PFW Labels has its roots in a stationery company in Stafford called Staffs Office Supplies. In 1985 a company was set up selling Fax Rolls, called Paperfax Wholesale. It was an offshoot of the stationery company. This business grew & continued for some years while the market was buoyant until traditional fax rolls & paper began to be replaced by standard A4 paper.
The then owners, in looking for another line to sell, saw a need in the market for the supply of unprinted A4 sheet labels to the stationery & printing trades. In 1996 PFW Labels was formed (an abbreviation of Paperfax Wholesale) running alongside the fax roll sales until that finally finished in 2003 with the demise of the fax roll supplier.
PFW Labels grew fast in the late 1990’s. There were successes achieved in sales of standard white labels for copiers & laser printers; a range was created for the print industry; stocks of coloured, fluorescent, polyester & clear labels were built up. The business continued to grow & by 2001 it was emerging as a market leader. The year 2002 was to be a major year of change.
Firstly, in view of winning more business, a label convertor was installed at the Stafford premises. It converted reels of self adhesive laminate to die-cut A4 sheets & printed a single colour face or backprint if necessary. Manufacturing in-house meant PFW were immediately able to move to the next level.
Secondly, the owner & family decided to emigrate. This resulted in a change of ownership which led to the present family run entity.
During 2003 the business relocated to the present 4000 sq ft premises in Sandbach. This enabled PFW to become the stockist of the largest range of A4 sheet labels (probably in the whole of Europe). Our range has continued & expanded catering for new departures such as the Digital print technology. Our materials are tried tested & our customers have full confidence in us as a company.
2009 - A new computer system was installed that included everything from a comprehensive customer relationship management function to sales order processing and stock and warehouse management. This greatly improved the service we could offer to customers through integrating many of the business functions into one computer system.
2011/12 - We completely rebranded our company changing the perception of the whole brand to an increasingly premium product.
2013 - Online web shop launched.
2017 - Updated the online webshop to a responsive design meaning along with many other general improvements the latest website is now optimised for mobile devices such as phones and tablets.
Now moving forwards we remain committed to:
Research & development of new products,
Competitiveness in an ever changing market.