Company History


Invicta Bakeware can trace its origins back to 1912, when it was set up as a manufacturing arm to enhance the range of the United Yeast Company.  In 1925, one of the employees Peter Jones bought the business and it became incorporated as the Invicta Sheet Metal Company Ltd in Leeds - manufacturing equipment for the baking industry.

Today, the company is based in purpose-built premises in Pickering on the edge of the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors but it has remained true to its core business and combines skilled craftsmanship with innovative design and development to produce some of the finest baking, catering and food preparation equipment on the market.

For most of its life, the business has been under the care of the Jones family and until recently their third generation was still represented on the board of directors.  Invicta's current Managing Director has over 30 years' service to the company and industry as a whole.  Indeed many members of staff have been with the firm for the majority of their working lives - which not only ensures that traditional skills and manufacturing techniques are kept alive but also contributes to the inclusive family approach to business and a strong sense of customer service.

Underpinning this strength is a continued investment in plant, premises, staff and product development, which places the company in an excellent position to move into the next 100 years of business.

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Left to right: Vanessa Boyes (Sales Office Manager), John Waddington (Managing Director) and Steve Bielby (Work Manager) – who between them have 85 years’ service at Invicta Bakeware – celebrate a century in business.


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