Smurfit Kappa makes world’s largest corrugated box
Packaging giant sets new Guinness World Record for corrugated box manufacturing.
October 3, 2016
by Canadian Packaging staff
Smurfit Kappa has entered the record books by making the world’s largest corrugated box. Measuring a staggering 40 meters by 20 meters, it was designed and manufactured by a team of creative thinkers in the Smurfit Kappa van Dam plant in the Netherlands.
The challenge was to make a box big enough to eclipse the previous world record set in 2014 in the U.S.. The enormous corrugated construction, which was a feat of design and engineering, was unveiled at a special event for staff and customers at the plant in Helmond, Netherlands.
Smurfit Kappa general manager of the van Dam plant Wim Peeters 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.
“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 record-breaking box has already gone on to be recycled and will be turned into new packaging for one of Smurfit Kappa’s customers in just 14 days. The Smurfit Kappa van Dam plant designs, manufactures and supplies corrugated packaging and specializes in extra large, heavy duty packaging for a range of sectors including food, automotive and logistics.
World’s Biggest Box in Numbers
- Weight – 1400kg ;
- Number of staples used – 3,000 ;
- Circumference – 120 meters ;
- Height – 20 meters;
- Width – 4 meters;
- Length of double-sided tape – 100 meters