southern cross packaging

About us

Southern Cross Packaging is a privately owned company dedicated to manufacturing quality dual ovenable paperboard trays with two production sites in the UK.

southern cross packaging premises

Since 2004 the company has grown significantly with production lines and bespoke tooling manufactured in-house. We are unique in the industry in this regard and combined with our innovative approach and our engineering expertise we are able to push the boundaries of existing board tray forma to a new level.

Furthermore, our technical and sales teams take great care in ensuring that all new trays are phased into our customers’ operations in the most efficient manner possible. Southern Cross Packaging places great emphasis on the development of new markets – our pressed board trays can now be found in industries such as bakery, airline catering, retail, and foodservice.

Sustainability is at the heart of our business

We only source our board material from pulp mills who have PEFC, managed and sustainable forests.

What a tree can do:

Anything made from fossil-based material today can be made from a tree tomorrow!

  1. Wood is a renewable and recyclable material.
  2. Wood is biodegradable and stores carbon.
  3. Wood replaces materials that cause carbon dioxide emissions, growing forests absorb carbon dioxide.
  4. The energy stored in wood can be utilised as bioenergy at the end of the life cycle.

Our customers are committed to finding more sustainable solutions to meet the expectations of consumers, but also to do their part to help create a better world, for many this means switching to board packaging to lower the climate impact.

Our board trays offer up to 90% reduction in single use plastics – something worth thinking about.


  • Southern Cross Packaging is certified to BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials – High Hygiene AA Grade.
  • This system encompasses the HACCP Plan and Quality System, which adhere to industry guidelines.
  • Southern Cross Packaging is a member of SEDEX.