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Advancing Growth

We are creators, innovators and industry pioneers in tree shelter solutions worldwide


Innovation is at the heart of everything we do.

Tubex started life in the 1970s as a specialist plastic extruder, making a variety of products for a range of industries. The company’s first factory and offices were based in Colliers Wood, London, and when space became short in the early 1980s the business opened its factory in Aberdare, South Wales. The company’s operating space in Aberdare is now 3 times its original size.

The company’s first treeshelters were produced in the early 1980s and quickly became the most popular on the market, selling well both in the UK and overseas.

Over 40 years later we have focused our business on making and selling a wider range of products used for “Advancing Growth” of trees and vines. Over recent years our focus has moved away from specialists only in manufacture, to specialists in the forestry, viticulture, landscaping and fruit markets within which our products are used.

Research & Development

Our evolution has been reflected nowhere more acutely than in our investment in R&D, and in particular in the development of understanding of the silvicultural and agronomical benefits of our products to plants. We have also developed a commercial understanding of what makes our products so attractive.

We now have a fantastic range of products (spearheaded by our own-produced tree and vine shelters) and a fantastic team of people and technical advisors.

Far reaching

Our main base is in South Wales, where the majority of our products are manufactured and from where approximately 100 staff are based. We also have sales offices around the world to support your business.

Our Values

Our constant collaboration with distributors, foresters and contractors is key to our success in projects. We strive daily to understand your business and your needs to keep developing and offering you the best value-engineered solutions.



From the very first to the last, we’ve always been changing the game.


Tubex launches the first tree-shelter recycling scheme.


Tubex joins Berry Global after Berry’s acquisition of AVINTIV (formerly PGI Nonwovens). Thanks to Berry Tubex has gained global reach


One Tubex line moved to the Old Hickory site in the US to feed the viticulture market


Tubex was acquired by Fiberweb plc in 2011. The Tubex brand remains under Fiberweb Geosynthetics Ltd and is still manufactured in Aberdare with head office and sales operations being run from Fiberweb's Maldon Factory (Essex). In 2013 Fiberweb is acquired by PGI Nonwovens


Moved to current site in Aberdare, South Wales, UK


First factory in Colliers Wood, London, UK


Our commitment to the environment

At Tubex, we have been pioneering tree shelter solutions since the 1980s, giving saplings the best chances at growth. Learn about the strategy behind our commitment to promote the move towards a circular economy, including our products, operations, and partners.

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