The UK’s leading supplier continues to take the packaging sector by storm as it is awarded Packaging Distributor of the Year in the GHP Pharma Packaging & Manufacturing Awards 2018 for the second year running.

As a premier packaging supplier with a philosophy of employee-ownership, Kite Packaging has been continuously innovating since its formation in 2001 and the firm’s speciality is looking after large customers with complex packaging requirements, they work largely in the value added industries of automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical.

Kite’s Managing Partner, Gavin Ashe explores how the business has worked to achieve this premier packaging status, how far it has come since it began and their plans for the future:

“Founded 16 years ago, Kite is now one of the country’s leading packaging suppliers. From day one we set out to partner with customers who saw the value in a solution provider rather than just another packaging supplier. We look after some of UK’s leading manufacturers and distributors providing support and engineered solutions from the first design concept, to trials and prototypes, to packing process and customer experience, even to end of life recycling and environmental compliance.

“Although much has changed since we began, our client focus remains the same. From the moment Kite Packaging was founded, we established it as an employee-owned business so that every single employee could share in the benefits that come from giving great customer service. Our belief in employee ownership is a key founding principle of Kite Packaging because at the heart of every good long-term relationship there has to be a sense of partnership. With our employee partners, our customer partners and our supplier partners there is the simple truth that what is in the long term good of one has to be in the long term good of the other.

This has allowed us to invest in our business to build a truly great platform from which to service our customers, support our suppliers and grow our employees.”


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