The Packaging Hub Profile

The Packaging Hub was formed during the middle of the recession in October 2010 by George Banks and John Hudson, both former service suppliers to Waterford Crystal. The company provides innovative presentation packaging as well as everyday packaging to a wide variety of industries which include crystal, ceramics, drinks, confectionary, general food and giftware.

The Packaging Hub is a very progressive business, securing contracts of supply in Eastern Europe, the USA and China, the model of being able to support their customers in their key locations has brought significant growth and helped to secure40 jobs with the promise of more to come. The company ambition has seen growth from €0 to just short of €9 million in7 years and is a tremendous achievement.The next phase of growth is now underway, the business will move from its current 4000 sq. Ft. facility into a building that is some 44000 sq. ft. however that is only part of the story, the site was secured from the IDA with the help and support of Enterprise Ireland. There will be a huge undertaking to renovate and upgrade this building which will include taking the off the roof, increasing the height of the building by 6 meters and then putting on a new roof. This vision and foresight helped to secure a contract with international healthcare business Bausch and Lomb to manage all their raw materials for their production facility here in Waterford.

The Packaging Hub listens to their customers and potential customers to understand what their problems, needs and wants are and then look to offer solutions and although packaging is the driver for the business, customer problem solving is at the heart of what we do.
Customers such as Waterford, Ornua, Fortnum & Mason, Harrods, Selfridges, Lily O’Brien’s and Rathborne Candles all enjoy the benefit of working with a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to helping them and to see The Packaging Hub continue to succeed.


Contact Details:

Phone: 051 352 824



Address: Unit 3, Belvedere Business Park, Tycor, Waterford