The History of UPU Industries


Mr Steve Orr formally Managing Director of The Belfast Ropework Company Limited, founded Steve Orr Ltd, a Private limited company.


The Company is based in Holywood, Northern lreland that grows rapidly. It becomes a full line provider of Baler Twine, Netwrap and Stretch Film for the agricultural sector in UK and lreland


Farmer’s is Registered and becomes the company’s brand and logo,


The Company takes over the sales team of Bridon Fibres and then becomes the largest Baler Twine distributor in the UK.


Steve Orr Ltd forms a manufacturing subsidiary – UPU Industries Ltd – to manufacture Round Bale Netwrap for UK & Ireland


Mr Philip Orr is appointed Managing Director.


Big Square Baler Twine production is added due to the installation of the World’s first fully automated in-line production line from Sima, ltaly.


UPU Industries Ltd begins exporting to Europe and the United States of America. 1999 – New Extrusion and Knitting capacity added.


New Extrusion and Knitting capacity added.


Steve Orr Ltd becomes a Private Holding Company and all Trade is conducted through UPU lndustries Ltd


The Groups experience in manufacturing and as a distributor of baling twine, round bale net wrap, pallet netting, and silage film, earns the independent privately-run family business a reputation around the globe for its production of high quality products and Customer service, winning 2 Queens Awards for Innovation and Export Sales.


Steve Orr Ltd establishes a manufacturing subsidairy – UPU Industries Inc. – to manufacture Round Bale Netwrap in the USA.


The Group is the Sole manufacturer in the United States of America.

May 2018

UPU expanded its global reach by securing a range of new international contracts.

Global contracts