R.WEST & SON
Packaging Your Valuables Safely Since 1910
As a company with a long and interesting history, many of our customers are curious to learn more about us and find out how we got started in the timber packaging industry and how the business has stood the test of time.
Read on to discover more about us!
ABOUT US: WHO WE ARE
Established in 1910 and situated in Plymouth, R. West & Son are packaging services and timber packaging experts.
Family-owned for more than a century, we’re one of the region’s leading manufacturers of bespoke wooden pallets, packing crates and packing cases, designed and manufactured from our premises on Sutton Harbour.
Founded by Richard West, the company was run by four generations of the West family until 2019, when Jason and Angela Kennedy took over. The Kennedy’s are every bit as passionate about the business as the West family and strive to build upon the strong foundation built over the past 100 years. Read a little about our company history.
WHAT WE DO
We provide a comprehensive timber and plywood packaging service for UK delivery and global export and offer a complete service, collection and storage service to customers from across the world.
One of the most unique things about us is that we’re happy to produce small batches and low volumes of product, which sets us apart from our competitors in the packaging services industry. We’re also capable of taking on high volume orders and repeat batches to suit the needs of our customers.
We have forged strong partnerships with selected hauliers and shipping companies and can arrange transportation for your goods in the UK, Europe and beyond, delivering a streamlined and simplified service for our customers.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
“Finding a local company who could manufacture packing cases to meet the recent ISPM15 timber packaging regulations for our aftersales department was high on our agenda. R. West & Son in Plymouth has successfully provided us with a reliable solution to this problem.”
GRANT HOOPER, HEAD OF MATERIALS & AFTERSALES, PRINCESS YACHTS INTERNATIONAL PLC
“When we made the decision to move our manufacturing facility to China, there were several issues that needed hands-on management. When it came to shipping the machinery and components, the R. West & Son team took full control of the move, from arranging the containers to the packaging and paperwork required to complete the move. This was one less headache to deal with. A good, all-round job and R. West & Son are thoroughly recommended to anyone else needing a similar service.”
STEVE BROADSTOCK, MANAGING DIRECTOR, BRITISH FLY REELS