Every day’s a school day

Many thanks to Johanna and Tony from Billerudkorsnas for bringing their cartonboard school roadshow to Herbert Walkers today.

New for some and a refresher for others but nonetheless interesting and informative for all.


More Commitment to Recycling

Herbert Walkers have joined the BPIF Packaging to Recycling scheme illustrating our commitment to recycling and the promotion of sustainable cartonboard packaging.

No More Foil to Landfill!

Herbert Walkers are delighted to announce that we have achieved zero foil to landfill status for all of our foil waste.  The scheme is sponsored by the BPIF and managed by our partners Prismm Environmental and ensures that all of our foil waste that previously went to landfill is now recycled for energy production.

Packaging Innovations 2018

Herbert Walkers once again showcased their luxury packaging range at Packaging Innovations 2018. With plenty of samples of BRC food-grade packaging, foiled and embossed boxes for luxury brands alongside many other samples of cosmetics and confectionery packaging.

Andy Christie, Sales Director commented, “Visitors are always looking for innovative ways to package their products so our range of special finishes were once again a hit at the show. They were keen to learn about the in-house special finishes we offer, in particular foiling, embossing and print over foil. Retail packaging nowadays has to be practical but have real shelf appeal and we are one of the few UK providers who have the ability to control the whole process in house.

Hotel Chocolat renews packaging contract

Hotel Chocolat has renewed the contract with Herbert Walkers Ltd, to produce their core packaging for the next two years. Herbert Walkers will be producing packaging for the popular Sleekster cartons and the H Box range.

These two formats are available all year round and are also used for seasonal products. Herbert Walkers is ideally suited to producing high volume premium packaging requiring special finishes having an extensive print and in-house finishing operation. This in-house capability means that Herbert Walkers control the whole production process from design to shelf. The process is therefore quicker (than involving several suppliers) and is more flexible.

But why Herbert Walkers Ltd?

Andy Christie, Sales Director at Herbert Walkers explains why they are a good choice for high end retailers looking to differentiate their product lines. “Regarding in-house finishing we have more expertise, superior capabilities and greater capacity compared to any other packaging company in the UK. This means we can push the boundaries with embossing and foiling and produce some outstanding finishes for our clients’ packaging – enhancing their brand presence and making them stand out on the shelf”.

“Our extensive in-house capability is attractive to clients who want to trial new ideas. We regularly hold Innovation Days for clients to make use of our in-house die making facility.”

The Sleekster and H Box products are available at Hotel Chocolat stores throughout the UK and can also be bought on line at http://www.hotelchocolat.com

Contact us for more information on Herbert Walker Innovation Days or read about our excellent range services Here .

Finishing services a hit at Packaging Innovations 2017

Herbert Walkers stand was once again popular with visitors to Packaging Innovations 2017 (More info).  Examples of both standard and luxury packaging produced at the Yorkshire site received plenty of interest from visitors, keen to find new and innovative solutions to showcase their products.

Andy Christie, Sales Director comments “We were particularly pleased with the interest shown in our embossing, die cutting and foiling services. As we are the only packaging company in the UK that can offer these services in-house, visitors were keen to learn more about the breadth of services we can provide – all under one roof. We spent much of our time talking about the benefits our clients enjoy such as speed, quality and flexibility –thanks to these services.”