But that’s not really it.
What we really have is a 50-year history of protecting.
Protecting our customers, their products and needs, protecting our longstanding team of dedicated specialists – even as we continue to grow – and protecting the world around us. And for us, that protection goes hand in hand with creation and sustainability. If we’re not constantly innovating, reviewing and improving, then how can we stay world-leaders, in a world that’s ever changing and needs ever more protecting?
It’s a question – and approach – that drives everything we do. So much so, in fact, that today ALL of the products we manufacture ourselves are 100% recyclable. (That’s not to say there aren’t cheaper, non-recyclable raw materials we could use. We just choose not to).
And as providers of the most diverse and complete offering on the market, our entire family of protective packaging and insulation specialists is committed to our approach and our goals.
Where have we come from?
By learning, building and growing… 50 years in the UK, more than 35 years in Europe and a team who stick around on average over 19 years themselves. There’s no shortcut to the kind of experience and expertise that brings.
- 50+ years of UK experience
- 35+ years in Europe
- Total of 159,505 years of service
What are we now?
A truly worldwide service. Thanks to our network of specialists, worldwide production sites and industry-only complete offering, we can continue to protect over 5000 customers around the Europe.
15 production plants
34 countries served
What are we now?
By opening up Centres of Excellence. Headed up by our ‘captains of excellence’, our Europe-wide centres give customers direct access to the specialists they need, wherever they are.
15 production sites
One dedicated innovation centre
One dedicated sustainability centre
What are we now?
European sustainable leader. From our products and processes, to our ethos and approach, we’re proud to be leading the way in sustainability (but we know our work is far from done.)
100% recyclable foam
100% recyclable bubble
100% recyclable polylam and plank
Where are we going?
In a word, innovators. From the original Jiffy bag to 100% recyclable products and market-first processes, we keep innovating so that we can keep protecting.
100% recyclable bubble and foam
World’s first padded bag (which was also 100% recyclable)
Dedicated HD foam plant
First fully recyclable foam plank materials
So how exactly do we do what we do, sustainably?
Because we’re 100% committed to what we call our ‘circular economy’ and ‘cradle-to-cradle’ products – which basically means that none of our waste ends up in the incinerator or landfill. In fact, we have no waste. Everything is reused. And we do this in two main ways:
Using raw materials in the form of ‘granulates’ that we extrude and expand, we can create new bubbles, foams, profiles and countless other speciality products. Any waste gets fed back into the process to be used again.
We collect and sort 100% of our group-wide production waste. We then recycle everything in house (no added journeys) and reuse 100% of the scrap.
A story of our 'then' to 'now'
GEOGRAPHICAL EXPANSION AND M&A
Founded as Bubble & Foam Industries with a focus on PE extrusion for the packaging sector.
Opening branches in Romania, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland.
Management buy-out led by Jan Dejonghe and management team by acquiring Peter Deceuninck’s shares and subscribing to a capital increase.
59% buy-out by Bencis Capital to support growth strategy.
Abriso-Jiffy becomes the European leader in protective packaging & insulation.
Significant spend on facility in Poland