The origins of Jaffabox go back to 1946, when Louis Jaffa began selling boxes as a private trader. In 1978 the current owners bought the business and operated from small premises in Kings Heath Birmingham. During this period the company had limited manufacturing capability and were primarily involved in recycling of cardboard boxes.
This completely changed with the rapid expansion of the business over the next few years and it became necessary to move to new purpose-built premises at Cato Street Nechells in order to expand manufacturing operations. Further expansion in box manufacturing and the need to install new machinery resulted in another move in 1988 to a new custom built 35,000 sq ft premises at Devon St Nechells.
The continued expansion of the business throughout the 1990’s went hand in hand with further investment in new box making machinery, delivery vehicles, computerisation and waste management systems.
In 1998 the directors took on the challenge of moving the business forward into the new millennium by approving a multi-million pound investment programme.
During 1999 this resulted in the purchase of the latest state-of-the-art computer set box making machinery and the building of a new 80,000 sq ft factory on a five-acre green field site adjacent to Birmingham International Airport close to the NEC.
Conscious of the need to reduce waste and its effects on the environment, the company continued with its box recycling operations and installed an advanced waste handling system. This ensured that all cardboard waste was collected for recycling , any dust particles were removed and during winter the warm purified air was piped back into the building to provide a reduction in the overall energy required for heating.
Over the following decade the company’s turnover steadily increased, additional staff were employed and extra production machinery was added to keep pace with the increased demand.
More recently a new building extension has been completed to house a fully automated Gopfert printed die-cut production line, a new state-of-the-art BHS corrugator and a fully automated high speed Mitsubishi Evol casemaker. The BHS corrugator provides for in-house production of corrugated board and combined with the Gopfert and Evol machines has allowed the company to enhance its product range and reduce box manufacturing lead times.
Jaffabox are recognised within the industry as being a progressive forward thinking company with one of the most modern box manufacturing plants in the country and were honoured to be awarded “Packaging company of the year” at the UK packaging awards.
The changes made over the years to keep pace with technology improvements has been one of the factors in attaining such awards and in attracting new customers, many of which are large UK companies who are household names in manufacturing, food processing, distribution and publishing.