Caribbean Packaging Industries "Caribpack"


Established over 60 years ago in Trinidad (1954), CPI (Caribbean Packaging Industries) is the hub for Caribbean operations of Canadian Overseas Packaging which manufactures corrugated paper packaging. Other Caribbean operations include JPI (Jamaica Packaging Industries) established in 1953, and BPI (Barbados Packaging Industries) established in 1982 and Corrpak in Jamaica acquired in 2016.

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What We Do

Our main product is corrugated paper packaging best known as the ‘brown box’ originally created as a transport medium. Over the decades the corrugated industry has evolved conservatively and today largely serves its original purpose albeit in new formats.

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How We Do It

CPI has an established track record for reliable supply of a good quality product that offers exceptional value. We have a very experienced team throughout the organisation that understands the local corrugated market and has productive working relationships at many levels throughout our customer base.

Brief History

1953

Jamaica

JPI (Jamaica Packaging Industries) was founded in 1953.

1954

Trinidad and Tobago

CPI (Caribbean Packaging Industries), the hub for Caribbean operations of Canadian Overseas Packaging which manufactures corrugated paper packaging was established.

1982

Barbados

BPI (Barbados Packaging Industries) was established in 1982.

2016

Jamaica

JPI acquired local box manufacture, Corrpak Jamaica Limited in October 2016.

Company Profile

Established in 1954, Caribbean Packaging Industries (CPI) is a fully owned subsidiary of Canadian Overseas Packaging Industries with affiliates in Jamaica and Barbados, and major manufacturing units in Nairobi and Mombasa in East Africa (East Africa Packaging Industries), and three plants in the United Kingdom (Encase Packaging). Our company has grown to be one of the leading packaging suppliers in the Caribbean.

Our ISO 9001:2000 registration reflects our commitment to improving all levels of service to our customers. 

Continuous plant and equipment upgrades reflect our desire to be the leading provider of corrugated packaging in the Caribbean but, more important, are the levels to which we are committed in human resource development and improvement. We currently have over 180 dedicated and loyal employees.

The pioneering foresight of our founders continues to this day and among the many firsts with which we are credited is the design and manufacture of banana boxes in this region. This innovative culture is still an integral part of today’s CPI and we are constantly searching for ways to add value and service to our customers.

Current Operations

Today CPI manufactures corrugated containers and fittings including such items as banana boxes, soft drink trays and point of purchase display units and chipboard partitions for the separation of glass bottles.

All of our manufactured products are environment-friendly, recyclable and biodegradable. Paper discarded in manufacture is compressed, packaged and exported for recycling.

The corporate structure of CPI as the design and manufacturing centre with strategically positioned partners, Barbados Packaging Industries (BPI) and Jamaica Packaging Industries (JPI), ensure an effective supply of packaging solutions to our diverse customer base. We pride ourselves on the quality of our services and products we offer.

Many of our customers are manufacturers of household name brands; whether it be indigenous products expanding regionally and internationally, or globally known brands that are manufactured in the region.

New Machinery Acquisition

Caribbean Packaging Industries (CPI) invested heavily in new equipment over the last two years to modernise their operations to become more efficient and competitive. “We wanted a solution that could meet the quality of the market as our customers are automated and there is a need to meet the new requirements of the market. Everyone has updated their machinery to become more competitive. We had to modernise our equipment and that included site preparation and then the actual process of installation.

As the world is getting smaller we need to have state-of-the-art technology that would protect our business,” said CPI’s Managing Director, Darren Leigh.

The machinery that was acquired had to have the capabilities to improve quality and accuracy. To complement this, CPI invested in first class front end operations. Their new design centre is equipped with leading software for the corrugated industry, and supports a self-sufficient approach to pre-press design and implementation.

These seamless operations include plate making and mounting to high levels of precision, and the ability to formulate and produce any ink colour specification that we need. These improvements support our production so we can manufacture a high graphic, tight tolerance accurate product that will meet our customers’ requirements.

PARTNERS

Banks Holdings Limited

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Chefette Restaurants

Chefette

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Hipac Foods

Hipac Foods

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Massy Distribution

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McBride Caribbean Limited

McBride

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Pinehill Dairy

Pinehill Dairy

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What Our Fantastic Partners Say

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"The team at BPI was impressive and efficient at delivering solutions to meet our changing needs packaging needs."

Hipac Limited
MANUFACTURER
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"The team at BPI was impressive and efficient at delivering solutions to meet our changing needs packaging needs."

Chicken Barn
RESTAURANT

Office Address

Applewhaites,
St. Thomas, 
Barbados. 

Mailing Address

P.O Box 385 G.
St. George Post Office,
Barbados.

Store Address

Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall,
St Michael, 
Barbados. 

Contacts

Email: sales@bpi.com.bb
Phone: +1 246 425 7225
Fax: +1 246 425 2077

Useful Links

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BEC

Social Networks

Memberships

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