JTAPE’s founder, Oliver Jevons, originally worked in the family business developing adhesive solutions for automotive bodyshops across the UK and internationally. Oliver heard the challenges that painters experienced when masking cars and started devising innovative solutions for their masking needs.
His first patented 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, JTAPE moved to a small production facility in the nearby village of Goostrey, with just Oliver, one employee and two machines.
By 2010, rapid growth meant that JTAPE required more space. The business returned to Macclesfield with a workforce of over twenty employees and ten purpose-built production lines.
Since 2010 production lines have tripled, and a team of over fifty passionate people produce and sell the extensive range of exceptional quality products. JTAPE has a core portfolio of around 50 individually designed products and has 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.
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.
Internationally we have been recognised with a Japanese Award for Innovation and at the 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.