The history of Loveshaw
In 1962 Winton Loveland and Saul Warshaw founded a company to manufacture and sell their invention. A machine that applied gummed tape to corrugated boxes. The tape sealed the boxes and kept them closed. Thus reducing shrinkage in transit and improving the efficiency of the end-of-line packing operation. They called this machine a Padlocker. Taking elements of their surnames, they called the company Loveshaw.
Operations in Europe began in the 1970's. This, ultimately lead to the formation of Loveshaw Europe.1975
Due to the growing popularity of pressure-sensitive tape, the Little David case sealer range was launched. Over time, this range of innovative, simple and easy to use case sealers replaced the larger more expensive gluing systems.1982
Industrial case coding Inkjet Printers were added.1988
The Microjet II was introduced. This inkjet printer revolutionised the jet printer industry. This unit was the first totally enclosed, self-contained inkjet printer ever to be manufactured. The current, modern, updated version remains a cornerstone of the Loveshaw Europe end-of-line case coding range.1994
Loveshaw successfully introduced a High Resolution Inkjet Printer. These printers have the capability of text, barcodes and graphics.1995
Loveshaw was acquired by Illinois Tool Works (ITW)2004
Loveshaw Europe added the Diagraph Manual Marking and Coding product range
ITW Mima Pallet Wrappers added2005
Loveshaw Europe added the Diagraph High Resolution IJ3000 printer range to its portfolio.
A new range of Case Erectors was launched. This enabled customers to enter into cardboard reduction programs. This new range can handle relatively thin RSC cardboard boxes, so saving money.2006
ITW Heikaus Pallet Wrappers added
NEW Narrow Case Sealer Launched2007
The first combined labelling and sealing machine was launched. This enabled, for the first time, labels to be applied at the same time as sealing a box.2008
Orion Pallet Wrapping Service Work Offered2009
NEW Side Belt Random Case Sealer Launched
NEW Power Pre-Stretch Pallet Wrapper, the Pallet Master, Launched
NEW Small Character Case Coder, the HRP, Launched2010
NEW Pallet Mate Core Brake Pallet Wrapper Launched
NEW Semi-Automatic Top & Bottom Random Case Sealer launched, the Little David LDX-RTB2011
NEW Large Character HP Case Coder Launched
NEW Kicker-Less Automatic Flap Closing Case Sealer to be released Q3 2011, the Little David LD242012
NEW, Low Cost, Single Mast Random Case Sealer, Little David LD4 released
Small Character HRP Printer now available in 1" print size
NEW Improved CF25 Case Erector Launched2013
Re-located to New and improved business premises, Unit 1, Newton Park, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3SH
NEW Improved LDX-RTB launched, largest box range of any Semi-Automatic Random Case Sealer2014
NEW Improved CF20 Light Guard Package now available
NEW, Patented Pneumatic Tape Cartridge for Void and Very Weak Corrugated Boxes available, LDX-RTB
Became part of SPG Packaging (UK) Limited, a subsidiary of Signode Industrial Group
Signode Industrial Group becomes part of Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group.
Loveshaw continues to go from strength to strength. We innovate, manufacture, service and supply robust quality engineered end-of-line packaging machinery.