Our Story

Behind every ambitious

business is their story

Here at Eastpac, we began very ambitiously, and we have a story that backs this up.

Starting in 1993 when our Managing Director, Graham Rodger purchased Kingsway Packaging, he felt had potential as a future trusted packaging supplier. He wanted to create a company that would show its customers that they care for them and their needs.

Eastpac wouldn’t just be another packaging company in Peterborough. Instead, we wanted to be more. Our business would offer quality packaging products and a level of customer service that would help us stand out from the crowd.

Company Timeline

Retail Packaging

A comprehensive range of packaging solutions for retail shops.

Industrial Packaging

From essential materials to packing systems - we have everything your warehouse needs.

Securapac

A new range of innovative transit packaging materials for online retailers.

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The evolution of Eastpac

1993

The business began; this would be the first step to a prosperous and successful future for Eastpac.

1994

The 1st member of the Eastpac team was employed.

1995

The business got too big for a double garage in the back garden, so we rented a separate warehouse. Following this, we convert the double garage into an office.

1997

Our first van driver was employed, so Graham could better focus on the business.

1998

Here we decided to rebrand the business to ‘Eastern Packaging’. The name provided our customer base with a clear indication of what we did.

2000

The turn of the millennium saw the operation move to Cavendish Street, Eastfield, Peterborough. Eastpac outgrew its previous space and chose to employ our second member of staff.

2002

A customer of ours chose to write a book, including a reference to Eastern Packaging as a supplier that ‘goes the extra mile’. We took this up as our charter to benchmark ourselves against.

2005

Once more the business was moved to bigger premises, this time to Welbeck Way, Woodston Peterborough, where we still are today.

2008

Around this time we decided to progress our success on the world wide web. We got in touch with web developers and launched our first ever website. Our new website allowed us to keep up with market changes and showcase the business.

2010

We started sending out a free pack of chocolates/sweets with every order in appreciation of our customers – a custom that continues today.

2011

A full-time rep to be ‘on the road’ was employed and in the same year the company expanded its client base. We started by offering industrial packaging solutions and joined the Bluewater Group. This group is a national company, offering power on industrial branded products while retaining the flexibility and control of a family business.

2012

In January 2012, the company acquired the retail division of Elmwood Packaging, followed by Vari dry cleaning supplies in June. Eastern Packaging rebranded as Eastpac Group.

2013

Employed an in-house accountant.

2015

Became an OPTIMAX distributer to further complement the company’s Industrial Packaging solution with a range of quality systems and machines.

2016

Launched a rebranded information Website and also joined the world of social media on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook.

2017

Launched into the world of Exhibitions by having a stand at the very first Peterborough Biscuit Business Event in our hometown. Launched our range of transit packaging – Securapac which offered superior protection of goods in transit.

Today

Today, we still have the same commitment to honesty, integrity and loyalty to customers both old and new. We look forward to what the future holds for Eastpac and hope to help many, many more companies with their packing needs in the UK.

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