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About

Croxsons is a unique, family-owned company. To put it simply, we offer the best choice of glass bottle containers, closures and decoration to international food and beverage brands.

It’s an industry we’ve been working in for over 140 years. And it’s a success that’s not just built on our heritage, with each generation of Croxson adding to the achievements of the last, but also of understanding our clients. Getting to know each and every one. And, regardless of size or scale, offering a bespoke service that completely suits their needs. We’re proud of our long-term relationships. Combining a world-class choice of quality products with first-class service from friendly, knowledgeable people goes a long way. Whilst our Head Office is just outside London, Croxsons is a truly international company. No matter where our customers are based, we provide the same standard of service through our global connections, strategically positioned in Europe, Australasia, the Far East and America. Work with us and you’ll see a different side to packaging. Encased, enclosed and impressed.

Meet Our Team

Our Timeline

1872

Founded

1872

William Croxson

Where it all began. William Croxson established his wholesale bottle merchant business in London and we haven’t looked back since.

1904

Virgin Glass

Here we began not only cleaning bottles, but also buying in virgin glass. We were buying from a company called Rockware. They’re now Ardagh Glass - and we’re still dealing with them today.

1920

First Export

First export on records. Randolph Croxson sailed to New Zealand representing England in a sports game (unknown but likely ice skating or snooker), and saw the bottles on the quayside upon arrival. It took about 8 weeks to get there; now it takes about 24 hours.

1924

First IS Machine

Glass-making pioneer Henry W. Ingle creates the first IS (individual section) machine. A new automation standard.

1968

Modern Machinery

At this stage we had over 60 staff in Bermondsey. Modern machinery meant we had to reduce it to about 30. We still have one piece of that machinery working today.

1976

First Jars Sold

Our first jars sold - one pallet into the back of a Volvo Estate. This client is now buying over 40m jars!

1985

Moved Into Alpha Place

Croxsons bought Alpha Place – our current HQ - in June 1985.

1986

Buying From Japan

We first started buying from Japan.

1996

Topped 100 Million Bottles

Our first very big UK deal, topping over 100 million bottles. We also started buying in the Far East.

1998

Middle East

Next, the Middle East. We first started buying here.

1999

Bottle Partnership

Quinn Glass (now Encirc) started a new factory in Derrylin, Ireland and we ordered our first moulds from them before manufacturing commenced. We still buy those bottles – around 200 million in total.

2000

Tim Croxson Joins

New millennium, new face. The year that Tim joined us.

2001

Gone Global

USA Office- Maine
UK Head Office- LONDON
Hong Kong Office
Australian Office - Perth
New Zealand Office - Aukland

About 15 years ago we hit 150m bottles for a global customer. The purchasing was done in New Zealand - probably the biggest deal done outside of the UK.

2006

Brand Refresh

When we rebranded. Fresh look, fresh sales.

2011

China

We first started buying from China.

2015

Stephen Croxson

Stephen Croxson, brother of Tim, began heading up our Australia sales team.

2016

New look with traditional values

Our new positioning statement ‘ A Family of packaging’, references both our unbeatable range of products and the fact that our highly-valued customers are part of our extended family.

The Croxsons logo has been brought up-to-date with a contemporary typeface and new green colour. This has been complemented with the William Croxson signature as a sign of approval.

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Sep 21st - 11:30 am
Sep 21st - 10:24 am
BBC News: How do you like your wine – with a cork or screw-cap? https://t.co/guzYOVNann - little inaccurate in places, but a good read #wmc!
Sep 21st - 08:37 am
Looking for a little #packaging inspiration....why not read our Ginscape story https://t.co/8XBApB7rsj #glasshttps://t.co/OjMM8Sz9ww
Sep 20th - 14:56 pm
UK #cider sales increase by 5.5% year-on-year to reach £1bn @FoodBev https://t.co/NpL2E5Q3bY #wmc https://t.co/hLNLQfhorx
Sep 20th - 13:04 pm
Now this is a #spread we'd all like to try! #caramel #glass #jars #wmc https://t.co/2G8C4I1H0l
Sep 20th - 11:42 am