The 172,000ft² facility also serves as a SmartHub packaging design and development centre for the company


Carlton Packaging has opened new distribution facility in UK. (Credit: Carlton Packaging)

Carlton Packaging, a provider of packaging solutions to online retailers, has signed up for a new distribution facility in Bedfordshire, UK.

With an area of 172,000ft², the new facility is located near Bedford with better transport connectivity across the UK.

Carlton Packaging is engaged in the designing and supplying of smart sustainable packaging materials and processes for online retailers across the UK and Europe.

Carlton Packaging director Marcus Magee said: “This is an exciting step forward for Carlton Packaging, and a vital development to ensure we continue to support online retailers throughout UK and Europe with smart products quickly from large stockholding.”

The firm, which has facilities in the UK, France, Germany and Italy, uses the new facility as the group head office and national distribution centre.

With BREEAM Excellent certification, the distribution facility is installed with 200kW of solar PV and12 EV charging points to deliver renewable energy for the site.

The new facility also serves as a SmartHub packaging design and development centre for the company.

Carlton Packaging marketing manager Lucy Bosten said: “We are making further significant investment in expanding our successful SmartHub facility within the new site with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to ensure we continue to provide our clients with the most effective solutions possible.

“We look forward to welcoming online retailers and fulfilment providers throughout the UK & Europe to this facility, to work with our in-house experts, developing sustainable packaging solutions to support their operations.”