New Design and Manufacturing Facility

Based in Scotland, Blue Box Design’s new state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility has been officially opened by Karen Betts, Chief Executive, Scottish Whisky Association. A specialist designer and manufacturer of bespoke presentation boxes for Scotch Whisky and luxury products, Blue Box Design received Regional Selective Assistance through Scottish Enterprise for the £3 million project.

Managing Director, Duncan Robertson said, “This new 20,000 sq ft facility at Broadleys Business Park greatly improves our ‘speed to market’ for our customers by reducing the packaging development cycle time from concept to delivery. It will expand our production capacity significantly and enable us to retain highly skilled staff while creating new jobs in Central Scotland. We see tremendous long-term value in a facility centrally-located within Scotland, between Edinburgh and Glasgow, close to the major operations of the whisky and food industries.”

Blue Box Design is a subsidiary of Port Glasgow-based premium drinks industry supplier McLaren Packaging which employs over 150 staff with annual revenues in excess of £20 million.

L to R: Blue Box Managing Director, Gordon Duncan; Scottish Whisky Association CEO, Karen Betts and Donald and Michael McLaren, Directors of McLaren Packaging.