About Blue Box Design

Established over 25 years ago by Managing Director, Duncan Robertson, Blue Box Design joined the McLaren Packaging family back in 2013, adding the capability to offer our customers high end presentation packaging as part of our holistic range of paper-based products.

Our purpose built, modern design and manufacturing facility in Stirling, opened in 2018, providing an immersive creative space in which to develop the highest quality rigid box packaging from beginning to end, with our experienced team there to support every step of the way.


The story of McLaren Packaging

The McLaren Packaging story started with the vision of Jim McLaren and continues today, with the second generation, as a strong family of businesses which are 'Created with Experience', 'Inspired by Innovation' and 'Sustainable. For Life'.

In 1979, Jim McLaren founded McLaren Packaging with a clear ambition to become a specialist, independent supplier of paper-based packaging to the UK drinks sector. Through foresight and entrepreneurial vision, McLaren Packaging crafted a long-standing reputation for innovation, quality and service.

This allowed the business to grow organically, and acquire different specialist packaging companies, developing the internal expertise and knowledge to make McLaren Packaging the highly regarded and well respected organisation that it is today.

With premises in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde since inception, starting with one factory, and now consisting of four production facilities, the location has allowed McLaren to offer a successful One Stop Purchasing service to global brands.

McLaren Tubes, McLaren Corrugate and Interlok Divisions are all based in Port Glasgow today, with Blue Box Design in Stirling and Compack Cartons in Livingston, the group has production facilities across the central belt in Scotland.

Maintaining the Highest Standards

Blue Box Design is committed to working and operating to the highest standards. Our dedication to service levels and high quality and innovative products is supported by being part of accredited industry bodies.

BS EN ISO 14001:2015

As part of the company's commitment to continue to protect the environment we maintain our operations and sites to the internationally recognised ISO 14001:2015 environmental standard.

Having worked with Blue Box Design for 25 years, we have seen both our business’s grow together. The quality and capabilities in design and production have grown over the years and allowed us to continue to source locally as market demands have evolved. With sustainability at the forefront of the many challenges we face at the moment, Duncan and his team are there to help us continue to offer premium cartons and boxes, manufactured to the same high standards using more sustainable materials. The Mclaren brothers involvement in the business has offered even more alternatives for our company to source more products locally and from a family ran business similar to our own."
Managing Director and Owner, Luxury Crystal and Glass Company