1817: Paperboard is born
First commercial paperboard box produced in England.
1890: BPIF Founded
British Print Industry Federation founded.
1906: Kellogg's Uses Cartons
The Kellogg Company is first to use cardboard cereal cartons.
1920: Benson Founded
Benson Box Company is founded by the Benson family.
1926: Plastics Injection
Eckert and Ziegler patent first commercial modern plastics injection moulding machine.
1933: Commercial Synthesis
Crawford at ICI develops first commercial synthesis.
1934: Liquid Packaging
Gable-top milk carton invented.
1940s: Frozen Food Packaging
Packaging developed for frozen food.
1954: Polypropylene is Born
Polypropylene is invented.
1975: Folding Cartons
In 1975 Benson moves into Folding Cartons.
2000: Benson Relocates
Benson moves into its current headquarters at Bardon.
2003: Anti-Counterfeiting Required
World Health Organization estimates that the annual earnings from substandard/counterfeit drugs is worth over US$32 billion.
2004-2009: Benson Expands
Benson makes three trade and two order book acquisitions.
2000-2010: Benson Invests
Benson invests over £22m in world-class equipment.
2001-2011: Benson Grows
Benson delivers over £40m of organic growth.