Adhesives International Ltd was founded in 1979 to undertake the marketing and distribution of hot melt adhesives principally to the packaging industry.
After a period of rapid expansion the company opened its first production facility in the mid 1980s which added a number of water based packaging adhesives to the range.
The company then further increased its product range to include adhesives for the automotive and furniture industries.
During this period an agreement was reached with a German company Forbo-Helmitin to distribute their products in the UK and to provide technical support. This greatly increased the scope of the business, providing one of the largest ranges of specialist adhesive products in the UK.