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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. Our box manufacturing division means we have a great capacity to produce a bespoke box, any size or style. Whether you need a plain, single wall, conventional style box or a complicated die-cut, we can manufacture boxes in a variety of FEFCO styles and flutes including specialty boards with a range of print finishes. 

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 by reclaiming and recycling of corrugated boxes and ammunition cases. This was at a time of serve raw material shortages.
1960's From our traditional roots of cardboard boxes and tea chests, diversification into self-adhesive tapes begins and starts to become a significant part of the business. 
1970's The company starts manufacturing rigid boxes with corrugated cardboard box production starting soon afterwards.
Print & conversion machinery for self-adhesive tapes installed. 
1982 Office and warehouse opened at Northwich, Cheshire to fulfil the growing demand for packing in the North West.
1992 Quality and consistency continues to be very important with the Company being awarded our BSI quality registration mark.
1996 50th Anniversary of business & substantial increase in corrugated box production and product range offered.
1999 Kilby Packaging comes to life as the new trading name of John Kilby & Son Ltd.
2000 Our first website goes live www.kilby.co.uk with the introduction of the e-commerce website, offering products all over the UK, a few years later in 2008.
2016 Expansion in tape printing and converting machinery.
Introduction of plate making and design.
First digital printer installed enabling us to overprint a company’s design on our stock boxes, paper mailing bags and envelopes.
2017 Large format digital cutter added for sampling and prototyping. 
2019 Acquisition of corrugated manufacturer in Northamptonshire to increase bespoke box manufacturing capabilities and major investment in new box making equipment.
2021 Celebrating our 75th Anniversary!
Additional small format, fast production digital printer added to cover growing bespoke print demand for e-commerce products.
FSC accreditation achieved making us one of the first Packaging Distributors to offer FSC certified products.