Leading packaging firm becomes Chamber patron

04 July 2022

An international manufacturer of specialist packaging - with links to Birmingham dating back more than 70 years - has become a patron of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC).

Schumacher Packaging – based in Marston Green - is part of the Schumacher Group, an €860m family-run business headquartered in Germany’s Bavaria region.

However, the firm’s connections to Birmingham can be traced back through nearly eight decades.

Three years ago, the Schumacher Group acquired Jaffabox – a packaging manufacturer originally founded in Birmingham by the Amyes family in 1946.

Schumacher Group specialises in manufacturing corrugated cardboard and solid-board packaging, supplying customers in the UK and mainland Europe.

As the company continues to grow, it has placed a firm focus on making its products even more environmentally and ethically sustainable by investing in state-of-the-art methods of manufacturing and packaging design.

Mike Owens, managing director of Schumacher Packaging, said: “We are delighted and excited to become a patron of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, with the opportunities and benefits this brings.

“Schumacher Packaging Limited - previously Jaffabox - has a long association with the Birmingham area, having been founded in the Camp Hill area and built up into the successful and highly-aspirational business we are today.

“In my short time within the Birmingham area, I have been tremendously impressed by the drive and enthusiasm for success shown by everyone I have met.

“Schumacher Packaging looks forward to working with GBCC to promote the real benefits of membership in a truly invigorating and ambitious region.”

Henrietta Brealey, chief executive of the GBCC, said: “Schumacher Packaging are leading the way in innovative and sustainable packaging solutions – a key ingredient for our region that’s both a centre for logistics and has aspirations of becoming an epicentre of the green industrial revolution.

“They are a fast-growing international business, but very much one with a local heart. They share the Chambers’ passion for investing in and seeing Greater Birmingham’s business community succeed.

“It’s been a pleasure getting to know the Birmingham team in recent weeks and I look forward to working with them to achieve their aims as a Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce patron.”

Pictured (left to right): Russ Ashman (Chamber head of new business), Naomi Harvey (Schumacher business development manager), Henrietta Brealey and Mike Owens.

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