Our History

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1975

    Philip Wilson founded Webster Griffin, following mechanical automation training with prestigious aero-engineering company D.Napier and Sons and Darnley Taylor, a company specializing in impellor packing machines for valve sacks and crushed rock products.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1976

    Phillip Wilson’s oldest son Mark Wilson joins the family business after acquiring an Honours Degree in Business Management and gaining experience working for a leading German sack packing manufacturer.

    (Photo above shows Mark Wilson clocking up the miles in the CIS).

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1977

    Webster Griffin takes on one of its biggest projects to date — the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a PVC packing plant in Poland for English client Polibur Engineering Manchester. The plant packaged SPVC at a rate of 84 tons an hour into 25 kg sacks.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1979

    Webster Griffin moved from its original premises in Cranbrook in Kent to Dudley House in Tunbridge Wells.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1980

    Philip Wilson's son, Mathew Wilson joins Webster Griffin after completing engineering training.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1981

    Webster Griffin supplies a bagging line to Bakelite UK's Tyseley factory

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1992

    Webster Griffin were awarded the prestigious Kent Exporter of the Year award for exporting to Russia and Poland.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    2001

    Webster Griffin sells its first Okura robot palletising system — an A1500 supplied to Dairycrest, WTL and WTL. Since then we’ve gone on to install and service over 80 Okura robots worldwide, including A1800 generation 5 robots for Inspired Pet Nutrition.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    2005

    Webster Griffin celebrates its 30 year anniversary by moving to our new purpose-built factory and offices in Crowborough, UK.