wooden boxes custom made

Simply put, we like making things out of wood.

Moran's Wood Components Ltd produces wooden boxes custom made, wooden products of all shapes and sizes . . . a British manufacturing success story which is building on over 38+ years of experience, commitment and energy to deliver high-quality, bespoke wooden products. We specialise in developing and making products for the hospitality industry (restaurants, pubs, bars and hotels), alongside point of sale products and luxury packaging for the drinks industry and other markets. We are specialists in luxury packaging design and custom wood boxes, incorporating multimedia packaging. As creative packaging specialists we have created a diverse range of promotional wood products for presenting products.

A brief history:

Andy Moran set up business in the 1970s supplying jewellers and trophy shops with engraved goods. This led to opening a trophy shop and then working with trophy wholesalers to manufacture wooden trophies and shields. Geoff Lewis joined in 1979 and the business focussed on the large scale manufacture of wooden components for the trophy and giftware industry. The business grew through the 1980s making anything from the smallest bases for potteries to larger items such as snooker tables, always focussing on the skilled and efficient manufacture of wooden components using our knowledge of machinery, materials and manufacturing methods.

In the 1990s, as recession hit and the trophy wholesalers turned to cheap imports, Moran’s looked to new market areas. Our skills in and experience of developing new products based on an in-depth knowledge of wood and machining led to a versatile and varied product range.

Andy’s son Paul joined in 2000, and son-in-law Neil Horton in 2005. Focussing on the products areas as we have today, hospitality, luxury packaging, point of sale, and signs, we developed a versatile product range in these niches, constantly evolving and exploring new ideas. We worked closely with some of the UK’s biggest companies to develop and manufacture the most suitable wooden products for their needs.

We expanded in 2011 to a 37,000 square foot factory. As our business grew and at the height of one of our busiest periods, in the summer of 2013 disaster struck and a fire devastated part of our factory. Another relocation was required, to our current site in Warrington. Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!

Today:

We have a team of over 50 skilled wood machinists, spray finishers and engravers employed in our factory in Birchwood, Warrington. The factory covers 35,000 sq ft and has a large and flexible capacity for high volume and small batch production.

As our family business has grown and diversified over the years we have evolved specific capabilities in new product design and development. All our design work is informed by an in-depth understanding of manufacturing processes and a thorough knowledge of the strengths, versatility and diverse aesthetics of our core material – wood. We love to seek out new ideas, new products, new markets. The variety of our customer base and product range keeps things constantly fresh and interesting. The challenges presented by creative design agencies and clients are ones we relish, and the results are clearly presented in our work. We’re proud to be part of British manufacturing.