Located in the heart of Yorkshire’s textile industry, WooltexUK have been designers and manufacturers of textile fabrics since 1996. Wool is at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, the very highest quality standards and market leading innovation.
Wooltex are manufacturers of fabrics used in office seating, public buildings and concert halls. Most of out sales are exported for distribution withing the EU, and beyond.
The company has expanded rapidly since its inception and our range of manufacturing services has increased in line with this growth. For some years now Wooltex has carried out its own Warping, Weaving, Mending and Final Inspection but from 2015/16 a significant investment programme, tailored specifically to our needs, provides a new state of the art Dyeing and Finishing facility. During 2018 we installed a facility for manufacturing our own yarns using novel and advanced production techniques.
Our strong technical team linked to investment in the latest machine technology, enables us produce world class fabric designs quickly and efficiently. We continually research and develop new product areas and production methods to meet the needs of our customers. Staff training needs are continually reviewed and employee advancement within the organisation is actively encouraged.
It is our policy to use approved local suppliers wherever possible in the manufacture of our products and we insist products from external suppliers are made to the same exacting standards we set for ourselves. Our local approach ensures fast, high quality production and minimises costs, as well as reducing the impact of our carbon footprint.
WooltexUK a ‘manufacturer without looms’ is founded by Peter Timmins. All orders received are sub contracted to local manufacturers. The main focus is the production of wool based fabrics for use in contract upholstery.
Begin Weaving internally at Upper Mills in Slaithwaite. In addition all Mending and Inspection is carried out internally.
The Weaving is extended to include a Jacquard weaving facility.
The company having outgrown its first home in Slaithwaite moves to bigger premises at Woodland Mill in Longwood, used for textile manufacture since 1878.
Our biggest customer Kvadrat a/s acquires a shareholding in WooltexUK.
Woodland Mill extended to meet growing sales demand.
WooltexUK becomes accredited to ISO 9001 quality standard
Solar Panels are installed to provide sustainable energy production for the Mill.
Land in Dales Street is acquired and work begins on a second extension as demand continues to grow. A new finishing facility, the first for many decades in the UK, is installed. New high speed weaving machines increase capacity.
Sales of fabric reach 2 million metres for the first time.
WooltexUK nominated as a company to ‘inspire Britain’ by the London Stock Exchange.
State of the art dyeing facility installed.
WooltexUK wins Queens Award for International Trade.
A Piece Dyeing department is established to complement our existing yarn and top dyeing facility.
To meet continuing demand for our products, more high speed looms are installed in our weaving department.
A bore hole is sunk to supply our Dyeing and Finishing departments’ with all the water it needs.
A new yarn formation facility is installed at Woodland Mill to allow the use of technically advanced and novel yarn techniques in our products.
Wooltex wins a second Queens award for international trade.
Further high speed looms are installed to meet soaring demand