Our Story

Welcome to APL Packaging, the home of high quality packaging.


Our aim is to help you buy the best packaging in the easiest possible way.



The early days!

APL was born in 1987, when we started to design and produce retail packaging. At that time Nick Varlow started as Anglo Packaging Company, which is where "APL" comes from.
The business grew quickly, and Anglo Packaging Ltd was incorporated in 1988. We built our first website in 1998, And yes! the home page said “Click to Enter”! Everyone thought that websites needed a front door in those days!



Online orders take off!

We launched the first ever packaging e-commerce site that really worked -and customers actually used - in 2002. We initially used a mind-numbing piece of software called Actinic. The site took 12 hours to upload using a dial-up connection! Fortunately, technology, and our spannering, moved on quickly. Our first Online Order was on the 11th July, 2002. (Thank you Celia H!)
Things moved so fast that we moved from Hove to Worthing to buy our bigger warehouse in 2004, and we built our lovely bright offices at the front.



Easy online ordering for plain and printed packaging!

Online ordering for print quickly followed in 2005. This was another world first, this time for ordering printed packaging online, and it continues to go from strength to strength. In 2008 we changed our name from Anglo Packaging Ltd to APL. (we found that’s what people were calling us!) We now concentrate entirely on online packaging sales and rapid turn-round printed packaging. It’s proved to be a good decision. It suits the times, and the business continues to grow.

We are expanding year on year by meeting our customer needs. We operate from our own modern warehouse and offices in Worthing. All our goods are stocked in our warehouse so there’s no waiting. We carry out all our own fulfilment, which makes us ultra reliable.

APL supply plain packaging, and we supply printed packaging. Plain packaging will always be delivered next working day to anywhere in the UK (Unless you're on an island or in Highlands) when ordered by 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Printed packaging will normally be delivered from 7 working days from proof of approval. It’s simple, economical, and quick.



Why buy from APL?

  • We offer the lowest delivery threshold in the industry, free delivery on all orders over £60!
  • We use top class carriers, DPD Local, giving you a 60 minute delivery window for your order.
  • We have a simple online ordering process that works from any device.
  • We offer the quickest turnaround time on printed carrier bags, from 7 working days from proof of approval


We know our industry and business inside out and we are eager to pass this benefit on to you. We are knowledgeable and wanting to answer your questions and needs. We are always pleased to receive your comments, please email info@aplpackaging.co.uk.

Company Registered in England No. 6736803Company VAT No. 943 1313 50

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