich. With a 160,000 sq ft building, 2011 saw the installation of a 2.2m BHS corrugator allowing for production of corrugated board in house.

2012

CPS Paper Products
Relocation

In 2012 We decided to relocate CPS Paper Products to a new premises based in Eccles Manchester. This allowed the company to further its growth.

2013

Connect Packaging
Purchase

CBS Packaging purchased Essex based Connect Packaging in December 2013 to expand its growth in the UK corrugated packaging industry.

2014

£2m Connect Packaging Investment

2014 also seen a massive investment of approximately £2m in a number of conversion machinery at the Essex plant, including the JinChang 4 Colour Rotary Die Cutter and a TCY Casemaker. We also made investments in digital printing machines including a HP.

2014

Swallow Box & Connect Packaging Merge

2014 the decision was made to amalgamate Swallow Box & Connect Packaging into one.

2016

Essex Site Investment

Further investments in machinery and a new 65,000 square feet plant was purchased by CBS Packaging Group in 2016 to increase capacity, and further maximise Connect Packaging’s efficiencies.

2019

Charapak Packaging
Acquisition

2019 CBS purchase Charapak Packaging. Established in 1980 Charapak had a rich history of nearly 40 years manufacturing corrugated packaging from its facility in Alfreton, Derbyshire. The purchase was a strategic move that allowed CBS to further increase the geographic diversity and strength of our customer base.

2019

2.5m BHS Corrugator Investment

 Also in 2019 CBS Packaging installed a new state of the art 2.5m BHS Corrugator at the fully integrated plant in Birmingham, with its first start-up on the 23rd of September 2019.

2020

Pack King Absorbed Into
CBS Packaging

July 2020 CBS absorbs sister company Pack King under the flag of CBS Packaging as a logical step forward to efficiently strengthen CBS Packaging’s position in the market.

Our History

CBS Packaging began in November 1996, when the company first registered the trading name of Corrugated Box Supplies. During the early years, CBS first operated from a 5000 sq foot premises in Digbeth, Birmingham.

The company started small in the corrugated packaging industry and with limited manufacturing capabilities. 3 years later it relocated to a 33,000 sq foot site in Smethwick. Further impressive growth in the industry led for the installation of new machinery: S & S Diemaster, Simon 470 two-colour casemaker and an Andrew & Sutar Gluer.

The UK corrugated packaging industry had a significant growth. Demands for a lighter, more cost effective packaging was required, and now it’s one of the most widely used form of packaging. According to The Confederation of Paper Industries, it accounts for over 30% of all packaging materials.

CBS Packaging realised the potential of the growing industry and invested in a 1.6m corrugator and relocation to a 2.5 acre site with 60,000 sq foot premises in 2003. A multi million pound investment programme began with the purchase of Swallow box in 2005. The acquisition further enhanced the infrastructure of the company allowing for a distribution network to service the south of England.

Five years later, CBS Packaging took on the challenge of moving the business forward with the purchase of Manchester based paper merchant CPS Paper Products. With slitting and rewinding manufacturing capabilities, CPS Paper Products provide a continuous supply of paper ensuring the constant flow of production. In 2010 another chapter in CBS’s history unfolded with the investment of a new 5 acre site located in West Bromwich. With a 160,000 sq ft building, 2011 saw the installation of a 2.2m BHS corrugator allowing for production of corrugated board in house.

CBS Packaging purchased Essex based Connect Packaging in 2013 to expand its growth in the UK corrugated packaging industry.Further investments in machinery and a new 65,000 square feet plant was purchased in 2016 to increase capacity, and further maximise Connect Packaging’s efficiencies.

In 2019, sister company Connect Packaging re-branded as CBS Packaging. This allowed both sites to leverage both the integrated capabilities of both plants, and further build upon the £25m in sales turnover, whilst keeping up the pristine standard in service and quality we offer to our customers. The Essex based plant is notably BRC Global Standard for Packaging & Packaging Materials accredited, having achieved exceptional ‘AA’ graded status.

Further investments in 2019, included the acquisition of Charapak Packaging. Charapak was established in 1980 and had a rich history of nearly 40 years manufacturing corrugated packaging from its facility in Alfreton, Derbyshire. The purchase was a strategic move that allowed CBS to further increase the geographic diversity and strength of our customer base.

July 2020 CBS absorbs sister company Pack King under the flag of CBS Packaging as a logical step forward to efficiently strengthen CBS Packaging’s position in the market.