Tidmas Townsend Ltd (FSC-C007915) is a family-run corrugated box manufacturer and packaging supplies specialist based in East Sussex. Celebrating over 90 years trading, the company has been supplying the south of England with both retail and industrial packaging solutions, serving sole traders and cottage industries, right up to multinational companies.
2011 saw the buyout of a local competitor that in turn led the company further in to the industrial sector and ultimately to the corrugated converting sector. It’s from here that Tidmas Townsend has experienced significant growth, with the introduction of machinery to convert a wide range of Fefco box styles including die cut and printed solutions. The company also works with a number of partners to provide bespoke protective packaging solutions in foam, EPS, LDPE and corrugate.
With an average output of over 250 tonnes of corrugated cardboard per year, Tidmas Townsend has always taken great consideration over the environmental impact of its products. As well as the implementation of complete recycling systems to handle all waste paper and corrugate, Tidmas Townsend has always made every effort to source its wide range of paper-based products from FSC-certified sources.
With an increased manufacturing output year on year, the company has taken the next natural step to become the additional link in the supply chain and attained FSC certification for itself. Tidmas Townsend gained its chain of custody certification through a registered auditor for all its bespoke corrugated products, including all Fefco box styles as well as any cut, creased and sheet board orders.
Tidmas Townsend found the process of gaining certification relatively straightforward, as Managing Director Marc Townsend explains:
“Through using a trusted Certified Accreditation Body that was recommended by one of our customers, we were guided through the entire process. This involved reviewing parts of our supply chain to ensure the necessary materials were being supplied and confirmation of this was being shown on all invoices and delivery notes. Once we had put any necessary changes in place through our supply chain, it was then time to update procedures in house, taking the steps required to be able to offer our goods as FSC and pass this acknowledgment on to our customers”.
Tidmas Townsend advises any business that is involved in the sale of paper-based products to look at certification. Not only can you take a step towards making your business more environmentally conscious, but you can improve brand awareness, customer relations and explore new avenues in business.