organisation was founded on Friday 1st July 1977 by Barry Whitaker
and Michael Clay.
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.
the beginning Allertex was only working with a few European companies,
the main ones being Seydel & Co,
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
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.
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
supplying equipment into the UK
textile market used for the production, manufacture, processing and
finishing of all types of textiles and textile related products.
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.
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