The company was founded in 1974 with the aim of specialising in the manufacture of high quality rubber and rubber to metal bonded products, produced to exacting customer specifications.

The company initially specialised in the supply of seals to the bearing industry, but in 1978 commenced a strategy of diversification into other industries.  Whilst still remaining a major supplier to the bearing industry, the existing customer base covers a wide range of industries, including automotive, transportation, business machines, domestic appliances, heating and electronics.

Due to continued expansion, the company moved to larger premises in 1979 and extended these in 1988 and again in 1995.  Currently, JRD’s site in Soham has 13,000 ft2 of current manufacturing space available with an additional 4,500 ft2 for future expansion. 

The company commenced exporting in 1982 and has continued to pursue a policy of expansion into specialised areas, and now exports to Europe, Scandinavia, North & South America and the Far East.

JRD Rubber Mouldings offer a complete service, covering component design, material selection and tool design. We are also able to cater for manufacture of prototype samples, small batch and high volume production.