Little David – Setting the Standard for Over 5 Decades

Our end-of-line case sealers and case erectors set the industry standard over 50 years ago, and our high quality engineered machines are still setting the standard today.

Inventing of the Packaging Machine

The first case sealing packaging machine was invented by Winton Loveland and Saul Warshaw. In 1962 they founded a company to manufacture and sell their invention. Their ‘Case Sealing’ machine applied gummed paper tape to corrugated boxes. The gummed tape machine sealed boxes – regular slotted cartons – and kept them closed. This invention significantly reduced shrinkage (theft) in transit, and radically improved the efficiency of end-of-line packing operations. They called the machine a Padlocker, and they called their company Loveshaw.

Little David

To reflect the growing popularity of pressure-sensitive tape, in 1975 the Little David Case Sealer line was born. Loveshaw was the first company in North America to develop a low-cost line of case sealers (case tapers) to automatically apply pressure-sensitive tape to corrugated boxes. For the first time, even relatively low volume manufacturers could enjoy the benefits of factory automation.

Loveshaw Europe

Incredibly sought after, the end-of-line packaging machinery offered by Loveshaw Europe includes the Little David range of Case Erectors (Case Formers), Case Sealers (Box Sealers / Case Tapers), Case Coding & Printing Equipment, Pallet Wrappers, and Manual Marking & Coding Products from Diagraph. The product range also encompasses Signode Industrial Group products such as high-volume Strapping and Pallet Wrapping Solutions. Loveshaw Europe also offers country-wide end-user pre-planned maintenance programs, a full-service parts & spares support function, with next day delivery on common parts & spares, all from under one roof from the Andover warehouse & office facility.

Trade Membership

Loveshaw Europe is a member of the PPMA.
Loveshaw Europe is Safe Contractor accredited.

H&S Compliance

PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) rules place certain obligations on the users of workplace equipment. PUWER effectively mean that any risks from workplace equipment need to be formally assessed and, where possible, eliminated or prevented. It is the responsibility of the end-user to ensure PUWER compliance. Loveshaw Europe supplied equipment is CE AND PUWER Compliant.

If you are in any doubt about what PUWER means for your organisation, please click on this link to the HSE web-site where additional detail is easily available. You can also call Loveshaw where our risk assessment trained reps will be only too willing to help.

Loveshaw have £10m public liability insurance.