Kingston Carton Company are shortlisted for Manufacturer of the Year (Under £25m) in the Made in Yorkshire Awards.
As an independent manufacturer that has been trading for over 100 years, we are extremely proud to be shortlisted for this award. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of our colleagues, many of whom have been part of the business for more than 40 years.
This recognition comes on the back of significant recent capital investment, in order to keep ourselves at the top of the industry in terms of quality and service.
Whilst high quality machines are a benefit to our production, they would not be able to produce a high-quality product without the skill of the workforce we have in place.
During the coronavirus pandemic, we manufactured cartons for over 12 million pieces of PPE. In addition to supplying the packaging, we purchased several thousand pieces of PPE ourselves and packaged these to give away free of charge to help play our part in the fight against Covid-19.
Our sales have increased during the past year and we have increased our production capacity, logistics fleet, and workforce in line with this growth; taking on three apprentices aged 17 years old. We feel privileged to be able to offer apprenticeships and jobs to local people at a time when many jobs are being lost throughout the UK.
The Made in Yorkshire Awards celebrate world-class companies based in Yorkshire and the Humber, and the products they are making in the region and selling across the world. Winners will be revealed at a black-tie event at the Hilton Hotel, Leeds on 29 July.
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