About Karbest

45 years of history

Fernando Alfonso Marín, trained in Germany in printing and packaging engineering, decided, after several years of experience in Germany and later in Spain, to set up his own company in 1976.

At the beginning of the activity, he adapted to the needs of the local industry, and soon after, due to his exporting vocation, he opened up to the European market. Thanks to this, a period of progressive growth began, facilitating the incorporation of more personnel and new machinery.

The orientation of the business has always been based exclusively on the manufacture of folding packaging, thus facilitating a strong specialization.

Fusion of two generations

In 1990, Sabrina Alfonso Riedelsheimer joined the family business, where, after working in different areas, she consolidated her career in sales management.

A few years later, with the focus on value-added sectors, we developed more strongly as a European supplier. After a shared succession and Fernando’s retirement in 2010, Sabrina takes over the management and finally the general management.

Mission and Values

To add value through exceptional folding carton solutions to achieve our customers’ objectives, with a vision to be the leading European solution provider driven by these values:

  • Service attitude
  • Collaboration
  • Trust
  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Focus on people
  • Excellence


The cohesion of a real team is achieved through “Organizational Well-being”. Working with multidisciplinary teams allows us to grow in knowledge, enhances our flexibility and our ability to adapt.

News and moments

Gold Award at the Pro Carton / ECMA 2023 awards

We have been awarded the “Gold Award” for our “Valrhona – 6 Carrés de Chocolat Noir” packaging, created with the aim of reducing the number of components previously used and eliminating its plastic tray. The result is a compact, ergonomic and comfortable packaging made of virgin fiber.

We created a more compacte and resistant case with a natural textured finish, providing ample interior and exterior space for communication purposes.

Installation of solar panels

We want to be an active part of the fight against climate change and global warming. For this reason, we have installed solar panels, so that the energy of our activity is increasingly green and sustainable. Thanks to this investment we reduce the emission of polluting gases and contribute to a society with more sustainable practices.

PCD 2023

Like every year, once again we went to the PCD fair in Paris in January. This show is a world reference for the cosmetics, make-up, perfumery and other luxury goods sectors.

As always, we thank you for your presence, which allows us to share news and market trends in order to be closer to you. We will see you at the next edition in January 2024!

To our new colleagues …

The integration of those who become part of the Karbest family is an essential objective. They put a lot on their part and delight us with Christmas songs that bring us closer to each other.

Merry Christmas to all!

PCD 2022

This new edition of París Packaging Week was a real success. The show allowed us to meet again in Paris and we had the opportunity to present our latest production. We thank you for your presence which shows us how important direct contact is despite the advance of technologies.

International Women’s Day

Plants are the fundamental lung of the planet, that’s why at Karbest we pay tribute to our female staff members on March 8, giving them this symbolic gift.

Decorate the Karbest tree

At Karbest, we take advantage of these Christmas Holidays, to bring our children closer to the Christmas spirit.

They help us decorate our Christmas tree with our “Decorate the Karbest tree” contest. Handing them some blank boxes so that they let their imagination run wild.

PCD – Paris 2020

For the third year we have participated in the PCD fair in Paris, and we thank our visitors for the time they have dedicated to us.

Globally, this edition has been the most successful and international with a total of more than 10.000 visitors. Once again, the PCD fair confirms its position as an essential event for the beauty products sectors and now also for the high-end beverage sector.

IPA Selection Award for Innovation

Coinciding with the Packaging Innovations 2018 exhibition at Feria Madrid, our team has been awarded with the IPA Selection Award for Innovation in Packaging in the category Miscellaneous for the project “Visualfy Home” at the IPA Awards.

We are grateful for this new recognition in the field of structural packaging design.

Retiree club

We are proud to be able to count on our retirees in each of our meetings. They were part of the foundation on which we build today. Sharing these moments with them fills us with gratitude and joy.

PCD – Paris 2019

For the second consecutive year we went to the PCD fair. This is a benchmark in the cosmetics and perfumery sector and this has allowed us to know the present market situation, and have a very open mind to understand what our customers want.

It’s been time for time to listen, ensure trends and know how to project ourselves efficiently and imaginatively. This opportunity will allow us to put all our potential on the spot and with the most motivation possible.

PCD – París 2018

Our first edition of the PCD trade fair was a success and we would like to thank the many visitors for the time they took to visit us at our stand.

We remain at your disposal to offer you tailor-made solutions for your folding cartons.

First Prize at European level Pro Carton / ECMA

We have won 1st Prize in the Confectionery category of the prestigious Pro Carton/ECMA Awards for carton packaging.

Clever, attractive, innovative and fun were just some of the words used by the jury to describe this packaging containing mini chocolate eggs.

Finalists at the Inspirational Packaging Awards (IPA) 2014

The IPA International Awards are held to highlight the talent and design of value-added packaging, with an emphasis on innovation in both the use of packaging and its production system.

In this year’s edition, held to coincide with the Packaging Innovations Show (Madrid, 5 and 6 November), Karbest was a finalist for the awards in the following categories:

Perfumes – Award for the packaging with the best innovation in its use.

Perfumes – Award for the packaging with the strongest branding and design.


Finalists at the Inspirational Packaging Awards (IPA) 2014

On 24 October, the Graphic Industrialists’ Association of Valencia once again presented the Graphic Product Awards of the Valencian Community 2014. We were awarded 1st and 2nd prizes for the “CALVET BRUT ROSÉ” and “DANKE.AUDI” packaging.

We would like to thank our customers for their trust, and the whole Karbest team for their dedication and creativity; because Quality is the result of everyone’s effort.


Participation Emballage 2014

We would like to thank our customers and numerous new contacts for visiting our stand during the Emballage in Paris. This allowed us to present our new products and to discuss future projects.

Graphic Product Awards 2013

On 16 October, the Graphic Industrialists’ Association of Valencia presented the Graphic Product Awards of the Valencian Community 2013. We were awarded 1st and 2nd prizes in the “Printing on cardboard packaging” section, for the packaging “SECRETOS DEL AGUA” and “1999 POLL-FABAIRE”.

With the grant of Generalitat Valenciana

Karbest has been the beneficiary of an investment aid of 136,710 €, file INPYME/2019/68, from the Ministry of Sustainable Economy, Productive Sectors, Commerce and Labor, with the aim of improving the competitiveness and sustainability of the company in the paper and graphic arts industry. This allowed us to significantly increase our production capacity, and continue to position ourselves at the forefront of technology.