A Birmingham businessman who tired of being unable to find suitable packaging without ordering in bulk has created a fitting solution to his troubles.
Clive Urwin, the owner of Birmingham direct marketing fulfilment company Parade Marketing, has launched a new company, Fitted Box, to produce madeto-measure cardboard boxes with no minimum or maximum quantities.
Mr Urwin said: "We were getting very frustrated with the fact that so often we wanted a particular sized box and we were limited to either ordering it in bulk - which involved long lead times - or buying an illfitted box off the shelf, which can look unprofessional."
Mr Urwin began to research box manufacturing and, eventually, found a machine that could produce different sized boxes quickly.
"It takes 15 seconds to change the size or shape of the box on the machine so we can produce something at the exact size, quickly and in small numbers if required." Mr Urwin hopes Fitted Box can save many companies the frustrations that he himself suffered.