Esterform Packaging


Esterform Packaging
Founded 1999
Headquarters Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom

Company Profile

Headquartered in Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom the company Esterform Packaging produces injection moulded PET preforms and stretch blow moulded PET containers. Esterform offers an extensive range of standard products and a fully project managed custom design process for bespoke developments.

Esterform was founded in Liverpool in 1999 and grew rapidly, expanding beyond their premises and then acquired and relocated to the new site in Tenbury Wells during 2001. The facility at Tenbury Wells had already developed a track record of innovation as the first European PET preform producer in 1978, and the first mineral water bottle in 1979.

In 2005 Esterform acquired the purpose built preform manufacturing site in Leeds, allowing them to develop and strengthen the company’s position as the UKs largest producer of PET bottles and containers.

In 2015 Esterform purchased a major competitor and embarked on a £23 million transformative investment program. The program was completed by the end of 2017, however the process is on-going and the company Directors are committed to world class standards of operation in all areas activity.

Esterform is the only UK independent PET-preform and bottle supplier with a true on-site PET analysis facility. This facility was originally opened to provide internal quality assurance for Esterform products. This laboratory is responsible for ensuring the quality and consistency of the Esterform brand throughout the production-supply chain. The laboratory’s unique system of primary and secondary analysis ensures total quality control from production through to delivery.

Externally, PET analysis is offered to Esterform’s customers, giving an exceptional level of service, offering customers the opportunity to discuss any aspect of PET properties or performance with a member of the technical department.

The in-house blending facility enables Esterform to offer customised levels of post-consumer recycled PET (RPET) in their products.

Esterform Packaging is ISO 9001 2000 certified.

Products / Technology

  • Preforms
  • Container


  • 1999 – established
  • 2001 – relocation to Tenbury Wells
  • 2005 - acquired preform manufacturing site in Leeds


PETplanet Insider Articles

Issue 12 / 2018: Safe and hygienic storage
Issue 09 / 2015: New stretch-blow unit for jars in the United Kingdom

External links

Esterform Packaging Website