Packaging design and manufacturing

Decades of Packaging Expertise

The McLaren Packaging family of companies offer decades of packaging expertise at every stage of your cardboard and paper packaging journey. From conceptual design, through to sampling, manufacture and delivery, we're proud to offer unparalleled customer service.

It’s in our nature to help you meet and exceed your project targets, goals and budget. First time, every time. Our experienced teams will take your brand knowledge and add innovation and technical expertise. The result? Packaging of exceptional quality.

Be part of it. Use our packaging designers expertise to present your product at its best and protect its' journey to your customers.

One Stop Purchasing

We understand that time, resource and cost efficiencies are key requirements of all businesses.

To facilitate this, we offer a ‘One Stop Purchasing (OSP)’ solution to meet your all packaging needs. And there's zero compromise on quality.

With all our manufacturing based in Scotland, and the full end-to-end process on-site, we're in a unique position to provide you with an OSP service to add real value to your business.

Streamline your purchasing by taking advantage of our case assemblies. Order your presentation packaging - cardboard tubes, cardboard cartons or rigid boxes - with divisions packed inside and corrugates for protection. All supplied on a ‘just-in-time’ basis.

The benefits are numerous and easily measurable. You can reduce suppliers and cut costs for storage, logistics and management time. All whilst reducing the number of vehicle deliveries and environmental impact.

It's our winning packaging solution.

Choose Tubes
Choose Rigid Boxes
Choose Cartons
Add Divisions
Add Corrugate
Finished Delivery
Innovative Packaging Designers

The creative process of packaging design can be the most rewarding, but also the most challenging, with many elements to consider.

Our expert packaging designers are here to guide you through the process. It’s what we do.

We understand that you need a timely process. Our experienced packaging design teams act promptly and pro-actively in response to complex enquiries, whether it's a FEFCO code (the internationally applied system for corrugated packaging design) or customer-specific brief.

With detailed and experienced advice and guidance for pack sizing, material selection and print & finishing, you benefit from an innovative, knowledgeable and quality process at all stages of design and manufacturing.

Expert Packaging Manufacturing

Manufacturing high quality cardboard and paper packaging is at the heart of our operations.

We continually invest in the process to learn, lead and deliver packaging manufacturing solutions that are time efficient, cost effective and kinder to our planet.

Lean manufacturing is not just a phrase at McLaren, it’s a culture that is embedded within all our companies. It’s a key part of how we are Sustainable. For Life.

The McLaren Packaging group operates across six sites, totaling over 220,000 square feet, in Central Scotland.

We consistently invest in new capabilities and technologies across the businesses to support the long term growth and success of our packaging customers.

Reliable Worldwide Delivery

It's critical to us that our packaging products are delivered to their destination on time and in perfect condition.

That's why we invest in logistics as much as we do design and manufacturing.

Our dedicated logistics teams across the group carefully manage the delivery of all packaging products for customers throughout the UK and internationally, within agreed delivery schedules. Volume, frequency and transport methods are optimised to help minimise our impact.

Each pallet is barcode tracked by the stock management system ensuring control and traceability at every stage.

Our Commitment to Our Customers
  • Innovation. Thought leadership in packaging product design and attracting the best talent.
  • Quality. Designing and manufacturing technically superior and aesthetically inspiring paper and cardboard packaging.
  • Service. Delivering what we promise every time, giving our clients guaranteed peace of mind.
  • Sustainability. Expertise and knowledge to advise on how to achieve packaging environmental and sustainability goals.
  • Investment. Continually investing in our business to support the growth of our customers.

Benefit From Our Expertise & Know-How

Single supplier for end-to-end process to deliver premium packaging to present and protect your product.
Extend your brand experience through innovation-led sessions with our design and manufacturing teams.
Access to a creative and technically-tested and secure packaging design, all rooted in sustainable design principles.
Shared responsibility to care for the environment through considered paper-based packaging solutions.
Value-driven packaging through consistency of delivery, quality of product and resource capacity.
Access to industry knowledge and innovation to challenge and progress brands outputs.
Knowledge sharing through a collaborative and transparent approach to minimise risks.
Lean procurement methods for you by accessing multiple packaging solutions through one independent group.
Quality assurance accessible at all times with all manufacturing taking place in Central Scotland.
Flexible, reliable and trustworthy local support chain for speed of delivery to meet market demands.

The McLaren Experience

Experience our design, innovation and manufacturing in a unique, immersive way.

We actively encourage creative collaboration. Allow our experienced teams to guide you through the development process from concept to delivery. Together we can innovate to bring your brand to life.

And with all our packaging manufacturing sites here in Scotland, you can visit to see the full process in action!

Our Sustainable for Life ethos is embedded within the McLaren Experience:

We take a considered and principled approach to sustainable design, functionality and material selection.

Our lean manufacturing, efficient transport options and One Stop Purchasing offer better commercial decisions for peace of mind and a gentler impact on our planet.

Be part of the McLaren Experience for the finest paper and cardboard tubes, bespoke rigid presentation boxes, quality cartons or high graphic corrugate cases.

Talk to us about packaging!

Great supplier - always on time with a speedy response to escalations. We have built a great relationship, friendly yet professional.”
Procurement Manager, Global Wine & Spirits Company