Wasdell Group

The Wasdell Group provides the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries with solutions to a range of outsourcing requirements. Established in 1971, with multiple sites in the United Kingdom and employing over 500 people, the group offers an impressive range of technical, manufacturing, packaging and storage/distribution services.


With Wasdell Technical the group benefits significantly from the design and manufacture of commercial tooling and technical support. This capability is unique to our Group and provides our customers with great advantages in terms of cost, innovation and speed of service.

Our manufacturing division includes a 26,000 sq ft facility which is MHRA approved for the manufacture of non-sterile oral liquids in dedicated grade C and D clean rooms. We can support manufacture and packaging for clinical trials and medical devices and can take products from formulation to commercial supply. This facility is well placed to meet our customers’ manufacturing needs.

Our packaging division has facilities across the UK, increasing our customer products speed to market and offers customers bespoke business continuity solutions. With a combined total of 25 production lines we are well placed to solve a range of packaging outsourcing requirements.

Our integrated storage, fulfilment and distribution facilities have the capacity to store over 26,000 pallets and our services can be tailored to meet customer specific requirements. We offer ambient, controlled ambient, cold chain and controlled drug storage conditions. Online inventory, ordering and real-time reporting is accessible 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

Have added QP services and Laboratory services to the Wasdell Group. This investment allows us to further enhance our reputation of being the preferred manufacturing, packaging and fulfilment partner to the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries.

The Wasdell Group prides itself on delivering high quality, reliable, flexible and responsive services with unrivalled lead times. Whether you use us for one service or all of them, the Wasdell Group are ready to assist you with your needs.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive and outstanding service that exceeds our customers’ manufacturing, packaging and logistical requirements and become the preferred outsourcing partner to the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries.

Our History

The Wasdell Group is today one of the largest and most experienced contract packaging suppliers to the healthcare, pharmaceutical and veterinary markets in Europe, supplying UK manufacturers and shipping to 47 countries around the world.

  • Wasdell Founded

    Wasdell Packaging Ltd founded by Richard Wasdell

  • New Ownership & MD

    Martin Tedham acquires majority share in Wasdell and becomes MD

  • Wasdell moves to Swindon

    Wasdell moves to its brand new production facility (100,000 sq ft ) in Swindon

  • Wasdell acquire Quantum

    Wasdell acquires Quantum Logistics and launches Wasdell Storage & Distribution

  • Tedham becomes sole shareholder

    Martin Tedham becomes Wasdell’s sole shareholder

  • Introducing Wasdell Group

    Qualiti Burnley Ltd (QBL) & Vineham Engineering incorporate with Wasdell Packaging and form Wasdell Group

  • Wasdell Group extend facilities

    Wasdell Group purchase two new factories in Swindon to extend production and S&D activities and builds schedule 2 vault

  • Wasdell Group acquire new facilities

    Manufacturing site (26,000 sq ft) acquired in Newcastle

  • Wasdell grow again

    Wasdell Group purchase new warehouse (70,000 sq ft) in Swindon.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Wasdell Group is today one of the largest and most experienced contract packaging suppliers to the healthcare, pharmaceutical and veterinary markets in Europe, supplying UK manufacturers and shipping to 47 countries around the world.

  • What are your current packaging lead times?
    Our current packaging lead times are 10 days from receipt of last component.
  • Do you stock tooling parts for blister packing?
    We have over 1,000 sets of tooling formats within the Wasdell portfolio. If your product doesn’t fit these tooling formats we can design and manufacture dedicated tooling thanks to our in-house facilites.
  • What are your lead times for production of dedicated tooling?
    Our lead times for dedicated tooling are 4-6 weeks for standard tooling and 6-8 weeks if feeders are required.
  • What is your minimum order for packaging?
    This will depend on the service being provided, whether it is solid dose blister packing or pot filling, liquid filling or sachet filling. The price we quote will be specific to the type of packaging and volume per batch. We can pack as little as a single unit!
  • Can I visit the factory before I place my order?
    Yes of course. Some customers will require a formal quality audit before placing a first order and we will be pleased to accommodate this. All customers are most welcome to visit our facilities by appointment.
  • I understand there are special rules for visiting the packing and manufacturing facilities?
    Yes, due to the nature of our business all visitors to Wasdell must provide photographic identification on arrival at Reception and visitors to production areas must be properly gowned and not wear any jewellery or makeup.
  • How quickly can you turn around artwork?
    We can normally turn around a pdf proof from customers’ artwork in a couple of days.
  • What is your artwork capability?
    Normally customers provide us with an artwork file and we first check that it is suitable for printing, we then complete the required reprographics to produce a print ready file to make it suitable for the relevant print process and packaging. The artwork team can however take your concepts, propose artwork and then convert this into print ready files.
  • What quality standards do you work to?
    The company is regularly inspected by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and operates to strict standards of pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). We have UK MHRA MIA, IMP, MS, WDA(H), and VMD ManA licenses and UK Home Office Controlled Drugs License (2-5), see the website or brochure for more details. We are also accredited by the BRC, MSC and Soil Association.
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