Packaging Supplies started life with offices in Ashford, Middlesex and was very much a family run enterprise. By 1986 the business had grown into new larger premises, making way for the introduction of a range of standard packaging ancillaries such as tapes, void fill and polythene products, to compliment the bespoke packaging offering and the storage/call off model. The new premises also gave Packaging Supplies the room to broaden their range of services even further. In 1990 they added a fulfilment service to the business which included pick, pack and despatch.
In 2000 a sister company was formed called PackMe Ltd.
PackMe had a creative flare and started to design and manufacture children’s activity packs, aiming their business towards a slightly different market.
Both businesses maintained an emphasis on quality products and services, with a personal, friendly approach to their customer service. This has enabled them to grow steadily over the years.
Packaging Supplies began exploring new ways to expand the packaging side of the business and in 2006 Tim & Stewart acquired a packaging company in South Oxfordshire. This operation specialised in shipping boxes, both off the shelf and custom made, along with a range of warehouse consumables, targeted at industrial shipping and storage.
With the knowledge and expertise gained over the previous 38 years, Packaging Supplies has developed into the business we see today. It is firmly established, in the area of bespoke corrugated packaging solutions as well as other forms of custom-made cardboard packaging including carton board and rigid boxes. We still of course, offer our extensive fulfilment services to compliment this and the storage and call off facility.
We now categorise our business into 3 areas, offering a complete service:
Plastic Free Packaging Shop – a comprehensive packaging shop with free next day delivery on standard products including cardboard shipping boxes, postal packaging and food packaging. Packaging Supplies online product range is entirely based around Plastic Free packaging that has a high recycled content and can be recycled or composted after use. We are firm believers in Positive Packaging for our environment and so have developed a product range with this in mind.
Custom Packaging – specialising not only in bespoke corrugated packaging for industry, but also other forms of cardboard such as folding cartons and luxury rigid boxes tailored for retail and ecommerce. Our custom packaging also covers acetate cartons, sleeves, printed bags, printed tape, protective inserts and machinery.
Services– Include fulfilment, packaging design, inventory management, logistics and a bespoke remote ordering and stock monitoring system.
From the success of Packaging Supplies and PackMe, combined with the collective knowledge and experience gained, we have now opened up a specialist food packaging division called Takeaway Packaging. This operates independently from our PackMe site in Berkshire. Takeaway Packaging covers all aspects of fast food packaging both through their online shop and their bespoke branding services. Their range includes everything from printed napkins to printed food delivery or takeaway boxes.
Takeaway Packaging have an emphasis on using sustainable packaging materials and strive to offer as many recycled, recyclable and biodegradable products as possible.
PackMe continue to successfully design and manufacture children’s activity packs which are supplied to many of the major restaurant chains, individual food establishments, car dealerships, airlines, rail companies and independents. PackMe have updated their product range by swapping all plastic activity bags with recyclable paper bags.
As a group, we work closely together to offer our clients a complete, reliable and friendly service.