Accurate Box Company was founded in 1944 by Henry Hirsh, originally as a small folding carton company in Newark, NJ. In the 1960s, Henry’s son, Charles Hirsh, took over the business. Under his guidance, the company experienced tremendous growth. Hirsh’s vision led to the marriage of graphics to corrugated (litho-lamination) in the 1970s as Accurate Box became one of the first companies in the United States to purchase an Asitrade, an in-line corrugator/laminator. By the 1980s, Accurate Box had outgrown its manufacturing plant and moved to its current nine-acre location in Paterson, NJ. Charles’ daughter, Lisa Hirsh, and her husband, Mark Schlossman, joined the company during this time. In the mid-1990s, Lisa Hirsh became president and maintained the tradition of reinvesting in the company’s future. Under Lisa’s direction, we continue to modernize and expand our capacity while taking prominent steps toward manufacturing more sustainable products. Today, Accurate Box is women-owned, celebrating 77 years in business, and one of the largest independent box manufactures of litho-laminated packaging in the United States.
1944 – FOUNDINGOn a $25,000 loan from a friend, Henry
Hirsh establishes Accurate Box Company
as a folding carton company. The original
plant was a 17,000 sq. ft. facility on Miller
St. in Newark, NJ, with only a 1 Color
Miehle Printing Press, Miehle Die Cutter,
and a Model A Gluer.
1950 – 2ND GENERATIONCharlie Hirsh, son of Henry, leaves Bowling
Green State University at age 20 to help
his dad run the business.
1960 - NEW FACILITYHenry and Charlie Hirsh move Accurate
Box to a 35,000 sq. ft. facility on North 3rd
St. in Newark, NJ. Accurate Box installs its
1st Bobst Die Cutter.
1964 - NEXT PRESIDENTAfter his father passes away, Charlie Hirsh
becomes president of Accurate Box at the
age of 34.
1972 - EXPANSIONAccurate Box expands its facility in
Newark by 20,000 sq. ft. and purchases
the company’s first 5 Color Planeta
1977 - LITHO-LAMINATIONCharlie discovers litho-lamination, a
popular process only in Europe at the
time. He begins Accurate Box’s transition
from the folding carton industry to
becoming one of the first and most
prominent providers of litho-lamination
in the country.
1982 - 3RD GENERATIONLisa Hirsh, daughter of Charlie, and her
husband, Mark Schlossman, join the
Accurate Box team. Carton manufacturing
continues as litho-laminated corrugated
was only 10% of the total business during
1986 - TURNING POINTThe demand for litho-laminated
corrugated packaging continues to
increase becoming 50% of the total
business for Accurate Box. With this
tremendous growth, Accurate Box installs
one of the 1st Asitrade Laminators to exist
in the country.
1995 - GOODBYE FOLDING CARTONSAccurate Box makes the decision to phase
out folding cartons and to fully focus on
the litho-laminated business.
1997 - WOMEN-OWNEDLisa Hirsh becomes the company
president and completes the acquisition
of the company from her father. This
makes Accurate Box one of the largest
women-owned manufacturers in New
1998 - UPGRADESMark Schlossman is promoted to
Executive Vice President of Sales and
Marketing. Accurate Box installs the
newest version of the Astirade Laminator
and KBA 7 color printing press.
1999 - ISO 9001 CERTIFICATIONAccurate Box becomes certified for the
design and manufacture of litho-laminated
packaging in compliance with the
International Organization for
2000 - CORE VALUESAccurate Box launches the service award
program to celebrate employee
milestones and establishes the company’s
2001 - ENTREPRENUERSHIPPresident Lisa Hirsh receives the Ernst &
Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Accurate Box purchases a Bobst SPO-APR
Die Cutter making it the 1st U.S. box
manufacturer with this machine.
2004 - NEW BRANDINGAccurate Box launches a new logo and
upgrades its capabilities with the
installation of a new Asitrade Laminator.
The company forms a successful alliance
to produce Weyerhaeuser’s litho-
laminated packaging, helping to expand
their customer base nationally.
As demand increases, a second laminator
is installed in 2008.
2011 - NEW JERSEY ROOTSAccurate Box receives the New Jersey
Family Business Award, honoring the
success of the company’s positive
community impact, economic growth and
the multi-generational progress. Accurate
also installs a BOBST Mastercut Die Cutter.
2014 - 4TH GENERATIONThe team welcomes the 4th generation of
the Hirsh family, Samara Ronkowitz.
Accurate Box is honored as a Manufacturer of the Year
of the Yearfinalist. The company invests in
a 3rd laminator and 4th die cutter.
2015 - IMPROVEMENTSAccurate Box wins the WhiteWave award
for three consecutive years with zero
The company begins a 2+ year expansion
project on the Paterson facility.
2017 - REWARDED EFFORTSAccurate Box completes a 200,000 sq. ft.
expansion project making its facility over
400,000 sq. ft. and allowing the company
to increase its workforce by over 35%.
Charlie Hirsh is also recognized by
Paterson alongside honorees who have
demonstrated a lifelong commitment to
the city. Accurate Box receives the Patriot Award
Awardfor building a family business legacy
of providing support to employees that
are military members and their families.
2018 - FSSC 22000 FOOD SAFETYAccurate Box receives the FSSC 22000
Food Safety Certification. The FSSC 22000
contains a complete certification scheme
for food safety systems and prerequisite
programs based on existing standards
established by the Global Food Safety Initiative
2018 - NEW EQUIPMENTAccurate Box buys state-of-the-art
equipment, including a new digital press, a
new printing press and two new Alliance
Robots. With the installation of the new
press, Accurate Box now has LED UV
coating capabilities which enables the
team to achieve shorter make-ready times
with less waste and ensure greater color
consistency throughout all print runs.
2018 - G7 CERTIFICATIONAccurate Box obtains the G7 certification,
an internationally recognized methodology
for calibrating printing presses and
proofing systems to ensure color
consistency and grey balance.
2019 - MILESTONESAccurate Box reaches incredible
milestones as it celebrates 75 years in
business and the 90th birthday of Charlie
Hirsh. Accurate Box is also named one of
the Top Workplaces of 2019 by NJ.com.
2019 - REBRANDINGAccurate Box launches a redesigned logo.
It keeps its iconic Chameleon mascot that
represents Accurate Box’s ability to adapt
to meet customers’ needs, just like a
chameleon adapts to any environment.
2019 - REDUCING CARBON FOOTPRINTAccurate Box installs solar panels on top
of its 400,000 sq. ft. New Jersey facility. The
entire system is 1 Mega-Watt and is
capable of supplying up to 20% of
Accurate’s electrical needs throughout its
facility. Accurate also installs two new
BOBST Mastercut Die Cutters.
2020 – GMI, FSC AND SFI CERTIFICATIONSAccurate Box becomes GMI (Graphic
Measures International), FSC® (Forest
Stewardship Council) and SFI® (Sustainable
Forestry Initiative) Certified. Accurate Box
also produces a new company video to
showcase its state-of-the-art 400,00 sq. ft.
2021 - FUTURE INVESTMENTSAccurate Box is excited to continue
growing as an independent and family-
owned company. The team remains
committed to the quality and integrity of
its products and the needs of its