About us

who we are

1st Class Packaging as part of the Antalis group, has over many years gained an outstanding reputation for providing quality products, outstanding service and total reliability. We have built our business upon our commitment to providing the highest standards in customer care. Being a forward thinking and proactive company we respond efficiently and positively to all of your packaging requirements.

Our product offering includes both standard and bespoke packaging solutions. Bespoke items can offer you safer, more secure packaging and can not only help reduce the amount of storage space required but can also reduce transit costs due to a reduction in weight, shape and size. We tailor the design, material and structure of your packaging to suit your product needs.

As part of the global Antalis merchant group, you can be assured that we have the strength and resources to deliver. Antalis are the world's largest paper merchant and are one of Europe's leading distributors of industrial packaging materials. We are able to utilise the groups size, scope and sustainable buying power to pass on savings and efficient solutions to our customers.

Our Products

We provide quality products at a competitive prices alongside branded products such as Sancell, Sealed Air and Jiffy. Many of our standard stock items can also be personalised to suit your business requirements, this can be through textual or colour changes or with the addition of a company logo. Our comprehensive standard stock range includes:

Corrugate
Tape
Stretch Film
Polythene
Protective Packaging
Postal Packaging
Pallets and Strapping
Packaging Systems

We specialise in bespoke corrugated solutions and have full computer aided design facilities available so we can produce innovate design concepts from your brief through to prototype samples for your approval. Please contact us to discuss your bespoke requirements.

Our Services

At 1st Class we offer services that can strengthen you business. We like to be able to follow our three rule process to tailor services to suit you:

KNOW THE BUSINESSS
To manage customer expectations and be able to provide relevant services and a dedicated Account Manager that would have appropriate industry knowledge, it is vital that we understand your business, its functions and your distribution channel.

UNDERSTAND THE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to meeting the outlined needs of your products, 1st Class appreciate that customer and service requirements can also encompass company targets to minimise waste, rationalise packaging, manage stock or reduce costs.

PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS
After gaining an understanding of your products and processes, we can then make relevant recommendations to improve the protection, design, sustainability or efficiency of your transit packaging. Please see our Services page for a detailed list of services available.

 

Benefits

Reduce

Reduce the amount of unnecessary money spent, not only on your packaging but on transportation and storage costs as a result of ineffective purchasing

Eliminate

Eliminate surplus waste by rationalising your packaging and utilising more appropriate materials that are able to fulfil your product, storage and transportation needs with no compromise on quality

Personalise

Tailor your packaging to suit your business and products needs, whilst strengthening and reinforcing your corporate image

 

Scope

As part of the Antalis merchant group, 1st Class are able to effectively utilise the groups sustainable supply chain and network of resources to provide customers outstanding value.

We believe that added value is just as important as value for money, so not only offer value to customers through promoting economical pricing but also through offering value added services. Our Antalis Partners include:

 

Core Values

1st Class adopt the following values:

  • Respect local & add value with global
  • Success through ideas and partnerships
  • Trust and respect
  • Sustainability
  • Passion, success and pride

We understand the importance of packaging products in allowing you to keep your own promises to your customers, which is why we take our promises to you so seriously. From the moment your order is taken, 1st Class do everything possible to make sure your order is delivered, on time and on spec.

With a network of strong logistics capabilities, information systems, experienced resources and great customer service attitude, we are confident in providing a service customers expect and deserve.