SOLIHULL firm JaffaBox are expanding.
Concrete is currently being poured onsite, the end result of which will see productivity increasing from 500,000 boxes a day to 800,000.
Located three minutes from Birmingham airport, behind the security of electronic gates, hides what looks like a scene from a science fiction film; there, machines can produce plain and printed die cut boxes at an astonishing rate of 50,000 every 60 minutes. The complex houses warehousing that can store 1,000,000 boxes of varying sizes.
JaffaBox also majors on the environment with all the machine cardboard waste being recycled and after processing, warm air is pumped back into the building to heat the site.
The new building, once complete, aims to be totally energy efficient.
The company is run by Frank Amyes who bought it in 1978 from Louis Jaffa who had created the business in 1946.
They have recently become an ASDA UK approved packaging supplier and are pleased to show the British Retail consortium quality standard award for food packaging.