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About us

Welcome to Kilby Packaging, celebrating our 75th Anniversary this year.

3512-Collage_-_About_Us.jpgWe are a 3rd generation, family company which has been helping companies with their packaging for 75 years.

Our success is founded on supplying high quality packaging products and services with traditional values of integrity and reliability. By listening and promptly responding to your needs we will find you innovative and appropriate packaging solutions.

Our 5 acre site is situated in South Birmingham, close to the Midlands motorway network, from where we run a fleet of vehicles. We also work closely with courier partners so that we can deliver your packaging next day, throughout mainland UK. This year marks our 8 th Anniversary of selling packaging materials online.

Quality Products and Services

We believe in the importance of excellent customer care and have an excellent track record of providing high quality products and service to create partnerships which achieve trust, flexibility and reliability. We have worked within a recognised quality standard since 1992 and are accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2015.

Stock Products – We offer next day delivery for thousands of products. We work closely with high quality manufacturers such as Vibac, Colompac, Mure & Peyrot and Martor.

Customised Products – Our In-house printing department offers flexibility and short lead times. See our bespoke section for further details on how we can provide eye-catching packaging which provides best fit for your product and reinforces your brand.

Customer Service - Your dedicated Sales Account Manager offers consultancy and advice. Find out more.

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A little about our history....

1946 Company established by John Anthony Kilby to supply reclaimed and recycled boxes at a time of severe raw material shortages
1965 From our traditional roots of cardboard boxes and tea chests, self-adhesives tapes becomes a significant part of the business
1970's Significant developments of the site. We start manufacturing cartons and corrugated cases.
Tape machinery is installed to convert and print vinyl (PVC) packaging tape.
1982 Offices and warehouse built at Northwich, Cheshire to fulfill our growing demand for packaging in the North West.
1992 Quality and consistency is very important and we are awarded our Quality registration.
Significant growth in a capabilities for printing bespoke tapes
1999 Kilby Packaging comes to life as the new trading name of John Kilby & Son Ltd
2000's Our first website goes live in 2000. Further investment in printing machinery and logistics.
2014 New brand identity launched.
Refurbishment of the site and offices including new training, demonstration and display room for our vast product portfolio.
2016 Expansion in tape printing and converting machinery. Introduction of plate making and design
2017 PRINT ME' service introduced - machinery installed to enable us to overprint a company's design on our stock boxes, paper mailing bags, and envelopes.
2018 Design office created for artwork for packaging and structural design of corrugated items
2019 Acquisition of corrugated manufacturer in Northamptonshire to increase capacity for bespoke boxes.
2021 Celebrating our 75th Anniversary