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 Pty Ltd 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.


Recent Appointments

14th November 2014, 2.07pm

Recent appointments – at Fothergill Engineered Fabrics Ltd on 13th October 2014, David Townsend joined as Group Chief Financial Officer.

Recent Appointment

25th September 2014, 11.40am

Recent appointment – at Fothergill Coated Fabrics Ltd on 22nd September 2014, James Holland joined as General Manager.  We wish him well in choosing to develop his career with Fothergill.

Recent Appointments

13th August 2014, 4.11pm

Recent appointments – At Fothergill Polycom Ltd on 22nd April 2014, Stephen Crompton joined as Rubber Technologist /Technical Sales.

Local Community

13th August 2014, 4.05pm

Local Community : 175th Anniversary of Littleborough Railway Station – Fothergill Engineered Fabrics Ltd sponsors a commemorative plaque unveiled by Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk, outside the station’s booking office (see attached article from the Rochdale Observer dated 9th July 2014).