THE NETHERLANDS • Smurfit Kappa announced it has entered the record books by making the world’s largest cardboard box. Measuring 40 metres by 20 metres (131 ft x 66 ft), it was designed and manufactured by a team in its van Dam plant.
The challenge was to make a box big enough to eclipse the previous world record set in 2014 in the United States. The enormous cardboard construction, which was a feat of design and engineering, was unveiled at a special event for staff and customers at the plant in Helmond.
The box has already gone on to be recycled and will be turned into new packaging for one of Smurfit Kappa’s customers in 14 days. The Smurfit Kappa van Dam plant designs, manufactures and supplies corrugated cardboard packaging and specialises in extra large, heavy duty packaging for a range of sectors including food, automotive and logistics.
World’s Biggest Box in Numbers
- Weight – 1,400 kg (3,084 lb)
- Number of staples used – 3,000
- Circumference – 120 metres (394 ft)
- Height – 20 metres (66 ft)
- Width – 4 metres (13 ft)
- Length of double-sided tape – 100 metres (328 ft)