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Hibiscus plc factory

Stock-Xpress and Hibiscus Plc

Stock-Xpress is Hibiscus Plc’s online shop for off-the-shelf chemical and dangerous goods labels.

Hibiscus PLC is one of the UK’s leading label manufacturers and software developers for the transportation, supply and end-use of hazardous substances and we have specialised in providing high-quality labelling solutions for over 39 years.

At our Leeds site, we manufacture a wide range of bespoke hazard warning labels and develop software specifically for the classification and labelling of chemicals and the production and management of Safety Data Sheets.

Stock-Xpress offers you a one-stop shop for everything you need to label hazardous products. We have a thorough understanding of GHS and CLP requirements and unrivalled expertise of sourcing approved materials and adhesives for the production of waterproof BS5609 compliant labels that can withstand the harshest environments.

Call us on 0113 242 4272

If you are looking for a bespoke labelling solution, printers or software, then head over to our Hibiscus site for more information.

Who we are

Hibiscus Plc is a long-established, family-run, commercial printing company that is owned and managed by the Killerby family.

We are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of hazard warning labels and software, and for over 39 years we have specialised in providing high-quality labelling solutions for the chemical and hazardous goods industries.

We provide a genuine ‘one-stop shop’ service, supplying a wide range of warning labels and placards, hazchem vehicle marking, and transport documentation. We also produce software for the classification and labelling of chemicals and the production and management of Safety Data Sheets.

Who we work with

From our base in Leeds, we are able to supply businesses across the UK, Europe and beyond with warning labels, export documentation and software.

We work with companies in the chemical industry and associated similar industries including brewing, janitorial, hazardous waste and transportation.

Our clients vary from some of the biggest names in the chemical industry to smaller, niche companies and everyone in between and we believe that the calibre of our customers is an indication of our excellent reputation. Hibiscus has developed strong relationships with businesses across the globe and our existing customers include: Ineos, Brenntag, Univar, Dow Corning, Johnson Matthey, Akzo Nobel, Syngenta, Yara, Lucite, PPG Industries and FMC.

Our history

Hibiscus Plc was founded 39 years ago, in the back bedroom of Brian and Dorothy Killerby’s home.

With a background in chemical engineering, Brian was the driving force behind the business, having spent time at Rowntree Mackintosh where he was a project engineer involved in the manufacture of After Eight mints and Black Magic chocolates.

Hibiscus was launched with the support of one of Margaret Thatcher’s new business loans and is now the only company in the local area still in existence that received this financial help. We began business with just one small handmade label rewinding machine that Brian made himself and the first year’s profit was a hard-earned £74!

In 1986 we moved into our purpose-built factory on the outskirts of Leeds and in 2004 the factory was tripled in size. Thirty-nine years later, under the directorship of James Killerby (Brian and Dorothy’s son), we’ve grown into one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of chemical and hazardous goods labels.