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 located on 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 Company to a
35,000 sq. ft. facility on North 3rd Street in Newark, NJ.
Accurate Box installs the first Bobst Die Cutter.
1964 - NEXT PRESIDENTAfter his father passes away, Charlie Hirsh becomes president
of Accurate Box Company at the age of 34.
1972 - EXPANSIONAccurate Box Company expands its facility in Newark by
20,000 sq. ft. and purchases the company’s first 5 Color
Planeta Printing Press.
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 this time.
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 first Asitrade Laminators to exist in the
1995 - GOODBYE FOLDING CARTONSAccurate Box Company makes the decision to phase out
folding cartons and to fully focus on the litho-laminated
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 Jersey.
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 Company becomes certified for the design and
manufacture of litho-laminated packaging in compliance with
the International Organization for Standardization.
2000 - CORE VALUESAccurate Box launches the service award program to celebrate
employee milestones and establishes the company’s mission
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 first U.S. box manufacturer with this
2004 - NEW BRANDINGAccurate Box Company launches a new logo and upgrades
laminating 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 Schlossman. Accurate Box is honored as a
Manufacturer of the Year finalist. The company invests in a 3rd
laminator and 4th die cutter.
2015 - IMPROVEMENTSAccurate Box Company wins the WhiteWave award for three
consecutive years with zero rejected boxes. The company
begins a 2+ year expansion project on the Paterson facility.
2017 - REWARDED EFFORTSAccurate Box completes 200,000 sq. ft. expansion project
making the current facility over 400,000 sq. ft. and allowing
the company to increase their workforce by over 35%. The
same year, Charlie Hirsh is recognized by the city of Paterson
alongside honorees who have demonstrated a lifelong
commitment to the city of Paterson. Accurate Box also
receives the Patriot Award for 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 a G7 certification, an internationally
recognized methodology for calibrating printing presses and
proofing systems to ensure color consistency and grey
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
2019 - REBRANDINGAccurate Box launches a redesigned logo. It has been 15 years
since its last rebranding, and it keeps its iconic Chameleon
mascot. The Chameleon 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 our facility. Accurate also installs two new BOBST
Mastercut Die Cutters.
2020 - FUTURE INVESTMENTSAccurate Box is excited to continue growing as an independent
and family-owned company. As always, the team will remain
committed to the quality and integrity of its products and the
needs of its customers.