Andrew Industries Ltd is a privately owned British multi-national manufacturing Group. Our head office is in the UK and we manufacture from sites across Europe, North America, Mexico, China, Malaysia and India.
Andrew Industries Ltd was founded by Edward Worsley Andrew in 1896 and officially incorporated in 1924. The company began business in the north Lancashire town of Bury selling woven textiles to laundries.
Our Laundry Division is now a world leader and manufactures a wide range of needle punch non-woven felts to meet the application requirements found in the modern commercial laundry environments of today. From presses to ironers, folders and feeders, the Laundry Division manufacturers a comprehensive range of products to meet the performance requirements of today's technically demanding commercial laundries.
The division maintains the highest standards of service, quality and technical support to a niche market sector and is proud to be a major supplier to the Health Service, Nursing and Residential Home Business, Private Schools, Prison Service, Hotel Industry and Post Office.
During the 1970's the current Chairman, Edward Andrew, led the Group's diversification into the manufacture of highly engineered needle punch felts for the industrial dry filtration market and now operates as our Textile Division. The Textile Division is a leading supplier world-wide of dust filtration needle felts for pollution control installations. The division has constantly invested in the latest equipment and technology, coupled with a highly motivated international team of expert textile technologists who lead the field in providing innovative solutions to ever-changing and challenging filtration applications.
A second phase of diversification took place in the late 1970's with the establishment of the Engineering Division and was involved in the supply of engineered textile components for use in the Digital Print & Office Automation market (copiers, fax machines, laser printers and ink jet printers). The Engineering Division has since expanded to supply engineered textile and polyurethane components to a host of new markets sectors such as Appliance, Automotive, Offset Printing, Offshore Sub Sea Cable Protection, Renewable Energy and Contract Manufacturing.
In February 2014 the filtration companies within the Textile Division were sold to Lydall Inc a New York Stock Exchange listed company, headquartered in Manchester, Connecticut. Ongoing, Andrew Industries Group will concentrate future investment into its Engineering and Laundry businesses as well as developing business in the Electrical Insulation market following its recent investment in its USA subsidiary Bondex Inc.
As a result of this restructuring the Textile Division has been renamed to Industrial Materials.
Top Image: Edward Worsley Andrew (founder)
Bottom Image: Walton House (AIL Head Office)