What did we do before the cardboard box?
Nowadays we all take the trusty cardboard box for granted but what did we do before it was invented? Well mostly we relied on wooden crates or barrels to be made to transport goods using the old fashioned methods of coopering. Can you imagine all the energy you’d need to put into transporting just a few items, as well as the damage that would occur when putting a wooden pallet on a horse!
Well now things are very different. After the first commercial paperboard box was produced right here in England in 1817 we have never looked back. In fact it has been the British that have spear-headed the production of cardboard packaging ever since. In 1856 corrugated cardboard was patented right here in England, and in 1890 it was the Scottish Born Robert Gair who accidently invented the first flat-pack paperboard box.
Boxtopia is proud to be part of this great tradition and as such makes all of its standard boxes in-house using flat-pack corrugated cardboard, which can then be made-up into boxes of any dimension, size and shape.
We are always striving to come up with better and more cost effective ways to transport and package your goods and if there is anything you would like to know or enquire about then please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01476 576090.