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  • Mar 20, 2019

    1957

    Our History

    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

    His eldest son, Mark Wilson (the catchphrase king), joined the family business. Mark’s background was founded in his Honours Degree in Business Management and work for a leading German sack packing manufacturer.

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

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1977

    PVC Packing Plant, Wloclawek, Poland

    Supplied to Polibur Engineering Manchester, England, with a capacity of 84 tons/hour, for SPVC packed into 25kg sacks.  Webster Griffin were responsible for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of this plant.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1979

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

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1980

    Mark’s brother, Mathew Wilson joined Webster Griffin, after completing his engineering training. 

  • Mar 20, 2019

    1981

    Webster Griffin supply 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 sold their first Okura robot palletising system. We have currently installed and service over 80 Okura robots worldwide. From the original A1500 supplied to Dairycrest, WTL and WTL to the new A1800 generation 5 robots supplied to Inspired Pet Nutrition.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    2005

    As well as celebrating our 30 year anniversary in April 2005 we moved to our new purpose-built factory and offices in Crowborough UK.