GEW was formed in March 1991 by Gillian and Malcolm Rae to provide the narrow web label market with compact, air-cooled UV curing systems.
The early years were based in Reigate and then in a small factory unit in Redhill. Products were developed for a range of label printing machines enabling the company to grow, becoming identified with narrow web printing machines.
Between 1992 and 1997 the company grew rapidly, employing more people, moving to larger premises and developing the product range further. Sales were direct with OEM accounts, based mainly in Europe.
In 1999 we moved to South Nutfield, Surrey where we stayed for some thirteen years. In 2012 we moved to a large modern factory in Crawley, Surrey . Our strong customer focused approach has kept customers loyal to us over many years, our first ever customer is still buying from us today.
In 1999 GEW were awarded the Queen's Award for Export Achievement, having doubled export sales in the preceding 3 years.
GEW sell to some of the world's most advanced printing machine manufacturers, Gallus, GiDue, Mark Andy, Nilpeter, and Omet are all regular customers. Our products are highly regarded for their standard of engineering, reliability and performance. The company is highly regarded for its flexible, friendly and fast way of dealing with customers.
Today GEW has an operation in Cleveland Ohio, formed in 1999 to service the US market. This has been very successful: With GEW Inc seen as the leader in the American market, sales have been growing strongly.
GEW also has branch offices in Unterensingen (Germany) and Mumbai (India), to support our many customers in the German-speaking and Asian markets. In addition to this, we are also supported by a worldwide network of agents and distributors.
Production quality is exceptionally high by virtue of our policy of continuous product performance review.
The future of GEW is in the hands of many able people, researching, developing, and designing new products aimed at making GEW the foremost supplier of UV systems in the world.