The history of the world’s fastest box-making machine | Spectra

Lightweight, sturdy, easy to use and recyclable, the humble cardboard box is back in fashion.

The meteoric growth of online shopping has seen a surge in demand for boxes made of cardboard — or “corrugated cardboard” to use its proper name. Global e-commerce revenue has more than doubled in the past five years and is on a similar growth trajectory for the next five. 

One thing is clear, greater reliance on home delivery will require boxes and lots of them.

Here we look back at the origins and evolution of the box-making machines that are vital to help meet growing online retail demand. 

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