Founded in 1992 by the current owner, Trevor Jones, Apex Packaging Ltd started off small as a merchant, buying and selling packaging. Trevor had ten years’ experience in the trade, as a designer and sample maker before deciding to go alone.
The overriding experience gained in the formative first few months in business was that it was incredibly hard work sourcing what our customers were asking for. As merchants, we should have found this an easy task but in fact, we quickly realised that the manufacturers we were buying from were stuck in an age when all you could get was what was on the shelf. No one was willing to manufacture anything out of the ordinary unless you were able to order massive quantities. This was exasperated by an increase in cheap, poor quality imports from the Far East, flooding the market place.
Seeing an opportunity to improve the situation by manufacturing in-house, and offering a flexible ‘Yes, can do’ approach, we set about reinvesting heavily to buy the machinery necessary to start making boxes. Since then, we have grown into what can realistically be described as one of the countries leading manufacturers of cardboard boxes. Our client list is extensive, ranging from private individuals to the Royal Houses, and all of our customers enjoy the same excellent service. In 2014 we were delighted to have been granted a Royal Warrant by HRH The Prince of Wales.