A Modest Start

Great Little Box Company Ltd. (GLBC) began operations in 1982 with a 5,000 square foot plant in Burnaby and only three employees. Although the early 80’s were a challenge for business operators as a whole, the company successfully persevered under Robert Meggy’s leadership. By establishing ourselves as an innovator in the industry and focusing on customer service, GLBC started what would become its long history of growth and expansion.

Growing, Growing, Grown

Between 1984 and 1996 GLBC made a series of four moves to and within Richmond. As we grew, we required larger facilities and in 1996 we made the move into a 140,000 sqft location in Vancouver and a short ten years later, 2006 saw the move to our current 250,000 sqft facility on Mitchell Island.

In addition to head office expansions, GLBC expanded into other markets in the region through the opening of three sales and distribution offices. The first branch to open was Victoria in 1992 followed by the 1998 expansions of the Kelowna Branch in June and the Everett Branch in August. In 2019 GLBC continued to expand to service Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba with the addition of a satellite office in Alberta.

Expanding Services

GLBC strives to offer customers innovative solutions for all their label and packaging needs. In keeping with this philosophy, GLBC established a moving supplies division in 2004, a label division in 2006 and with the acquisition of Ideon Packaging in 2020 a digital print and packaging division. Our product and service offerings help to meet customer needs and distinguish us from the competition. Our inhouse structural design and prepress teams allow us to provide custom corrugated boxes and retail displays, foam protective packaging, folding cartons, labels and we distribute a full range of shipping and moving supplies.

Through multiple acquisitions over the past fifteen years, GLBC has acquired the equipment and capabilities to expand our services and become experts in more than just boxes. From product labels, retail cartons and shipping boxes and so much more, our in house experts will be able to provide you with the packaging solutions you need.

Great People Make all the Difference

Of course, none of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of our employee team. We encourage and support ongoing skills training and career and personal development for our employees. Our employee profit sharing plan reflects and reinforces our commitment to employee empowerment, motivation and employee success.


  • 1982 – GLBC was born!
  • 1984 through 1996 – Four moves to larger facilities to and within Richmond to accommodate growth
  • 1992 – Victoria Branch was opened
  • 1996 – GLBC moved to 140,000 sqft location on Chester St. in Vancouver
  • 1998 – Kelowna Branch was opened
  • 1998 – Everett, Washington Branch was opened
  • 2004 – Moving Supplies Division established through acquisition
  • 2006 – GLBC moved into current 250,000 sqft built-to-spec. location on Mitchell Island
  • 2006 – Label Division established through acquisition of C. Davis Enterprises’ assets
  • 2007 – Folding Cartons and Rigid Boxes Division established through acquisition of Boxstar’ assets
  • 2009 – Acquisition of the assets of Parrot Label to further increase our label capabilities
  • 2010 – Acquisition of the assets of Vanisle Packaging. GLBC now the premier packaging provider on Vancouver Island
  • 2010 – Acquisition of the assets of Action Box Company. GLBC now the premier provider of protective packaging in BC
  • 2011 – GLBC begins manufacture of packing peanuts with acquisition of Expanded Products Supply Assets
  • 2016 – Great Little Box Company acquires Great West Paper Box Company to create one of the largest folding carton plants in Western Canada
  • 2017 – Acquisition of Excel Packaging
  • 2020 – GLBC acquires Ideon Packaging creating a breadth of products and service, including digital print and packaging, unlike anything in the North American market
  • 2020 – Expansion of the Everett branch to a new location with 26,000 sqft
  • 2021 – Opening of Abbotsford and Eburne Way, Richmond Locations
  • 2022 – Celebrated our 40th Anniversary
  • 2023 – Addition of a Print Plate Division