History of Versapak

In 1973, our Chairman, Ian Denny Anderson started Versapak with a simple, reusable mailing pouch and security seal for safeguarding sensitive items during transport. The Versapak range of products became known for being durable, secure and cost effective, and was soon widely accepted by postal authorities, banks and medical organisations throughout the world.

Scroll down to learn about Versapak’s 50 years of tamper evident expertise.


Versapak Founder Ian Denny Anderson Versapak Original Security Bags Versapak Sewing Facility Versapk Founder Ian in Warehouse


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Versapak International Ltd was established and first small production facility was opened in Chislehurst, Kent
1974 Icon Versapak International changed name to The Versapak Group.
Moved to larger premises in 239 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent and set up Injection Moulding and Mailroom Equipment production in Brightlingsea Essex
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Set up sales and manufacturing company in Canada serving local and US market
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Began international expansion, trading in many countries around the world
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Formed Envelope Printing Company (EPC) selling millions of envelopes
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Moved to Upland Road, Bexleyheath
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Purchased the largest allowed articulated double decked truck to collect and deliver envelopes for EPC from Germany
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The first Anti-Doping kit was launched for the first Rugby World Cup in New Zealand
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Moved to larger premises in Crabtree Manor Way, Bexleyheath, Kent
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Moved to larger premises in Centurion Way, Erith, Kent
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Purchased John Sharp Industries (manufacturer and supplier of security products)
2001 Icon Moved production to Europe to expand capabilities and compete in a more global market. Established Versapak Romania, located near Cluj-Napoca. A factory and sales office boasting state-of-the-art equipment that maximised production efficiency
2002 Icon Established Versapak GmbH to further expand our growing European operation and employed a dedicated team for German speaking countries
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First medical Versapak Carriers made for the NHS - the first product was a green pathology carrier
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Purchased Bond Mailroom business to complement The Versapak Group
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Moved to new UK Headquarters, Erith, Kent
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Granted a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen 
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Developed and patented the T2 security sealing system
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Awarded the Planet Mark Certificate for commitment to sustainability
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Became a member of Made in Britain
2021 Icon Investment and installation of Engel - energy efficient injection moulding machine and started manufacturing security seals in the UK
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Versapak celebrates 50 years of tamper evident excellence
We are Versapak International Ltd and we help businesses store and transport documents and sensitive items. Our reusable and tamper evident bags, cash bags and varied use security seals are used by leading companies in many industries throughout the world.
The Versapak Centre, 4 Veridion Way
DA18 4AL
United Kingdom