OUR HERITAGE

OUR INHERITANCE IS SO VALUABLE THAT THE SKILLS OF OUR WORKFORCE ARE GREATER THAN ONE MAN COULD EVER LEARN. THEY ARE MORE THAN THE PASSING ON OF KNOWLEDGE OR THE SHARING OF EXPERIENCE. THEY ARE PART OF THE AREA IN WHICH WE LIVE – IN OUR HOMES, IN OUR FAMILIES, OUR HISTORY. THEY ARE BORN IN US AND INSTINCTIVE.

Fabric Production on Site Since the 16th Century

1799

First company to install mechanised wool carding machines.

1899

Bower Roebuck & Co. LTD registers as a new limited company at Glendale Mills with Companies House.

1905

‘New machinery’ being lifted into Bower Roebuck.

1973

Aquired by Scabal S.A. – The world famous cloth merchant.

1974

First company to manufacture cloth classified as super 120’s (approximate one micron finer than super 100’s).

1990

Introduction of the first computerised design sample looms (effectively bringing the method of weaving design ranges and samples forward by 60 years).

1991

Bower Roebuck again lead the field by weaving the first super 150’s quality – Now an international standard of quality and excellence.

2002

Flash Flood – caused manufacturing to halt for 6 months and results in £4 million of investment in new machinery and technology (including 20 new dornier looms).

2005

Established sister company ‘Savile Clifford’.

2008

New versomat warping machine is commissioned – still the only of it’s kind in the UK.

Replacement of Weaving Looms Planned for 2017