Our History

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1950

    Our heritage - Darnley Taylor, hand operated packer for filling valve paper sacks with cement, lime, gypsum and stone dust.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1956

    Darnley Taylor - Four high-speed cement packing machines under construction

  • 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

    Original "Impeller Packer" - Installed at Watts Blake Bearne filling china clay powder into valve kraft paper sacks.

  • 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

    1978

    Webster Griffin releases a new brochure for the 'Impellor Packer' - A high-speed automatic valve bag packing machine.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1978

    Webster Griffin releases a new brochure for the 'Universal Air Packer' - This machine handles a wider range of products especially those that are considered difficult to package.

  • 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

    1980

    Webster Griffin successfully launches a range of fully automatic palletising machines for bags, sacks, cartons and cases.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1981

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

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1984

    Advert promoting a new range of fully automatic bagging equipment & automatic sack palletisers.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1987

    Tate & Lyle - Sugar Silver Town London. Hi-speed valve sack packing machine for granulated sugar.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1987

    'Wow' - Full colour advert Webster Griffin start promoting IBC Big Bag filling machine.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1991

    Grodno Azot - Belarus takes delivery of mobile containerised bagging system for NPK fertiliser.

  • 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

    1992

    'Destination Tartarstan' Russia - Three railway wagon loaders for the Mendeleyevsk fertiliser complex

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    1992

    Fertiliser International magazine features our exporting exploits in the former soviet union. Mark Wilson travelling over 18,00km visiting over 20 fertiliser & chemical plants from Vladivostok in the far East to Lithuania in the West and Siberia in the North to Turkmenistan in the South.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1992

    Webster Griffin's initial development of IBC - 'PF' series of Big Bag 'weigh fill' machines. This is the first machine delivered to ICI for synthetic rubber pastilles.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1995

    'Cempack' - Containerised cement packing station. The first system dispatched to Port Harcourt Nigeria.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1995

    Big Bag Filling system for Quaker Oats Southall London. (First 3 systems for Quaker Pepsico)

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1996

    Colombian Carbon/ Sevalco Avonmouth UK, valve sack packing machines for carbon black.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1996

    Italpet Pre-forme (now Plasti Pack) Pallanza Italy - High speed bagging line for PET chips.

    (Over 80 PET chip systems installed worldwide by 2020).

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1996

    Tate & Lyle sugar, Silvertown London - First Hi-speed big bag filling system for 40 bags/ hour

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1999

    Export to China - Tianjin Dolphin Carbon Black, inspect their new bag packing and palletising machinery.

    David Hibbert, T.D.C.B, T.D.C.B, Steven Belcher, T.D.C.B, Mathew Wilson

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1999

    Webster Griffin releases a brand new company brochure exhibiting their products with improved branding and more colour.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    2000

    'A new look' - Webster Griffin goes green - adopting the "packed with know-how" strapline.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    2001

    Okura Yusoki Co LTD, Japan appoints Webster Griffin as an official distributor. We become strong partners integrating Okura Robots into 90 bagging systems by June 2020.

    Daisuke Okura, Mark Wilson and Katsumi Masumoto.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    2001

    Webster Griffin sells its first Okura robot palletising system — an A1500 supplied to Dairy Crest, 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

    2002

    Factory testing bagging scales for GE Plastics China.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    2003

    PPMA Exhibition Birmingham, UK.

    Launch of FFS Velocity Form Fill Seal bagging machine for high speed packing of aggregates, minerals, chemicals, animal feed and composts.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    2004

    PPMA Show London, we unveil the IBC-PF4 patented 'semi-suspension' Big Bag filling concept.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    2005

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