About


About Us

We are part of a group of companies that are UK leading in the packaging manufacturer sector. We are one of the largest independent sheet plants within out market sector in the UK, with sales approaching £8m and the company is dedicated to the design and production of all types corrugated packaging including corrugated boxes, counter displays and specialize in die cut packaging. We can make packaging to suit any requirement.

Connect Packaging has always had its roots firmly in Essex and was first established in 1957 under the name of Essex Corrugated Containers Ltd with one of its early customers being the Ford Motor Company in Dagenham. It became part of the Coutts Group of companies in 1995 before undergoing a management buyout in 2004 when we changed our name to Connect. In 2013 Connect was bought by CBS Packaging Group to further increase our production capacity, maximise efficiency and to keep growing our presence in the UK packaging industry. We thrive on giving our customers only the highest in quality corrugated packaging, with unmatchable customer service. With over 20 years experience in the packaging industry we strive to be first class in every department and for this reason have built lasting business relationships with our customers.

Quality Standards

With our desire to achieve excellence in the packaging industry we are always making sure we are a step ahead with our quality standards. This is shown with our accreditations in ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO14001 Environmental Management. We also obtained our BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials building on our promise of integrity, consistency and the highest quality to our customers and well being of our employees. You can read more about our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint here.

Meet The Team

We have a experienced friendly team that are here to guide and help you with your packaging needs every step of the way.
Jitha Singh
Jitha Singh
Managing Director
David Pretty
David Pretty
Group Operations Manager
Fay Pearce
Fay Pearce
Customer Service Representative
Steve Dance
Steve Dance
QSE Manager
Tony Clark
Tony Clark
Production Manager
Ralph Elmore
Ralph Elmore
Estimator
Nick Batchelor
Nick Batchelor
Structual Designer
Malcolm Woodruff
Malcolm Woodruff
Assistant Production Manager
Laura Poole
Laura Poole
Account Manager
Kirsti Chambers
Kirsti Chambers
Business Development Manager
Natasha Gravesande
Natasha Gravesande
Business Development Manager
Jon Glazier
Jon Glazier
Sales Manager
Sasha Seymour
Sasha Seymour
Customer Service Representative
Dave Acton
Dave Acton
Estimator
Darren Taczynski
Darren Taczynski
Warehouse Manager
Alison Oxley
Alison Oxley
Customer Service Representative
Kirsty Montgomery
Kirsty Montgomery
Customer Service Representative

Delivery Network

Our investment does not just stop at our machinery, we are always trying to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our delivery service. Our easily recognisably branded trucks stand out from the crowd. Including a fully fledged GPS tracking system our customer service team can let customers know accurate delivery times. This assures orders will get to there destination on time and in pristine condition. Our Artic vehicles can deliver up to a massive 64 of pallets at a time. They are also fitted with a tail lift for added convenience.

Manufacturing capabilities

We are constantly improving our packaging machinery and investing in the right technology to improve the quality, efficiency and turnaround times of our manufacturing output. Some of our machines include 2 flatbed die-cutters, high quality printing machinery with our TCY 4 colour printer, Curioni 3 colour printer and our Jin Chang printer that allows us to print on the inside and outside double passing through the machine. We also have a multi-point gluer allowing to run in line, 4 corner and crash lock bottom cases.

HOW CAN WE HELP

Connect Packaging deliver corrugated packaging solutions to a wide range of market sectors. We are a privately owned company, who through a combination of passion, skill and print capability will deliver the right packaging solution for you on time all of the time.

WHAT WE DO BEST

We help our customers sell more through innovative pack design and an understanding of the need to increase brand awareness. To meet all your needs, we offer print solutions from basic two colour print through to high quality flexo and digital print.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Our expertise in choosing the correct substrate for your needs will ensure that we are not just delivering a me too solution. All of our designs have the environment in mind. We work hard to reduce board weight and waste. We will use recyclable board grades wherever possible.