We are small, family run company who have been making rubber components, here in Britain, for over 80 years and crossing 3 generations.
Joseph Price came to Box in 1936 to run a, what was then, small factory, developing and making rubber products, including car and lorry tyres, hand grips, handle grips, pedals, shoe soles, parts for ships, cars and sporting balls too.
Derek soon followed in his father's footsteps and joined the business in 1947, taking the helm and growing the business in 2 areas, rubber balls and rubber components. Derek's knowledge of rubber combined with his engineering background allowed the business to grow in both areas and the company was soon exporting all over the world and fast becoming a well-respected rubber manufacturer for industry. For more details of this side of the business please see our rubber mouldings site - www.jpricebath.co.uk and for information on tennis, squash, racket & other sporting balls please see - www.priceofbath.com.
Louise, one of Derek's daughters, formally joined the business 6 years ago and with her hands-on experience of the factory garnered since a childhood spent ‘helping out’, has left them well placed to run their ever-changing business together. Has this allowed Derek to 'take time off'? To retire? Not likely, just gives him more time to focus on the ball and rubber ideas of a lifetime, banked for development and the new factory we are building just a mile down the road.
As a company, we are committed to providing excellent quality balls and rubber components, all ‘Made in England’. This is a label we wear with pride, in part because we think it stands for quality but also because it has become something of a rarity. It signifies a business that successfully makes a product here in Britain, surviving, often against the odds, in a market that typically chooses to export production elsewhere.We have designed and developed balls, hand grips, boat trailer accessories, replacement trike pedals and other rubber parts for many major organisations and have been selling directly to the public for many years. We will continue to grow our family business here in Wiltshire and look forward to working with you as a new customers.