Tel: +44(0)151 933 9334 | Fax: +44(0)151 933 5005

Welcome To W J Leech & Sons Ltd

W J Leech is one of the UKs leading manufacturers of products for the road transport industry. We specialise in tensioned curtains for both dry freight and refrigerated vehicles and trailers, Security curtains, Tarpaulins, Covers, Tilts and Bespoke Products.

All manufacturing takes place at our Bootle factory, giving us full control from enquiry to manufacture, to full side digital imaging and delivery. We pride ourselves in being a true one stop shop with no out sourcing. We supply to Trailer Manufacturers, Body Builders, Repair Centres, Refurbishment Centres and End Users. We work closely with our parts supply chain ensuring we have a seamless process, this coupled with a competitive pricing regime and a professional open and honest approach keeps us at the forefront of our industry.

We stock a large range of parts for trailer and rigid vehicle curtains for most trailer and body manufacturers’ products such as, curtain rollers, curtain tensioners, webbings, curtain poles, curtain ratchets along with all other related parts required for tensioned curtains and load restraint.

Having invested in the latest technology for printing large format digital graphics of up to 3.2 meters wide and capable of reproducing outstanding detail for curtain sided vehicles and trailers, Advertising Banners, Window Imaging for shops and offices, Large Backdrops for Buildings, Exhibitions, Retail, Corporate and Private Events.


David Leech

Managing Director

Our History

Founded in 1920 by William J Leech the company has come such a long way since the days when they were producing tarpaulin covers for Barges operating along the Liverpool to Leeds boat canals.

The photo opposite is William J Leech himself, and it is believed that the photo was taken on the Cutty Sark but the date is not known. 

The photographs below are some of the earliest images from 1920 of tarpaulin covers being made for the barges in the very first factory, these are the only surviving photographs.

The business grew from strength to strength diversifying into other markets such as Agriculture then into Road Transport as more and more goods were being moved by road instead of the canals but continued to produce products for all three industries and still do to this day.


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WJ Leech & Sons Today

Today is a different story from the 1920s, after several factory moves due to increased demand and being one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of tensioned curtains for the Road Transport Industry, we continue to invest, as more and more technology becomes available to integrate into our manufacturing processes.

Digital imaging is becoming more in demand. Large and Small businesses, PLCs, Super Market Chains and Transport Companies are becoming more image conscious than ever before, recognising the potential advertising space available on vehicles and trailers. To meet the new marketing strategy being adopted by these companies we have invested in the most up to date digital printing equipment available on the market today, together with the latest computer software we can produce and manipulate most images to suit our customer’s needs, ensuring we stay at the forefront of our industry. 

Below is what W J Leech & Sons Ltd can produce with the technology available and further investment planned to increase production to meet the demands for our quality products along with diversification into other markets

Products & Services

How to Measure a Trailer

There are certain dimensions and details we require to manufacture a set of curtains to your specification which are as follows:

Guide To Measuring For A Curtain

Diagram Guide & Explanation

*Select vehicle / trailer type below for curtain specification sheet.

Curtain 900 g/m2 Colour Chart

Please note not all of these colours are stock items so please contact us

Leech2012-B6000 Sioen_HR colours

Curtain 680-700 g/m2 Colour Chart

Please note not all of these colours are stock items so please contact us

Leech2013-B9000 sioen_LR colours

Terms & Conditions

W.J. Leech & Sons LTD
275 Derby Road
L20 8PL

  0151 933 9334

0151 933 5005

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