Packaging giant Smurfit Kappa has set a new record in making the world’s largest cardboard box.
Measuring 40 metres by 20 metres, the box starred in an unveiling event for staff and customers at the company’s plant in the Netherlands.
Wim Peeters, general manager of Smurfit Kappa, says, “It’s not every day that you set a world record so there was a lot of excitement when it was confirmed by Guinness. We’re used to making extra-large boxes every day but this one was in a league of its own.”
The box has beaten the previous Guinness world record set in the USA two years ago. Peeters adds, “It was great to see it come together after all the hard work and planning that went into the design and manufacture. We’d like to thank everyone who came along and got behind our world record challenge. We’re looking forward to hanging our official Guinness World Record certificate on the wall.”
The company has already recycled the record-breaking box and will turn it into new packaging for one of its customers. The Smurfit Kappa van Dam plant designs, manufactures and supplies corrugated cardboard packaging and specialises in extra large, heavy duty packaging for a range of sectors including food, automotive and logistics.
The world’s biggest box in Numbers
Weight – 1400kg
Number of staples used – 3000
Circumference – 120 metres
Height – 20 metres
Width – 4 metres
Length of double-sided tape – 100 metres

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