GWP Group

Custom Packaging Design

Custom corrugated packaging design to prevent transit damage, lower costs & enhance brand identity

Sometimes an “off the shelf” or standard box simply will not meet your specific requirements. With custom packaging, you can be guaranteed production protection where off the shelf packaging is unlikely to offer the optimum level of protection and/or the most cost-effective solution.


As such, if you are looking for custom packaging engineered specifically to suit your products, GWP Packaging has the expertise to develop bespoke designs that can offer a precise level of protection, visually striking appearance and a genuine value.

We’ve been working with GWP for around eight years. They supply all our packaging and we are absolutely delighted with them. They know what we want and when we need it, hold stock for us, and they never let us down. We feel they really understand our business, and work very hard on the relationship.

M. Barnett | Operations Manager, Consortium

Expertise in Design and Manufacture of Custom Packaging

GWP understand the science of packaging, including the need for shock protection, stacking strength, presentation and in many cases, all three.


With GWP having worked with companies of all sizes and in practically every industry – including businesses just like yours – it means you can tap into extensive expertise in cushioning, ESD protection, product presentation and cost reduction, with many successful custom packaging designs requiring combinations of all of these features.

Custom corrugated packaging design

The corrugated custom packaging design service provided by GWP allows you to source corrugated boxes, inserts dividers and specialist products guaranteed to meet any specific requirement or application. It also means you can be certain that all of your corrugated packaging offers the optimum level of performance to prevent or eliminate damage to your products.


Whatever your packaging requirements may be, GWP have the experience and knowledge to help.

Benefits of using Custom Corrugated Packaging

  • Designed by an award winning in-house packaging design team
  • Bespoke solutions tailored to your specific application / brief
  • Objective appraisal and improvement of existing designs
  • Utilisation of latest CAD software & systems
  • Engineered performance for optimum protection
  • Material and cost reduction expertise
  • High visual impact for brand enhancement
  • Range of specialist coatings and printing available
  • JIT supply on demand and inventory management
  • 100% recyclable solutions
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A Different Approach

GWP take a holistic view of the packaging issues that may be then motivation for you to switch suppliers or source a new packaging solution.


Working alongside you at every stage of the packaging design process, this will involve considering every aspect of your brief whilst using our own extensive experience. Crucially, we will ensure that any corrugated packaging we supply to your business will offer the exact level of performance required, ensuring optimum material utilisation and cost-effectiveness.


Besides the structural integrity and design, this also covers the finer points that many other companies could overlook.

Packaging manufacture

For example seams may be glued, stitched or taped depending on the style of carton and shipping requirements. Special features such as hand holes, perforations and custom made fittings may be included in the specification.


Cartons may also require printing using any of a number of possible processes or even coated with a range of specialist products for water-resistance, ESD protection or anti-scuff properties.


The result of this whole process is a custom packaging design tailored perfectly for your application; packaging with a truly exceptional level of performance, both aesthetically pleasing and in line with your budget and environmental expectations.

Free Consultation and Packaging Samples

As part of the custom packaging design service, your business can also take advantage of a free initial consultation and sampling service. Doing so ensures that every new design is the perfect fit with your requirements.


By working with GWP Packaging you can also benefit from a design team with extensive experience in the conceptual design and prototyping.

Packaging consultation and advice

This covers everything from relatively simple boxes and cartons all the way through to genuinely unique corrugated packaging for niche products and applications.


Creating a sample (or samples) before full production also ensures that any potential issues or requirements not considered in the original brief can be highlighted and addressed.


Ultimately, this process ensures that you are completely happy with your packaging, and it performs in excess of your expectations.

Custom Corrugated Packaging Images


View a selection of the bespoke corrugated boxes & packaging we have designed and manufacture at GWP. Please click the individual thumbnails for a larger view

The Corrugated Packaging Design Process

So what is the process for creating your custom corrugated packaging?


The first step of any design process will be a consultative meeting with you and any colleagues involved in the consideration process, to establish the technical and commercial requirements, and review the product to be packaged.


This will then allow a full corrugated packaging design process to be undertaken by our award winning team, closely following your brief and ensuring every requirement is considered and accounted for.

Packaging design expertise

Following this, a pre-production sample is supplied to prove each new corrugated packaging design concept will be commercially viable and suitable for the various handling / environments it will encounter.


This approach ensures that costly mistakes and errors are completely avoided before committing to full runs (and tooling) of a custom packaging design.


Finally, your chosen packaging solution will be manufactured in a state of the art production facility, guaranteeing the highest quality throughout.


This process ensures that your corrugated packaging designs, whether standard cardboard boxes, intricate retail POS displays, cushion packaging products or even corrugated spools, will be right first time, every time, eliminating costly mistakes and missed deadlines.

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Custom Corrugated Packaging Design In Action

Please watch the short video below for a brief overview of the design consultation and manufacturing processes used when producing your corrugated packaging.

Unique Ideas and Products

Equipped with the latest CAD technology and software, GWPs’ in house packaging design teams have developed a range of specialist corrugated cardboard products for numerous customer applications.


Our wealth of experience also means that we can help you apply fresh thinking in suggesting alternatives which other suppliers may not even consider. This includes combining materials such as Correx®, high performance foams and specialist surface coatings to enable a packaging solution that cannot even be produced anywhere else

Unique packaging designs

With design teams, both at GWP Packaging in Cricklade, Swindon and GWP Protective in Salisbury, having achieved industry recognition and awards for excellence, innovation and exceeding clients’ expectations, your business can benefit from a truly bespoke level of service.

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Genuinely Bespoke and Cost Effective Corrugated Packaging

If you are looking for a new packaging solution, perhaps for a brand new product, to resolve a problem with your existing packaging or to simply lower your costs, GWP’s custom packaging design team can help.


With an in depth knowledge of corrugated packaging construction and performance, our technical design team will maximise the performance – and therefore cost-effectiveness – of your packaging.

Packaging cost reduction

Bespoke corrugated packaging designed by GWP provides fully customisable solutions to meet any specific requirement or application, whilst ensuring all your corrugated packaging offers the optimum level of performance to prevent damage to your products in transit.


If you are looking for custom packaging engineered specifically to suit your product, GWP Packaging have the expertise to develop bespoke designs to offer a precise level of protection.

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Widest choice of packaging… 


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Benefits for your business… 


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Can you see how custom corrugated packaging design could help your business?