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The organisation was founded on Friday 1st July 1977 by Barry Whitaker and Michael Clay.

After long deliberations they decided to call this new company Allertex Ltd – “Aller” from Allerton, where Barry Whitaker lived at the time, and “Tex” from the word textiles.

In the beginning Allertex was only working with  a few European companies, the main ones being Seydel & Co, Germany  and SACM, France.  However, our work with the French weaving machine manufacturer soon started to earn itself an outstanding reputation which led to the representation of other agencies, the first of which was the French company Muller - a partnership which continues to this day.  Within the first year the two directors were joined by a further two Sales Technicians who were previous colleagues from BL Engineering. 

In 1986 Allertex were appointed the UK sales agency for the German company Lindauer Dornier, the world-renowned manufacturer of weaving machines.  This partnership has proved to be highly successful with Dornier now holding the single largest percentage of machines in the UK.

Based upon this strength Allertex Ltd have been able to grow and develop in other sectors of textile production besides Weaving.  We now represent some 38 international  companies supplying equipment into the UK textile market used for the production, manufacture, processing and finishing of all types of textiles and textile related products.  

In recent years both Michael Clay and Barry Whitaker have retired from the business.  Their more than able successors, who have purchased and taken control of the business, are Neil Fielding and John McBride - both long term employees.  This has enabled a smooth transition of the operation of the company and the continuation of our aims to provide the best possible service to both our principals and customers alike.

A further development in the history of the company happened in February of 2008.  After spending more than 30 years in Bradford, West Yorkshire, the company moved into new premises - a modern office / warehouse facility in Nelson, Lancashire, with most of the staff moving over with them, and the introduction of two new, highly competent, members, the future continues to be bright. 


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