From our foundation in 1903 as a small textile company in Scotland, we have grown to become a global leader in advanced, technical materials of the highest performance.
John Low and George Bonar become partners in a jute business in Scotland. They establish their first weaving factory in 1912.
The group expands into overseas markets, including North America and Africa.
Diversification into manufacturing bags and tufted carpet backing.
Low & Bonar is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Expands further into plastic packaging and extends to territories such as Canada.
Begins a key move into the extrusion of polypropylene yarn.
Bids farewell to its original jute weaving business and continues to diversify into packaging and electrical and mechanical engineering.
Strong growth in Europe partnered by increasing success in the areas of plastics, packaging and high performance materials.
Acquires Adfil and enters the construction fibres market.
Acquires GeoTippex and also Colbond, a leading producer of high-quality synthetic nonwovens, strengthening position in automotive, construction, building and civil engineering markets.
Acquires Mehler Texnologies Gmbh, leading coated technical textiles producer. Disposes of Floors Division as part of a strategic objective to become a leading global performance materials business.
Colbond and fabrics organisations merged to become Bonar. Unit is regionalised into EMEA, North America and APAC. Acquires Xeroflor for its strong position in the green roofing market.
Extends global footprint, adding manufacturing facilities in the Middle East and China to those in Europe and North America.
With Chinese production underway, Colback technology begins to serve fast growing carpet tile and automotive markets in Asia. Sells Bonar Yarns business.
Sells plastics division.
Acquires Texiplast, Slovakian producer of high strength geosynthetic products for civil engineering.
A decade of a significant expansion, focusing on developing key areas of the business.
Low & Bonar reorganises into five global business units focusing on Building & Industrial, Civil Engineering, Coated Technical Textiles, Interiors & Transportation and Sports & Leisure.
Formation of Bonar TF, specialising in woven and nonwoven geotextiles.
Acquires Walflor Industries to extend rainscreen and sound control product range. Sells Agro-textiles business.
Our rapid response to customer demands, made possible by our technologies, innovations and advanced production techniques, have taken us to a leading position in niche industrial markets across the world.