Woven and coated High performance Technical Fabrics. Fothergill Engineered Fabrics Ltd is a leading European-based weaver and knitter of glass fibre, aramid and carbon fibre. We also manufacture specialist hybrid fabrics and utilise other fibres, such as stainless steel, in our weaves.

Rubber compounds, Industrial and Technical Rubber Coated Fabrics. Founded in 1911, Fothergill Polycom Ltd (formerly Ferguson Polycom Ltd) manufacture and supply rubber compounds and rubber-coated fabrics from a custom-designed, new facility, in Oldham, Lancashire.

PTFE Coated Fabrics, Tapes and Process Conveyor Belts. Founded by the Fothergill Group in 2003, Fothergill Coated Fabrics Ltd operates the only UK based manufacturing plant coating glass and aramid fabrics with PTFE.

Established in 2013 by the Fothergill Group in order to service the Asia Pacific Region, Fothergill Australia has a fabrication and material stocking facility in Melbourne, offering the Fothergill range of products, many from stock, or on a swift fabrication basis for quick supply into the region.

The Fothergill Group of Companies, founded in 1847, is a UK based weaver, knitter, PTFE and rubber coater and converter of high performance synthetic and natural textiles, and custom rubber compounder.

With its headquarters in Littleborough, near Rochdale, in England, the Group operates on 6 manufacturing sites through its 4 businesses:

Fothergill Engineered Fabrics Ltd

Fothergill Polycom Ltd

Fothergill Coated Fabrics Ltd

Fothergill Australia Pty Ltd

With a policy of continuous investment in research and development, customers, equipment and its people, the Fothergill Group supplies products to processers, converters and end users of products for use in environments ranging from demanding endurance, extremes of heat tolerance and flexibility, to high-end fashion, leisure and sportswear.


“Where Innovation Meets Industry” – Fothergill Group Meets the World in Paris

24th May 2023, 10.24am

  After a great show in 2022, Fothergill Engineered Fabrics and TBA Protective Technologies were joined by representatives from all companies within the Fothergill Group to return to the 2023 JEC World exhibition in Paris.


29th June 2022, 10.04am

The industry leading, biennial Techtextil Exhibition took place in Frankfurt in June, and Fothergill Engineered Fabrics Ltd., along with the rest of the Fothergill Group, were delighted to exhibit there.


1st October 2021, 9.01am

  Fire barrier specialist TBA FIREFLYTM came away from The Fire Safety Event at the NEC (7-9th September) with plenty of positives to reflect on, aside from the buzz of meeting many industry colleagues again for the first time in two years, with numerous new project inquiries to follow up and its new Athena 60:60 product having enjoyed a successful debut.


9th October 2020, 3.13pm