Nominated for:
Family business of the year

Lifetime achievement
Rising star

Yorkshire Packaging Systems are a family company who have been manufacturing and supplying shrink wrap machines and shrink film since 1977. During this time, we’ve grown to become one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and distributors and with that comes unrivalled expertise. Our West Yorkshire location means we are perfectly situated to supply our entire range to any part of the UK and our customers are based all over, including The Shetland Isles and even Jersey.

As specialists in shrink wrapping, we manufacture and supply all types of equipment to suit both display and transit purposes. Our products range from simple manual L sealers to fully automatic, high speed, heavy duty, and stainless steel sleeve wrappers aimed primarily at the dairy industry.

Patriarch David Johnson is at the helm as founder and Chairman of the business. His son Glyn is Managing Director and daughter Rachel is Operations Director. Under their management the company has achieved huge success, acquiring a huge customer base including blue-chip businesses like BT, Sage and Procter and Gamble, building a trophy cabinet full of industry awards, developing a brilliant apprenticeship programme, consistently achieving top grades in our BRC accreditation, and increasing turnover year on year despite many challenges along the way.

Our customers are convinced too – 40% of our annual budget has been achieved through sales to existing machinery customers purchasing additional lines, converted by the quality of our products and the unrivalled backup and support we offer.

Outside of business matters, Yorkshire Packaging Systems like to get involved in the local community and in good causes. We support children’s sports teams, raised money for a children’s hospice with a triathlon event and opened up our warehouse facility to the county’s Fire Service for training. 

What town/city are you based in?
DewsburyWest Yorkshire (North East)

Number of generations
2nd generation


Number of employees