Introducing JTAPE

JTAPE’s founder, Oliver Jevons, first discovered the challenges faced by automotive paint specialists when masking cars as he launched his career in the family automotive adhesives business. After gaining experience in the industry and learning more about the most common automotive masking issues, he began devising innovative solutions tailored to the needs of professionals. His first patented product, the Advanced Foam Masking Tape, led to the birth of JTAPE in 2003.

The company started by manufacturing and hand-winding foam tape in Macclesfield, Cheshire. A year later, JTAPE’s quick growth meant that a bigger production facility was needed. The business relocated to a small production facility in the nearby village of Goostrey, with just Oliver, one employee and two machines.

By 2010, JTAPE required even more space to keep up with demand. The business returned to its roots in Macclesfield, this time with a workforce of over twenty employees and ten purpose-built production lines.

Today, with a team of over fifty people, JTAPE produces and sells an extensive range of exceptional quality products worldwide. JTAPE’s core portfolio features around 50 individually designed products and the team have produced over 2000 individual product lines which are manufactured and distributed into diverse markets including automotive, marine, aerospace, construction, industrial, rail, trade and creative sectors all over the world. 

Our Mission

JTAPE’s mission is to be at the forefront of the automotive masking industry. We’re here to empower automotive professionals through innovation. Driven by our commitment to excellence in our field, we deliver time-saving solutions that eliminate rework and maximise efficiency.

Quality at JTAPE

At JTAPE, we have a strong commitment to providing exceptional masking products to customers in the automotive industry. Great care is taken during every stage of product development and rigorous quality control measures are in place to ensure that our products meet our high standards before reaching your body shop toolkit.

Our team of experts uses only the highest quality materials to construct our masking products. We also incorporate features that enhance usability and functionality for the job at hand.

Whether you need high tack tapes that won’t ruin a customer’s paintwork or masking films suitable for protecting a variety of surfaces in the body shop, you can depend on our solutions to offer excellence with every use. At JTAPE, our dedication to quality is reflected in every aspect of our operations, meaning you can expect the highest standards in everything from product development to customer support.


Our Partnerships

JTAPE understands the importance of forming and maintaining partnerships within the automotive industry. We take immense pride in saying that our products are trusted by major global paint suppliers and OEMs such as BMW Mini, Jaguar Landrover, Honda, McLaren, Nissan, Rolls Royce, Toyota and Airbus. These partnerships formed directly and through our distribution network demonstrate our dedication to reaching as many customers as possible and solving common masking issues with our solutions.

Our global partnerships are also strengthened by our international success, with JTAPE making big strides in the USA recently, employing dedicated sales staff and permanent warehousing. As we continue to nurture existing partnerships, JTAPE is also continuing to ramp-up expansion into Asia markets.


JTAPE’s unwavering commitment to innovation and dedication to excellence has been recognised multiple times at national and international product exhibitions and award ceremonies. Our collection of awards is a testimony to the team’s hard work and passion within the industry.

JTAPE’s remarkable achievements include being the only company to date to receive 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.  

Internationally, JTAPE’s innovations emerged among thousands of entries and were recognised with a Global Media Award for our Wheel Repair Mask, as voted for by an international panel of judges. Our Perforated+ Trim Lifting Tape won JTAPE a second Global Media Award for innovation at the SEMA 2023 show in Las Vegas. Our team has also been awarded with a Japanese Award for Innovation, further showing our dedication to creating innovative products.

JTAPE UK Team with Award

Innovation & Product Development at JTAPE

Innovation and product development sit at the forefront of our work at JTAPE. Our team has been dedicated to transforming the automotive masking industry for the past two decades by developing innovative solutions tackling a wide range of real challenges faced by automotive professionals. From the most glaringly obvious issues to smaller problems, we leverage the expertise and experience of our team members to create high-quality masking solutions that professionals can always rely on to address their needs for any job.

Professional using JTAPE's Advance Foam Masking Tape, to prevent overspray and achieve a seamless finish.

Meet the JTAPE Team

The JTAPE team is filled with experienced experts on all things related to automotive masking. From sales experts to the marketing-minded, get to know the team behind our excellence.



At JTAPE, we’re always keen to show off our latest product innovations and developments. If you’re interested in seeing what we’ve been working on, you can find us at the following product exhibitions:

  • Automechanika – Frankfurt
  • SEMA – Las Vegas


From marketing and sales to product development and manufacturing, a job at JTAPE is more than just a job. We offer excellent training programs, mentorship and benefits across our range of departments. So whether you have a background in collision repairs, have an interest in the automotive industry or you’re an experienced paintwork technician, or are eager to get involved in the tape manufacturing process, we’d love to hear from you. A career at JTAPE means you’ll get involved in everything – from experiencing our manufacturing lines to learning all about our goals and ambitions for the industry.

Fancy starting your career in the automotive masking industry with us? Look out on our careers page for the latest opportunities to join our team of experts. With our recent international expansion success and continued growth, it’s worth checking back for exciting upcoming international career opportunities.

Company News

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JTAPE Launches New Tacky Booth Protection Film

Tacky booth protection film product aside the product box


JTAPE logo on a black background


Close up of JTAPE's products, including Masking Tape and Prime Shield

To find out more about us and our range of specialist masking solutions, or if you’d like to place an order for yourself or someone else, please don’t hesitate to contact the JTAPE using the contact form below. Our experts are happy to assist with your queries and provide any information or advice you might need.