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To mark its 20th Anniversary in November 2004, Container Management magazine asked two senior container engineers - David Tingle and John Holmes-Walker - to write a history of container manufacturing. Their review was published in three issues:

Article 1: The first article considered how box-building had its roots in the USA, became a global industry - and then centred on China. Click here to view a PDF of the article.

Article 2: In the second article, the authors focused on the evolution of container design and construction materials. Click here to view

Article 3: In the third article, the authors analysed methods of container production - and explained why the use of automation and robotics has not always been successful. Click here to view