Belmont Packaging celebrates its Ruby Anniversary

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​Corrugated cardboard box manufacturer Belmont Packaging is celebrating its 40th year in business.

The Wigan-based box plant, who specialise in the manufacture of small format transit cases and high quality printed SRP and display boxes, will be celebrating its historic ruby anniversary in July, making it a well-established manufacturer in the town.

Established in 1978 by Mike Moloney, Belmont Packaging has been owned and managed for the last five years by the founder’s daughter, Kate Hulley, who has given the company a new lease of life with the aim of becoming one of the leading, independent, cardboard box manufacturers in the UK.

2011 saw the introduction of the e-commerce arm of the business “Boxed-Up Packaging” which offers a wide range of off-the-shelf cardboard packaging, from house moving boxes to subscription PIP postal cartons, available for next day delivery. Boxed Up boasts a five-star approval rating on Trustpilot.

Kate Hulley, Managing Director, said: “We are very proud to be celebrating 40 years in business. From humble beginnings at the original site on Moss Industrial Estate, Leigh, we now operate from a large, eco-friendly manufacturing site in Hindley Green, Wigan. The factory is complemented by solar and geothermal technologies amongst other green credentials. This operation is supported by a highly skilled, knowledgeable and friendly team that works with a wide range of customers including some of the UK’s biggest brands.”

“We are extremely proud of our local roots - our dedicated, loyal workforce is from the local area and we will continue to fly the flag for British manufacturing for many years to come.”

Based in Greater Manchester, all Belmont’s products are manufactured using materials produced by UK based cardboard suppliers. The company invests regularly in leading packaging technologies, alongside environmentally friendly processes, and has a strong social responsibility by operating a profit share for its staff.

Recent developments in the business include investment in new facilities such as the staff cafeteria and a new car park for employees and visitors. The company has recently added to its green credentials with the installation of a geothermal ground source heating system, which will contribute between 20-30% of Belmont’s annual office heating requirements, further reducing its carbon footprint.

Over the years Belmont Packaging has worked with businesses of all sizes across all sectors including Food & Drink, Sports & Leisure and Retail. Working with brands such as Aldi, ASDA, Hallmark, New Balance and Hotter Shoes. The business continues to grow from strength to strength, working in partnership with brands across the UK for their corrugated packaging needs.