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The Holmes Mann name has been part of the Yorkshire packaging scene since it was established in 1890 by Jonas Holmes to produce rolling boards for the vibrant textile trade that was booming in Bradford at the time.

But times have changed and our business and industry has evolved. Holmes Mann now stands as a specialist packaging company. We believe we are experts in our craft and we are proud to live up to our title as “the packaging professionals”, ensuring our reputation for professionalism is upheld in everything we do.

130 years on, Holmes Mann is now a 5th generation family business, with the current MD, Barny Holmes.

Our repertoire of products and services has expanded since the company’s birth. We offer,  Cardboard Boxes, Packaging materials, Adhesive tape in all formats including paper in both plain and printed. And much much more.

We also have been a the main UK distributor for all Siat packaging machinery for over 35 years. Covering sales, service, spare parts for both national and international customer.

For all your packaging needs, Holmes Mann has got it covered.

“The business has a great track record and a good reputation for its products, with a vibrant approach to thrive in today’s very competitive marketplace and with that build a strong base for the future.”

With all those years behind us, we’ve racked up an impressive looking CV.

Here are some examples of intriguing packaging projects:

  • We designed and produced ammunition style cases for Pinewood Studios UK for the Xmen 1st Class movie set.
  • Our largest packing case was made to pack gas separators from Abu Dhabi. The crates were the cubic size of a modern starter home, 40 feet in length and 14 feet in height. We assembled the crates on our client’s site, around the gas separators and required a police escort to the docks.

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