About Us

P. Wilkinson Containers

Metal & Plastic Containers for industry

P. Wilkinson Containers Ltd is now one of the largest manufacturers & stockists of metal and plastic containers in the UK, offering packaging solutions from 50ml right up to 220L containers.

We operate off our three acre site (130,000sq ft), and our transport fleet cover the whole of the UK. Our fourth generation family business is proudly 100% owned and operated by the Wilkinson family.

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100%

FAMILY OWNED

4TH

GENERATION

1930

ESTABLISHED

87

YEARS EXPERIENCE

OUR HISTORY

P. Wilkinson & Son EST. 1930

Established in the 30’s by Percy Wilkinson (then selling containers for The Metal Box Company Ltd.), this turned into a father & son company as Denis Wilkinson joined his father. Denis then grew this small partnership and moved the business into Wapping London, where it continued to expand and absorb companies such as our Manufacturing Company (William Say & Co). P. Wilkinson Containers Ltd. and William Say & Co., Ltd then relocated to its current 3 acre site south of the river Thames, in Bermondsey.

William Say & Co., Ltd manufacture tin cans for many industries and are the last of its kind in central London, for more information on this unique business please visit www.wsay.co.uk

1857

Percy Wilkinson starts trading goods

1929

2nd Gen Denis Wilkinson joins his father

1930

Trading name formed as P. Wilkinson & Son

1930

Denis Wilkinson & William Say start work on tin can factory

1941

Moves to Wapping London, where it continues to expand and absorb companies.

1952

Offices are moved to the famous Art Deco Ibex House in central London.

1957

Denis removes '& Son' from P. Wilkinson Containers Ltd.

1958

Peggy Staniforth Joins the company (working with us for the next 68 years, when she passed away aged 93)

1966

3 Generation, Peter Wilkinson Joins the company

1970

Relocated to our current 3 acre site south of the river Thames, in Bermondsey.

1971

Sells all sites in Wapping, including The Bell Pub and also a betting shop. (Pizza Express now resides in one of the old warehouses)

1980

Verney road site in Bermondsey is expanded onto newly accuired land

1990

The WWW is launched

2000

P. Wilkinson Containers Ltd. launch first website

2010

4th Generation (Garth & Stuart Wilkinson) join the company

2014

Solar Farm is installed at 20 Verney Road site

2016

ISO 9001 is gained

OUR TEAM

We still remain very much a family run business with some of our employees here should you wish to contact anyone directly.

  • Garth Wilkinson

    +44 (0)20 7237 4500

  • Stuart Wilkinson

    +44 (0)20 7394 2087

  • Alan Ward

    +44 (0)20 7394 2089

  • Scott Wilkins

    +44 (0)20 7237 4500

  • Michael Bedden

    +44 (0)20 7237 4500

  • Cilla Brown

    +44 (0)20 7237 4500

  • Peter Wilkinson

    +44 (0)20 7394 2089