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Investing in growth at Nonwovenn

Manufacturing output and service to customers continued without disruption during the pandemic.

2nd June 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Bridgewater, United Kingdom


In the past 12 months, Somerset, UK-based technical fabric manufacturer Nonwovenn has invested £7 million in its Bridgwater production site, where it has operated since 2000.

Despite a disruptive year, the company has purchased the freehold of its production site, securing its future presence in Bridgwater, and invested in a new chemical bonding nonwovens manufacturing line with additional technologies that will not only provide a significant increase in capacity but also access to new product sectors.

Nonwovenn has also made a significant investment in its people over the past year, including the appointment of commercial director Nigel Hardy, an experienced FMCG sector executive, to lead the business through its next stage of growth.

Commercial director Nigel Hardy. © Nonwovenn

“Over the last 18 months, Nonwovenn has focussed on building manufacturing and commercial capability to ensure we are well positioned to drive growth as we come out of the pandemic,” said Hardy. “Despite the challenging year, we have continued to trade well and are particularly proud of the commitment of our team. We believe that investing in people and manufacturing assets is key to our success. Having invested significantly, Nonwovenn is primed for growth, and I’m looking forward to supporting the business’s exciting strategy.”

The business currently employs more than 210 people and has enjoyed 12 years of continued growth in sales. With over 70% of its business exported, Nonwovenn has firmly positioned itself within diverse and attractive markets, with high barriers to entry.

The company’s technical fabrics are used across a wide range of applications including in speciality packaging, advanced wound care and filtration.

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