Company Timeline

1986 – First Range of Mailboxes Created

First range of mailboxes launched to the market – vertical , horizontal , through the wall and Homeguard

1986 – Company Registered

Registered  in the UK- Started by Founder; Engineer and established Businessman – Mr. Ian Brown MBE

1997 – ISO9001 accredited

The Safety Letter Box Company  became ISO9001 accredited

1997- Moved Locations

The company moved to a bigger factory / premises  in Neath.

1999- Alison Orrells joined the SLB

Alison Orrells joined SLB ( Ian Brown’s daughter)

2001 – Flaplock launched

FlaplockTM launched to market

2002 – Bespoke R&D and Design department launched

2002- Trumpf punching machine installed

2002 – Installed inhouse paint line and pre-treatment process

2002- First Fire Rated Product Launched

First 1 hour Fire Rated range launched to market

2002 – Investors in People accredited

2002 – Over 120 Models of Mailboxes Created

over 120 models of specification driven mailboxes created for all applications

2006 – Moved To A Bigger Factory

Move to larger 10,000 sq ft factory in Neath

2006- Engraving Brought InHouse

2006- Dugard Milling machine installed

2007 – Alison Orrells takes over as Managing Director

Alison Orrells takes over as Managing Director , Ian Brown becomes Chairman

2008 – UK recession. UAE market launched

2009 – SLB Supplied Products to Dubai

Burj Khalifa, Dubai ( world’s tallest building) and RasGas, Qatar supplied and installed by SLB

2009 Website Launched

E-commerce site launched B2C

2011 – Ian Brown ( founder) receives MBE

Ian Brown ( founder) receives MBE in Queens Birthday Honours for Services to Industry

2012 – SLB Joins the RENZ Group

Join the Renz Group, Ian Brown retires from Board and operates in a Consultancy capacity.

2013- Awards

Multiple Awards won for Growth & Expansion, Innovation, Managing Director of the Year

2015 – Factory Expanded

Expanded into additional factory next door – 15,000 sq ft

2015 – Expanded Into Another Factory

2016 – myRENZbox Intelligent Parcelboxes Launched

2016- Alison Orrells awarded Business Woman of the Year

Alison Orrells awarded Business Woman of the Year – Swansea Bay Business Life

2017 – Supplied Mexico Torre Koi

Supplied Mexico Torre Koi ( 2nd tallest building in Mexico)

2018 – Alison Orrells, Finalist in First Women awards

Alison Orrells, Finalist in First Women awards, London – Women in Manufacturing

2018 – Full CSCS Installation team and vehicles launched

2019- 3D Printer Installed

2019- First 2 hour mailboxes launched

First 2 hour mailboxes launched ( tested by Warrington Fire)

2020- Alison Orrells joins CBI Wales Council and CBI SME National Council

2020 – Gravograph Engraving machine installed

2020 – Secured By Design TS009 Vertical mailboxes tested and launched

Secured By Design TS009 Vertical mailboxes tested and launched ( tested by Element)

2020 – Additional Bystronic 3 metre Press Brake installed

2021- Celebrating 35 Years

2021- Alison Orrells joins as Founder Board member of Manufacturing Wales

2021 – 2 hour Fire Rated intelligent parcelboxes launched ( tested by Warrington Fire)

2021 – Exported to 18 countries worldwide

2022- Expanded Sales & Marketing into The Metal Box offices 0.25 miles from main factory and offices

2022 – New Secured By Design TS009 Horizontal product tested and launched (tested by Element)

2022 – Join Welsh Government Accelerated Growth Programme

2022 – RIBA accredited CPD’s launched to market

2022 – Additional website Parcelboxes UK launched

2022 – Celebrating 20 years as Investors in People accredited

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