Long-standing box and packaging manufacturer in Yeovil, A Stevens & Co (Yeovil) Ltd, trading as Stevens Boxes has become part of Remous Print from November 1st 2022
The company can trace its beginnings back to 1896 when it was incorporated to manufacture packaging for Yeovil’s massive glove manufacturing industry.
It eventually came into the ownership of the Stockwell family with 3 generations having worked in the business, with both Peter and Richard Stockwell operating the company for the last 30 years like their father and grandfather before them.
Steven’s Boxes has a strong base in plain cartons and printed cartons supplying many local and national brands and the synergy between the two family businesses soon became apparent.
‘When I first approached Peter we soon found many of the company values were similar, client-focused, quality first, and in-house production. I wanted to see the Stevens Boxes name continue for many years to come having been around for over 125 years so far!’
As part of Remous Group the company will move it’s manufacturing to the newly built Remous Print Facility in Sherborne just 8 miles away, Remous built the 12,000 sq/ft premises in 2019 as Alan wanted to create a print specific ‘smart factory’ combing it’s three sites at the time.
‘Covid has been a challenge for many businesses, ours included but we are fortunate to have a great team, great machinery and great customers, and with Stevens Boxes becoming part of our company we can further grow our packaging production’
The investment sees the arrival of another die cutter, which will add capacity for printed and plain box production.
Remous Print provides Graphic Design, a full suite of litho and digital print services as well as a complete in-house bindery and two box gluing lines. Servicing everyone from small businesses locally to national brands.