Fourth generation of the Yates family joins Endoline Automation

Endoline Automation are proud to announce that the fourth generation member of the Yates family has joined the business, with Grace Yates being appointed as Sales & Marketing Assistant for the packaging machinery manufacturer.


Founded in 1981 by Grace’s great-grandfather, the late Ronald Yates, Endoline is globally renowned for its engineering capabilities in the creation of packaging automation.


The company is currently under the steer of the third generation of the Yates family, with Andrew Yates as Managing Director and Richard Yates as Operations Director. Their father, Alan, joined his father Ronald in the 90’s before retiring but is still a regular visitor to Endoline’s Head Office in Bedfordshire today in his role as Chairman.


Grace has now joined the family business to work within the marketing division. Prior to joining Endoline, she studied Creative Media at Cambridge Regional College, finishing with an Extended diploma.


While a family firm at heart, Endoline employs 45 people, many of whom have spent their entire careers with the Company.


“We are delighted to welcome Grace to Endoline,” comments Andrew Yates.


“As a family business we have had succession plans in place for many years, and we look forward to handing on the baton for generations to come, however we firmly believe any succession plan must not be based upon the individual’s surname, but upon their integrity, professionalism, and ability. Grace has all of these attributes in abundance, and I am confident she will help Endoline reach new audiences and amplify our messages within her marketing role.”


A business is only as good as the people employed and the product created. We are very fortunate because we are excellent in both of these areas. We have some fantastic, dedicated, loyal and hardworking employees, who are invaluable assets to the business and an extension to our family.”