The History of Watershed Packaging
Watershed Packaging was established in 1993 by Chief Executive Mr John Waters. The company is privately owned and over the last 18 years has established itself as a leading provider of Packaging Machinery, Packaging Consumables, Printed Adhesive Labels and Printed Flexible Packaging. We are also one of the top five providers of manufactured Printed Adhesive Tapes in the UK.
We have 3 main production facilities based in Leeds, Blackwood and Beverley.
If you would like to find out more about Watershed Packaging and what we do please contact us.
Insight into our history..
1993 – Established as a Limited Company in Leeds supplying packaging machinery and consumables.
1996 – Watershed acquired ‘Logo Tape’ which manufactured printed tape in Wales.
1998 – Watershed acquired ‘Ace Printing’ a flexographic printing company in Tunbridge Wells Kent.
2004 – We invested in a state of the art MPS uv flexo press for our head office in Leeds converting the site into one of the most advanced in the label industry.
2006 – 2nd MPS Press installed into Leeds
2008 – Watershed acquired ‘Aurora Colors’ in South Wales adding two uv presses and two flat bed presses to our production capabilities. We then
combined the tape division and Aurora into one purpose built factory.
2009 – The Watershed Group worked hard to achieve BRC accreditation this year. This is a standard we are proud to maintain.
2009 – The Watershed Group aquires The Label Store based in Beverley, Hull in Yorkshire.
2010 – The Leeds site was yet again extended to house one of the flexo presses from our Kent site.
2011 – 3rd 410 MPS Hybrid Press installed into Leeds
2012 – We have installed a 4th MPS Hybrid Press into Leeds, watershed continues to expand and grow year on year!
2012 – We launched our shrink sleeve division and now we can supply shrink sleeve Lables in house, we also now supply shrink sleeve labelling machinery.
2012 – Plans for a new site are under-way, we are set to create at least 40 new jobs at our new state of the art custom built site coming very soon.