Over 80 years of packaging expertise
At Ribble we believe in pushing the boundaries of the packaging industry with our mix of exceptional expertise and cutting-edge technology. Our aim is to reduce packaging waste and restore profit to our customers by streamlining their packaging processes.
We offer a broad range of services which solve many problems facing multiple industries including On Demand box technology, Returns management services and conventional box manufacturing.
With over 80 years in the business we have a long history of manufacturing the highest quality specialist packaging solutions. We are proud to be located in Oldham which we have called home for over 50 years. We support many local charities and try to give back to the community with regular organised fundraising activities.
At the heart of Ribble is our incomparable team of packaging experts, providing outstanding service and skills which allow us to offer our customers the best service possible.
Caring for the environment
One of our key focus areas is on the environment and leaving the planet a richer place than we found it.
All of our products are 100% recyclable and, can be used again and again through the supply chain. The recyclability of cardboard naturally means it is an environmentally friendly packaging solution. Our business is heavily focussed on not just maintaining our own standards of environmental responsibility but helping our customers to develop their packaging processes to operate more sustainably.
Our three core services allow our customers to responsibly source their packaging material, eliminate the need for excess void fill as well as stopping customers returned items from ending up in landfill.
By using our services you can eliminate the need for plastic void fill packaging and create a more sustainable packaging process while saving money at the same time.
Our History: Providing Specialist Packaging Solutions
Ribble Paper Co at the former William Calvert Cotton Mill(1800) in Walton-le-Dale
Ferry and Daisley Oldham based box manufacturer is bought by Ribble
The first 2.5m corrugator in the UK was installed at the Oldham site
Ferry and Daisley – becomes Ribble Packaging
Ribble paper mill is closed and becomes a one site corrugator and box maker
The continuous fanfolded corrugated card first introduced to the UK
Fanfold is sold extensively into the aluminium extrusion industry for construction
The UK aluminium extrusion industry contracts following pressure from cheap imports
Stephen Rector, Derek Haynes and Mike O’Hara effect a management buyout of Ribble Packaging
Major investment in conventional box making equipment to address decline of Fanfold sales
Stephen Rector effects second buyout and takes majority ownership
Ribble enters partnership with Panotec – Italian manufacturer of Fanfold converting machines
Panotec launches the Box on Demand concept – targeted at the furniture industry
Ribble extends Box on Demand into UK online retail market
Ribble invests £3.5m in new corrugating equipment and fully automated Fanfold manufacturing and stacking system
Ribble develops the ‘Restore’ concept for returns management/reverse logistics
Ribble hosts an event to launch Ribble Restore to retailers and manufacturers
Innovative Restore operation is launched
Box on Demand and Restore services each attract large retail customers