About Us

We are a designer and manufacturer of corrugated packaging, based in Staffordshire. Established since 1977 we have been supplying businesses with high quality packaging solutions for over 45 years.

This experience has allowed us to work with a huge variety of customers in nearly every sector. We have seen, worked on and solved thousands of problems that our customers have challenged us with over these years.

This experience and knowledge guides our business strategy and investments so that we can continually adapt to our customers evolving needs.

We are fully committed to providing the highest level of product quality and service levels in the industry.






Service Excellence is at the heart of our companies values and is the key to our continued growth and success.

Low MOQ's

Our business model enables us to cater for a variety of customers. Whether you're a Start Up or an MNC, we will do our best for you.


Our Just In Time approach to manufacturing enables us to react quickly to order amends such as pull forward requests.


Our market leading machinery delivers high levels of efficiencies and enables us to supply top quality packaging at competitive prices.

Ensured Quality

We have our own dedicated quality team on site who continuously review and audit all aspects of our business from sales processes, to machine maintenance and through to our sustainability and health and safety practices.

This rigorous commitment to process improvement is reflected in our ongoing accreditation to ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management).

For more information regarding our quality systems, get in touch to speak to our team.

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Our Customer Portal

All of our customers have access to our Customer Portal. You will be provided with login details that allows you to access your companies order information in real time.

You can place orders directly through the portal, whilst additionally seeing real time stock levels, delivery schedules and production timetables.

This user friendly tool aims to make the procurement of your products easier and significantly less time consuming.

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Sales Process/Timeline

Initial Enquiry

To speak with one of our dedicated Sales Managers, you can either call us on 01270 878747 or send us an email at sales@cardway.co.uk.

During this conversation the Sales Manager will try and establish the following:

1. The style of box you are after.
FEFCO codes are the internationally applied system for corrugated packaging design.

2. The size and dimensions of the box.

3. Any print and artwork requirements.

4. The material required.
This is determined by how strong the box needs to be and if there are any print requirements.

5. The order quantities and frequencies you will require.

Design and Sampling

Once the Sales Manager has all of the relevant information, they will brief the enquiry to our design team.

The design team will use our CAD design software and plotting table to create different concepts and designs.

We will deliver the samples to you, free of charge for testing.

Artwork Creation

Once the design and style of the packaging has been agreed, the Sales Manager will supply a 2D drawing of the box called a cutter guide.

If the customer has their own design facilities, they can apply their artwork to the cutter guide.

If these facilities are not available, our designers will help create the artwork with you.


The Sales Manager will provide a quote upon your request. The quote is usually shown as a price per 1000 units delivered. There are various factors that will effect a quotation:

1. The order quantity.

2. The grade of paper required.

3. The style of box and therefore, manufacturing route.

4. The ink coverage and number of colours required.

Final Sign off And Product Activation

The final step before we proceed to manufacturing is Product Activation. Here the Production Director will conduct one final review of the design to check that there are no errors.

During this process the Sales Manager will ask the customer for final approval of the artwork and cutter guide.

Once customer approval has been received and the product has been activated we will proceed to manufacturing.

Manufacture and Deliver

After receiving a customer order our Sales Administrators will acknowledge a delivery date based on the customers requested date or on our lead time.

Once produced, we will deliver your products in one of our own curtain sided vehicles.


+12M SQM

We currently process over 12,000,000 sqm of corrugated board every year.


In 2022 we invested over £1.1million in industry leading machinery.

55K Sq.ft

Located in Staffordshire, our manufacturing site covers a total of 55,000 square feet.

+45 years

Established since 1977 we have supplied nearly every industry and application.

What we do

Dedicated Sales Team

Whether you know exactly what you want or you're new to the world of packaging, our sales team will provide the advice and support you need to create the optimal packaging solution.

In-house Design Team

Our in-house design team will work directly with you to create your perfect packaging solution. We utilise our fully computerised sample table that quickly turns concepts into physical samples for testing and approval.

High-quality Printing

We specialise in high quality flexographic printing. We have invested in the very best printing technology with our Apstar 4 colour printer slotter boasting a capacity of 10,000 printed sheets per hour.

Case Making

Whether you need a robust double walled case to protect your products in transit or a printed shelf ready pack with an easy tear strip, our two 3 colour case makers are the perfect machines to manufacture these products to the highest standard.


Our flat-bed die-cutting machinery allows us to manufacture almost any design of corrugated packaging. This versatile equipment gives us the manufacturing capabilities to back up our designers innovative ideas and allows us to produce market leading solutions.


Our newly purchased Bobst Expertfold 165 Gluer, running alongside our Brausse Multipoint Gluer enables us to glue even the most challenging of designs efficiently and effectively. These efficient machines keep our customers costs down whilst producing products of the highest quality.


We boast our own fleet of curtain sided vehicles, driven by our own experienced drivers. Our drivers are in constant communication with our office staff and they are tracked by a GPS tracking system, so that we can give our customers real time updates on their deliveries.

What our clients say

We have been using Cardway for a number of years now and the level of service is first class. Cardway always put our needs first and have been very flexible with deliveries to meet our growing demand. Cardway's on line order service is very user friendly and makes the procurement of our products so much easier. The Customer service we receive from Cardway is second to none and I'm sure this growing relationship we have will continue for many years to come

Roger W

Purchasing Manager - Food Manufacturer

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