About us

Cambrian Packaging is a privately owned and well-established supplier of plastic packaging solutions in the UK.

We specialise in trigger sprayers, along with plastic spray bottles to suit, as well as stocking a comprehensive range of bottles, dispensers, caps and closures.

Spray bottles are manufactured in the UK in tooling owned by Cambrian Packaging and we’re pleased to be the exclusive UK distributor for two leading trigger spray head manufacturers, in addition to offering imported alternatives. Our expertise in plastic packaging solutions for products dispensed by spray allows us to work closely with customers to advise on their requirements across numerous industry sectors and provide the right product combinations to meet specific challenges.

We strongly believe the best results can only be achieved together. While we each have defined roles and responsibilities, it is teamwork and experience that sets us apart and allows us to achieve the best possible plastic packaging solutions for our customers.

Meet the team

Adair – Sales Executive
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Callum – Sales Executive
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Dan – Commercial Director
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Lloyd – Sales Executive
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Mike – Managing Director
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Stuart – Sales Executive
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Neal – Customer Services Manager
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Tyler – Sales Executive
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Services

ORDER BY 3PM FOR NEXT DAY DELIVERY

Our extensive stockholding means that we can deliver orders of existing stock quickly. Standard orders received by 3pm are despatched for next working-day delivery.

DELIVERY TO SUIT YOU

Talk to our Customer Services Team to arrange a delivery that best suits your needs. Charges may sometimes be incurred.

FORWARD ORDERS

We understand that storage space can sometimes be a challenge, so we’re happy to accommodate your forward orders, providing a formal order is in place.

INDUSTRY-LEADING SAMPLE SERVICE

We know how important samples are to your decision-making process – order before 3pm to receive your complimentary samples on free next-day delivery.

DIP TUBE TRIMMING SERVICE

We stock trigger spray heads, mist sprays and lotion pumps with all common lengths of dip tube. But if none suit your chosen bottle, we can trim them to suit – saving you time and money.

Cambrian Packaging Timeline

  • 1993 - BUSINESS ESTABLISHED IN NEWTOWN, POWYS

    Cambrian was founded by current chairman Martin Simpson and his son Michael, both of whom were new to the packaging industry.

    Our early days saw us stock and distribute bottles and jars for the hair and beauty industry, all listed in our priced catalogues. We rapidly developed a reputation for ‘best-in-class’ products and steady growth followed. Cambrian soon became the trusted packaging partner for companies of all sizes and across a diversity of sectors.

  • 1999 - MOVE TO UNIT 32

    Running out of space to meet the ever-growing demand, we relocated to a much bigger facility on the Mochdre Industrial Estate in Newtown. Plastic bottles are bulky to store!
  • 1999 - CAMBRIAN SECURES UK DISTRIBUTORSHIP OF CANYON TRIGGERS

    Canyon Europe is the leading UK manufacturer of trigger spray heads, and since 1999 we’ve been the exclusive UK stockist and distributor of their products. To this day we enjoy a strong and positive business relationship.

  • 1999 - GUALA DISTRIBUTORSHIP AWARDED TO CAMBRIAN

    As the 90s drew to a close, we also became the sole UK stockist and distributor for another leading manufacturer – Guala Dispensing. Guala is known for snap-on trigger spray heads, and our twenty-year partnership has seen both companies go from strength to strength.

  • 2000 - A BOLD START TO THE NEW MILLENNIUM

    Cambrian marked the millennium by investing in our first tooling for an HDPE bottle. The resulting 1000ml specialist soap bottle is still sold today.

  • 2002 - THE INTRODUCTION OF A BEST SELLER

    In 2002, we received a commission to design a 1000ml plastic bottle to dispense toilet cleaner. The result was an angled neck bottle that is still in our top ten best sellers today.

  • 2003 - ANOTHER FIRST: PET TOOLING

    We received a brief from a nationally recognised brand to create a 500ml PET spray bottle for their new range. The resulting line is still going strong.

  • 2005 - THE ‘PHASER’ AND ‘SUMO’ SPRAY BOTTLES COME TO LIFE

    During the mid-noughties, Cambrian purchased the tooling to create two further trigger spray bottle designs. The resulting ‘Sumo’ (300ml) and ‘Phaser’ (750ml) bottles are still available to order today.

  • 2006 - A NEW TRADITION ESTABLISHED WITH THE ‘SEVERN’ JERRY CAN

    Cambrian’s naming convention was established in 2006 with the naming of our 1L jerry can after the river that flows through our hometown, Newtown – The Severn. Many of our proprietary products now carry Welsh place names.

  • 2007 - ACQUISITION OF CONTAINERS DIRECT

    After years of healthy cooperation, we acquired Newcastle-based Containers Direct, a fellow distributor of bottles and containers. This move strengthened our supply lines and allowed us to expand our product range.

  • 2007 - SECOND WAREHOUSE SET UP

    The year ended with the purchase of a second warehouse, enabling us to store more bulky plastic bottles. Warehouse 2 is now used for storage of selected product ranges.

     

  • 2009 - ‘ELAN’, OUR MOST POPULAR TRIGGER SPRAY BOTTLE RANGE IS BORN

    During 2009, we established tooling for our most popular trigger spray bottle range – the Elan. Available in 500ml and 750ml sizes, the Elan range quickly became a favourite for retail products due to its attractive design and positive ergonomics.

  • 2012 - ‘SNOWDON’ TOOLING COMMISSIONED

    A growing requirement for 1000ml waisted plastic spray bottles prompted us to invest in tooling for the Snowdon range – a range that has been in demand ever since.

  • 2014 - 1000ML ‘ELAN’ SPRAY BOTTLE VARIANT ADDED

    Early in 2014 we expanded the ‘Elan’ range to include a 1000ml bottle. This created the first family of spray bottles spanning 500ml to 1000ml.

  • 2014 - ‘BRECON’ IS LAUNCHED

    2014 saw us successfully extend our own-mould products beyond the spray world once again, with the launch of the ‘Brecon’ range of rectangular plastic bottles, perfect for industrial requirements.

  • 2014 - WELCOMING THE THIRD GENERATION

    In August, Cambrian welcomed Adair Simpson into the fold as Account Manager – the first of a third generation of Simpsons to contribute to the success of Cambrian Packaging.

  • 2014 - ‘CONWAY’ TOOLING COMMISSIONED

    Development of the now highly popular Conway range took place as a result of a specific customer requirement for a distinctive spray bottle design in small sizes (300ml and 500ml) with a choice of necks.

  • 2015 - A UK FIRST WITH FLAIROSOL

    Our specialism has always been in spray dispensing, so we were thrilled to become the sole UK stockist of the cutting-edge Flairosol range, a system of airless 360° spray dispensers and bottles.

  • 2016 - NEW YEAR, NEW NAME

    During 2016, we re-branded as Cambrian Packaging to reflect our evolving focus. Over the years, our range had diversified into all manner of packaging and our old name, ‘Cambrian Containers’, no longer reflected our offering.

  • 2016 - CUTTING THE RIBBON ON OUR ONLINE SHOP

    Later in the year, we launched our first e-commerce facility. We continued to refine the shop late into 2016 and then pushed it live on our new website.

  • 2017 - 500ML CERI TOOLING COMMISSIONED

    Tooling for our ‘Ceri’ range of 500ml and 750ml plastic spray bottles was completed in spring 2017 and immediately found favour with national brands.

  • 2017 - ECYCLE™

    As international concern mounted over sustainability, we responded by specifying a new breed of cylindrical and spray bottles, made from 100% recycled plastic.

  • 2017 - INTRODUCTION OF EASYSPRAY

    In 2017, we were pleased to introduce a unique thumb-operated trigger head to our range. This spray head reduces actuation effort by 50%.

  • 2014/2018 - GROWTH OF TRIGGERS AND FLASKS TRADE

    Our focus paid off! Research undertaken in 2014 showed that our supply of trigger spray heads and bottles had grown from 26% to 45% of turnover since 2014.

  • 2018 - 500ML & 1000ML PET CYLINDRICAL TOOLING COMMISSIONED

    Late 2018 saw us invest in tooling for 500ml and 1000ml PET bottles in the classic cylindrical design, especially popular in the auto care sector.

  • AUTUMN 2019 – NEW WEBSITE COMMISSIONED

    As the decade drew to a close, we celebrated by commissioning a new website. Increased demand and an ever-growing product range meant that we had outgrown our old site.

  • January 2020 - LAUNCH OF NEW WEBSITE.

    At the start of the 2020s, the new website was launched, further improving our user experience by making it easier than ever for customers to find their perfect packaging solution.