JTAPE’s founder, Oliver Jevons, originally worked with his father and brother in the family business. Working with car bodyshops across the UK and internationally, they developed adhesive solutions to distribute into the industry. Oliver listened to the challenges that painters experienced when masking cars and started devising innovative solutions for their masking needs.
His first product was Advanced Foam Masking Tape; an advanced alternative to the regular 13mm foam tape; and in 2003 JTAPE was born!
The Company started by manufacturing and hand-winding foam tape in Macclesfield, Cheshire. A year later, in 2004, JTAPE moved to a small production facility in the nearby village of Goostrey, with just himself, one employee and two machines.
By 2010, rapid growth, due to global demand and frequent product innovations, meant that JTAPE required more space. The business and manufacturing output moved to Macclesfield, relocating to a building ten times the size of the Goostrey factory, with over twenty employees and ten purpose-built production lines.
In less than a decade, production lines had tripled and in 2019, capacity was increased by another third. Oliver remains at the helm, constantly challenging the market, and devising smart tape solutions of exceptional quality. JTAPE has created a portfolio of nearly two thousand high quality product lines which are manufactured and distributed into diverse markets including: automotive, marine, aerospace, construction, industrial, rail, DIY and creative sectors all over the world. JTAPE now employs over fifty staff; and exports to more than fifty countries worldwide.
In the UK, JTAPE has a partnership with all the major UK paint suppliers. We supply to OEM’s including: Aston Martin, BMW Mini, Jaguar Landrover, Honda, McLaren, Nissan, Rolls Royce, Toyota and Airbus directly; and through our distribution network.
We have recently made big strides in the USA market, employing dedicated sales staff and permanent warehousing; we also continue to ramp-up our expansion into Asia markets.
JTAPE shares product innovations at key trade exhibitions; so come and visit us at: Automechanika – Frankfurt, SEMA – Las Vegas, Autopromotec – Bologna or Equipauto – Paris.
JTAPE has been recognised for its innovation in business, with a number of awards both at home and internationally.
We are the only company, to date, to win two awards in the same year at the North East Cheshire Business Awards, winning both the award for Innovation + Design and Business of the Year.
At the last SEMA Show in Las Vegas, JTAPE’s innovations emerged among thousands of entries and were recognised with a Global Media Award for our Wheel Repair Mask, as voted by a panel of International Judges.