We've been around since Jack was a lad and...

We been recycling textiles, and providing wipers to industry since the 1960's

Industrial Wiper Co. - How it all started

Back in the 1960’s a young man from Wales, Mike Walters came to make his fortune in Leicester. He set up his own Wiper Company, working with local laundries and charity shops picking up the waste and turning that waste into wipers which he sold to local businesses. Basically a rag and bone business without the bone! 

Then in the 80s Mark Walters his son joined the company business and over the next 35 years it was Mark who built what is Industrial Wiper Company. Although we lost Mark to Cancer in 2020, Kay his wife has picked up the reigns and the business continues in Mark’s memory.

Through this time and all the changes, our customers have been our focus, and some have been with us right from the start, which we appreciate and truly value. We remain a family business and the team are family as well, with some being with us for over 30 years!!

All our customers are welcome to come to the works for a tea or coffee if you are passing!!

Our Legacy

Our achievement over these 40 years + is now having over 200 customers we serve, from small one person operations, to large corporations, everyone matters and is valued by us all at IWC.