Tamworth-based workwear manufacturer, Wearwell, is celebrating 80 years in the manufacturing industry after starting out in a small shed with two sewing machines back in 1939.
Today, the company manufactures close to 25,000 garments a week using some of Europe’s finest fabrics, and has been named the UK’s Best Manufacturer at the Professional Clothing awards for the last two years.
Wearwell moved from Birmingham to its present home in Tamworth in 1960, and by 1998 had established offshore manufacturing basis to complement its UK facility. This near-shore fast response model means the firm is able to meet demanding schedules, price products competitively and ensure a first-class customer experience.
In 2007, the company built a 10,000 square ft bay warehouse which is now home to a 70-strong team.
Wearwell CEO, Richard Wright, said: “Wearwell is one of the oldest UK manufacturers of workplace protective and safety clothing. We are very proud of our 80-year heritage and our reputation founded on the quality and speed of production thanks to our near shore and award-winning UK manufacturing facilities.
“As experts in fabric technology, garment design and the manufacture of workwear, technical know-how has been wearwell’s success. In fact, we consider our team of highly experienced and extremely skilled designers and machinists, whose combined experience exceeds 800 years of workwear manufacturing know-how, to be our greatest asset as we celebrate our anniversary.”