| Understanding our heritage
is fundamental to a comprehension of how we create packaging.
Concept was founded in 1993, but the roots of the business go
back to the 1950’s when Founding Director Derek Hallam
was already involved in rigid box and paper tube production.
At Field packaging - now MPS - Derek oversaw the introduction
of round tube manufacture and its large scale roll out into
the rapidly developing whisky market.
Predicting the future trends and growth in the liquor market
as well as other Luxury market sectors Derek created Concept
in 1993 with Son Chris. Between them they pioneered the introduction
of mass produced shaped tubes into the spirits market.
||To mass produce shaped tubes
involved inventing an efficient and effective method of manufacture,
developing a complete system to shape and form the tubes and
then patenting the whole process.
This system was successfully developed in quick time, enabling
the creation of wonderfully shaped tubes which exploded onto
the unsuspecting spirits market.
Move forward 20 years and shaped tubes are ubiquitous in the
global spirits market. Concept now produce tubes on three continents
through their respective manufacturing partners, including successfully
exporting a complete tube making system to China (see Singleton
|In that time over 40 million tubes have been
produced for premium brands such as Jack Daniels, Singleton,
Buchanans and Bushmills.
During this twenty year period Concept have developed a global
network of licensees and manufacturing partners originating
from our home town of Bradford to as far afield as Santiago
Chile, Shanghai China and Chattanooga Tennessee. In addition
we have developed a portfolio of patents and other intellectual
property as well as building an incredible bank of invaluable
knowledge, expertise and experience.
Concept have continued to invent and create new products. The
latest invention being a system to supply rigid set up boxes
as flat components for easy assembly. Patented in Europe and
The United states this process offers significant supply chain
economies, improved graphics, reduced lead times and a UK and
Global supply base presenting Brands with endless possibilities
and potential for show-casing high quality unique luxury boxes
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We have developed an ever growing portfolio of innovative designs
and constructional shapes taking the environment and sustainability
into our thinking along with manufacturing and supply chain
Our ability to automate our thinking along with our systems
for easy packing and product fulfilment coupled with strategic
partnerships both in the UK and globally mean we can offer a
seamless transition from brief to shelf.
Whether the project is bespoke or requires a fully automated
system Concept will bring your packaging to life
Sadly Derek is no longer with us but his influence and legacy
lives on. His vision 50 years ago has helped position Concept
strongly for the future where the current team have picked up
the challenge and continue to create and invent with passion.