Comprehensive packaging solutions

Award Winning Packaging Specialists

McLaren Packaging is a specialist supplier of award-winning, paper-based packaging to the UK food, drinks and luxury goods sector - delivering sustainable, premium solutions to leading brands.

Your design aspirations, environmental goals and quality targets can all be delivered by our complete range of products, manufactured in Scotland by our expert group of companies.

Created with experience.
Inspired by innovation.

Sustainable. For Life.

Trusted by leading brands

Specialists in Drinks Packaging

Our roots are in Scotland's famous distilleries. In 1979, our founder launched McLaren Packaging to supply corrugated cardboard packaging cases to the whisky industry.

We've since used our decades of experience and expertise to expand our range of drinks packaging to presentation boxes, cardboard tubes, quality cartons and more - winning multiple awards along the way.

We're proud of our longstanding relationships with some of the UK's finest whisky and gin producers. We're trusted by market leaders to deliver on innovation, quality and sustainability whilst maintaining commercial confidentiality. Whilst you'll see our packaging on a wide range of household names, we take pride in our discreet approach.

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Our Full Range of Packaging Solutions

Ten different sized round and shaped presentation tubes on display in the McLaren factory
McLaren Tubes

Round and shaped tubes

Corrugated cardboard product tray on display in the packaging factory
McLaren Corrugate

Corrugate and solidboard packaging

Two people in a retail outlet looking at rigid packaging for luxury drinks
Blue Box Design

Bespoke rigid presentation boxes

Worker handling packaging divisions in the McLaren manufacturing base
Interlok Divisions

Solidboard divisions

Cardboard frame packaging on display in the McLaren manufacturing base in Scotland
Compack Cartons

High quality cartons and multipacks

Cardboard cartons in a large open box
All Products

Choose from our full range of paper-based packaging products

Sustainable. For Life.

We all have a responsibility to minimise the impact of our activities on the planet, at home, and within our respective businesses. As manufacturers of quality products, we understand that you need to evidence and communicate your sustainability commitments to your consumers, just as we need to do with ours. So, we're here to work together, to innovate and action a Sustainable For Life approach in delivering our packaging whilst fulfilling your goals.

We’re working hard to reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint.

Take a look at some figures from just one of our solar installations which helps to power the manufacture of our cardboard corrugate and tubes:

times larger solar install than average UK residential home
kwh of electricity produced per year by McLaren Packaging (enough to power 161 homes)
tonnes of carbon prevented from being released into the atmosphere each year

The McLaren Packaging Experience

Experience packaging design, innovation and manufacturing in an immersive and unique way.

We actively encourage creative collaboration between our experienced teams as we guide you through the development process from concept to delivery.

Through this collaborative approach and knowledge transfer, we bring to life your new packaging design - on brief, on time and within budget.

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We have worked with McLaren Packaging now for a number of years for everything from corrugated whisky cases through to high end presentation boxes. The products they supply have always made the grade and continue to impress both us as the customer in terms of lead times and design assistance and the clients we have worldwide in customer satisfaction. Along with many thousands of cartons at a time, we also have a frequent requirement for small numbers of high end items of packaging that McLaren can handle equally well in a timely fashion. Increasingly as the business grows, the need for a one stop shop has become apparent and with one supplier and one point of contact to work through, it has made a huge difference to the success of meeting orders in turbulent times. With a fast turnaround from the design phase through to delivery McLaren make the grade."
Founder & Owner, Scotch Whisky Distillery
Bringing a completely new product to market is never easy, however McLaren's have taken all the hard work and made it look simple. Their support on product specification, colour attainment & on line co-packer quality has been fantastic. As a family run business, they have no functional silos, offer a very hands on approach which I love."
Head of Packaging, UK Drinks Company
We have been successfully sourcing divisions from Interlok divisions for well over 20 years and we have found them to be a dependable partner who can be relied upon to deliver on time, in full and with no quality defects. Despite the problems of a global pandemic Interlok still continued to supply to the same high levels and their experienced team at Port Glasgow show a passion for what they do."
Category Purchasing Manager, Global Drinks Group
We have worked with Compack for over 20 years now. The reason for the long partnership is that their attention to detail is incredible. The quality of boxes and consistency of colours that we receive is the best we have seen. The team are also very attentive and will always do what they can to help us out. It is rare to find a supplier that will produce consistently high quality products over such a long period but Compack have done that for us.”
Owner and Director, International Food Company
We have been working together with Duncan and his team at Blue Box Design for over 12 years now and we continue to build on this great relationship. Our aim with Blue Box Design was to create a luxurious high end presentation box which would showcase our luxury product, to our global markets – this has certainly been the case."
Operations Director, Luxury Fabric Brand