Curtis Wool Direct

UK and Dutch yarn manufacturers merge

Buy and sell wool 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere in the world. Click here.

The UK’s Lawton Yarns Ltd has merged with Holland’s Spin-group B.V. in a strategic move to strengthen the companies’ joint global standing.

In the deal struck between the Netherlands’ Spin-group B.V. – the parent company behind the Triple S, Spindor 1973 and Baltic Spinning businesses – and Lawton Yarns, the group will turn over in excess of €100m and employ 600 plus staff across its state-of-the art spinning facilities in England, Poland and Belgium.

While the organisation will remain dedicated to the production of woollen and synthetic yarns for the flooring industry, it is also looking to lend its textile expertise to other technical applications outside of this arena moving forwards. The intention is to share knowledge and resources to combat the current and future industry challenges, as well as conquering new product development areas of interest.

“Yarn production is capital and skill intensive. By coming together we’re bringing the best of the best into the same talent pool to explore the potential with sophisticated synthetic carpet yarns and newly invented technical yarns for a variety of end uses,” says Joint CEO, Richard Collinge, who continues to head-up the Lawton Yarns business in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

“But ultimately the partnership will serve to protect the interests of all our stakeholders – staff, customers and suppliers – by preserving a strong foundation for future growth in flooring and in other sectors where there’s a need for high performance yarns.”

Ambitious plans to expand organically, as well as through the acquisition of carefully selected textile businesses, is the vision held by Richard Collinge and his CEO equivalent at Spin-group, Michiel Smits. The strategy is to continue to encourage healthy competition between the individual business units within Spin-group, helping to drive innovation and subsequent investment.

“Exploiting the synergies that exist to play to our strengths, while embracing the differences between us, will ignite new ways of working and highlight previously unexplored opportunities,” says Smits. “Polypropylene is an ongoing area of interest for us and we’re also investigating additional Polyamide and Polyester offerings.

“Product development aside, however, it’s an exciting and pivotal time in our companies’ histories and we’re pleased to have found a strategic solution that we’re all sure will support the market and Spin-group in moving forward on a stronger, more assured footing.”

Share This Article

Comments are closed.

New Zealand
South Africa
Wool Promotion
Buy Alpaca from
Wool & Specialty Fibre
Tops & Yarn Dyeing
Wool & Top Treatment 
Buy Yarn From
Textile Machinery
Wool Magazines

Interested in reaching buyers in China? Advertise in wool2yarn China magazine and reach major importers of wool and speciality fibre, topmakers, spinners, weavers and textile companies in China, in their own language, breaking down the language barrier. This publication is circulated to 5000 major textile companies in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and is a buyer’s guide and information source for the year ahead. See More.

Reach buyers in 58 countries – advertise in wool2yarn global magazine. Published once each year (September) it is circulated to over 5000 textile companies. Readership includes importers of wool and speciality fibre, topmakers, spinners and weavers, manufacturers of yarn, knitwear, carpet, and blankets, producers and importers of fabrics, bedding products, garment manufacturers, and brands and retail chains. See more.

Wool Reports
Buy Wool, Wool Tops, Yarn Online
Wool Testing
Wool Logistics
Wool Grease
Wool Products Online
Second Hand Textile Machinery