Who are Herbert Walkers

Our Company

Established since 1946, Herbert Walkers are a market leading print and packaging business based in Shipley, West Yorkshire. The company initially focused on greeting cards and commercial print, but as markets changed, we changed with them. The decision was made to move into packaging - in particular added value packaging where finishing processes such as foiling and embossing are required. We knew we could draw on the experience gained from our greeting cards background. We made the necessary investments in both machinery and people to ensure that the premium service level we have provided to print customers could expand to packaging customers .

Our company’s main activities focus on high quality folding cartons and greeting cards, and we specialise in the production of premium packaging for which all added value embellishments are processed here under one roof. We now work in a variety of market sectors, such as Cosmetics, Food, Drink and Confectionery. To meet the industry’s high demand for quality we have achieved the highest standard accreditations such as BRC, ISO9001 and ISO14001.


The print industry has always been a threat to the environment; more so in recent years, where the demand for paper based produce has increased exponentially. This is why at Herbert Walkers, we take pride in selecting the most ecologically friendly suppliers, who are able to provide a clean, renewable source of paper without a compromise on quality.

We ensure that our suppliers constantly meet our specifications and that the vast majority of materials they produce come from sustainable forests. Our focus on a greener, cleaner environmental footprint has lead us to become a recognised member of the Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC)

logo-plainOur official certification of membership provided by FSC® is visible to the left.

FSC® is a non-profit organisation which audits each tree from where it is cut, through the various manufacturing stages, right up to the consumer making a purchase.
We highly recommend you visit their website and look at the work they are doing to protect our environment:

 FSC® website


At Herbert Walkers, we are always looking to improve and exceed expectations, not only in quality and technology but also in service and reliability. A desire to be the best has impelled us to pursue membership to SEDEX, a globally recognised organisation with the drive to enforce responsible and ethical business practices.

SEDEX provides the tools for vital data to be passed along from supplier to customer, giving us the facilities to concentrate on making various improvements to our supply chain’s performance, and ultimately, providing a better experience for our customers.


ISO 9001 Certificate - Click to view or download

ISO 14001 Certificate- Click to view or download

FSC Certificate - Click to view or download

BRC Certificate- Click to view or download

Our premises

Herbert Walkers Ltd
115 Dockfield Road
West Yorkshire
BD17 7AR

Opening Hours:
Monday: 8.30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8.30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8.30am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8.30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8.30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


Jan 2014 - MIS System

At the start of 2014 we invested in Tharstern's Primo, an award winning, enterprise grade Management Information System (MIS). This state-of-the-art software has incorporated all aspects of our manufacture chain to provide a more efficient and effective service overall.
It gives us the capability to automate both report and document creation reducing our response times, audit jobs to the initial confrontation which mitigates internal communication issues and also provides us with a fully featured stock control system allowing for organised dispatch and material allocation.
Feb 2014 - Digital Cutter

The DYSS X5 Digital Cutter, was the right choice to integrate quality and productivity for all of our proto-typing, sample-making and short run production needs.
As part of this investment, we installed Kasemake Design which is an award winning packaging design software for CAD solution.
May 2014 - Plant Expansion

We are adding 45,000 square feet to the existing 70,000 we already have, this will give us additional space for board stock, finished goods and for call off stock, as well as freeing up part of the existing space for future developments.
March 2011 - Bobst Expertfold Folder Gluer

We went looking for a machine which could provide the speed and accuracy that we needed. We found the Bobst expertfold to be above its league, as it provided a consistent production line, yet had the speed to keep up to the high demands and the accuracy to assure it was producing only the highest quality cartons. It handles carton board and synthetic materials with ease and we can tweak it so that some of the most intricate cartons can be constructed on its line.
April 2013 - Automated Blank Separator

The TXR 1100 is a unique off-line automated blank separator, that was purchased to eliminate a bottleneck in our production process.