Our History

We have been established since February 1997 and UK Industrial Tapes are now a leading manufacturer, converter & supplier of adhesive tapes.

We opened for business on the 17th February 1997 by current MD Brian Welch, who has over 30 years’ experience in the adhesive tape industry. Starting with 5 employees in 1997, our family orientated business has evolved and developed and we currently have over 65 staff working out of our modern HQ in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Starting our supply in the earlier years with a core range of double sided tapes and packaging products, we diversified our business in the last 20 years to become a leading converter and supplier of specialised, high performance tapes.

We supply our specialist, high performance adhesive tapes into a vast range of industries and applications in the UK and also worldwide, such as Europe, Australia, USA, Canada, Russia, Africa, South America and many more.

We have developed 2 brands which are trading divisions to UK Industrials Tapes Ltd, Stix2 and POS Tapes. In 2003 we developed Stix2, which is the UK’s leading supplier of Tapes and Adhesives to the Craft and Hobby market in the UK. In 2008 we developed POS Tapes, which has quickly become a leading supplier to the UK and European Point of Sale market, with our range of Hang Tabs, Wobblers, Tapes, Adhesive and Plastic Display Products.

Continual investment into our production department and machinery to ensure our ability to offer a superior supply of high performance tapes in a range of formats. Our current production machinery include Automated high precision adhesive tape slitting machines, Automated rotary converting machines, Re-wind machines, Shrink lines, Automated labelling lines, Plastic inject moulding machines, Contract packing department.

Just as important, we continue to provide training and support for our staff through NVQ qualifications, tailored apprenticeships, CIPS Qualifications Training, Accountancy Training and many more. We invest in our staff to ensure that our customers receive the highest level of service possible.

We thank you for your continued support and we shall ensure to maintain and progress our specialist, high performance adhesive tapes supply and customer service levels, to remain a leading manufacturer, converter & supplier of adhesive tapes.

Matthew Welch – Sales & Marketing Director

“Our emphasis on customer service has been a key factor in allowing our continued success and development as a business. Our mentality to offer the same service levels to all customers from 1 roll to 10,000 roll orders, has been a major positive element for us and a mind-set which runs through all our departments. We shall continue to develop our product range and business to ensure UK Industrial Tapes remains one of the UK’s  leading manufacturer, converter & supplier of adhesive tapes”