About us

A family company since 1989

Durham Box service a broad segment of the corrugated packaging market, our capacity and operational ability enables us to service large scale accounts from the FMCG sector with significant requirements. However, as a company that was first established to serve the needs of the smaller user, Durham Box has maintained both the desire and the ability to serve the market on which it was founded and will remain committed to supply the needs of all corrugated users regardless of spend.

Our story

Our story began in 1989 when the current owner left behind the world of selling boxes to fulfil the dream of making boxes instead (and then selling them!). So, after countless sleepless nights, a crash course in running a business, and in the middle of a recession, Durham Box crackled into life.

Originally dedicated to supplying the needs of the small volume packaging user, the business soon earned itself an excellent reputation for producing a quality product while providing a quick and reliable service. As demand grew the rented premises soon proved not to be big enough and the original machinery couldn’t cope with the increasing flow of orders. It was time to move onto the next level.

A large plot of land was quickly acquired, plans were drawn up for a purpose-built factory, new machinery was ordered and new jobs were created. With this additional space and efficient machinery there was a lot of capacity available, but again, with growing demand this was soon filled and the business needed to expand again (and again and again!). This commitment to invest has been the cornerstone of our success, always striving to develop the business to enable and encourage growth, whether that be a technological advancement, the employment of skilled people, extending the factory or increasing the transport capability.

From these small beginnings Durham Box now occupies a 70,000 sq ft factory and employs over 50 people making in excess of 20 million products per year.

Independently owned by the same family throughout our history, we have thoroughly enjoyed the journey so far and are excited about the future where we will remain committed to the ongoing development of the business.

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Our team

At Durham Box we are passionate about all things corrugated, priding ourselves on every aspect of the service we are able to offer. Drawing from years of experience within the sector, our team has the required depth of knowledge in all of the disciplines needed to ensure that your next packaging project will be a success. Our teams’ longevity of service ensures we don’t just fully understand our capabilities, but we understand how we can apply them to bring your ideas to life, so let Durham Box handle the proposal from the brief to the finished packs.

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How we can help you

Durham Box provide a single source of corrugated packaging supply and will ensure that you receive the optimum solution for your requirements.

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We strive to protect the environment in all of our processes and we are continually developing ways to improve our environmental performance.

We recycle 100% of all of the paper based waste that we generate and have reduced our reliance on the national grid with the addition of solar panels, meaning we produce over a third of our own energy requirements.

More recently we have invested in both transport, with increased capacity resulting in less journeys, and LED lighting throughout our facility, thus reducing our overall energy usage.

Moving forward we will continue to identify areas of improvement and we will act upon our findings.