Founded in 1800 by William Naish

In 1800 William Naish started his textile business, (E V Naish), manufacturing and supplying wool corduroy to the local farming community. William Naish worked hard to build a reputation of high quality, superior service and unrivalled value for money. E V Naish started quickly gaining a reputation for manufacturing high quality wool to cover piano hammers.

These founding principles remain at the present core of everyday activities within the Naish Felts Group.

In 1994, Naish Felts Ltd was formed and diversified into many different markets, concentrating on supplying cut parts and components produced from wide range of technical textiles. (Felt, Fabric, Leather, Foam, Rubber, Cork, Paper, Plastic and Vinyl PVC).

Over the last 20 years, focus has been given to the automotive industry which continues to be the main growth market for the company. Commencing in the supply of technical textiles used inside moulded foam seat cushions and seat backs and more recently moving into supplying products that are found in automotive interiors.

Today the company supplies numerous “Tier 1” manufacturers of armrests, headrest, seats, door and instrument panel trim products with fabric, leather and PVC covers for their products. The finished product, (e.g. Complete car headrest assembly), is then sent direct to OEM’s such as the Volkswagen Group, (VW, Audi and Skoda).

Cutting and sewing of the covers now forms a major part of our current business and future growth plans as we look to further develop our product range within this market.

The company still has it manufacturing roots in Salisbury, United Kingdom, on the site first used by our founders in 1850 but has now expanded operations to both Eastern Europe and China allowing us to supply products all over the world, offering a Global solution.

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Naish Felts Bulgaria Factory Details

Continued Growth

In 2009, the Bulgarian factory was opened, close to Plovdiv which is 1.5hours drive from the Capital city of Sofia. Located on Industrial Zone Rakovski, Stryama, the initial 500sqm factory was increased to 1000sqm in 2011 with expansion continuing into 2018 with the construction of a fourth 1000, sqm unit given 4,000sqm in total, (See Fig 1 below).

Starting with just six employees in 2009, today we employ a workforce of 250 with this number continuing to increase in the future

This illustrates the growth of the factory and our success in the Automotive Industry.

The success of the European factory has come mainly by offering the same quality of service, flexibility, product and competitive pricing that we have offered to our long-standing UK customer base. As the automotive industry is a global market our decision to move into mainland Europe was well received and customers both existing and new, had the confidence to add Naish Felts to their supply base.

It is this “Template of success” that we are now developing in Asia with the opening of our Chinese factory in 2015. Located 1.5 hours from Shanghai, we are ideally located to supply the wide range of automotive companies it China.

In summary, from the local family business of E V Naish that was founded more than 200 years ago, today, Naish Felts offer global supply to a wide range of industries.

Founded in 1800 by William Naish

In 1800 William Naish started his textile business, (E V Naish), manufacturing and supplying wool corduroy to the local farming community. William Naish worked hard to build a reputation of high quality, superior service and unrivalled value for money. E V Naish started quickly gaining a reputation for manufacturing high quality wool to cover piano hammers.

These founding principles remain at the present core of everyday activities within the Naish Felts Group.

In 1994, Naish Felts Ltd was formed and diversified into many different markets, concentrating on supplying cut parts and components produced from wide range of technical textiles. (Felt, Fabric, Leather, Foam, Rubber, Cork, Paper, Plastic and Vinyl PVC).

Over the last 20 years, focus has been given to the automotive industry which continues to be the main growth market for the company. Commencing in the supply of technical textiles used inside moulded foam seat cushions and seat backs and more recently moving into supplying products that are found in automotive interiors.

Today the company supplies numerous “Tier 1” manufacturers of armrests, headrest, seats, door and instrument panel trim products with fabric, leather and PVC covers for their products. The finished product, (e.g. Complete car headrest assembly), is then sent direct to OEM’s such as the Volkswagen Group, (VW, Audi and Skoda).

Cutting and sewing of the covers now forms a major part of our current business and future growth plans as we look to further develop our product range within this market.

The company still has it manufacturing roots in Salisbury, United Kingdom, on the site first used by our founders in 1850 but has now expanded operations to both Eastern Europe and China allowing us to supply products all over the world, offering a Global solution.

Download our Naish Felts History Book

Naish Felts Bulgaria Factory Details

Continued Growth

In 2009, the Bulgarian factory was opened, close to Plovdiv which is 1.5hours drive from the Capital city of Sofia. Located on Industrial Zone Rakovski, Stryama, the initial 500sqm factory was increased to 1000sqm in 2011 with expansion continuing into 2018 with the construction of a fourth 1000, sqm unit given 4,000sqm in total, (See Fig 1 below).

Starting with just six employees in 2009, today we employ a workforce of 250 with this number continuing to increase in the future

This illustrates the growth of the factory and our success in the Automotive Industry.

The success of the European factory has come mainly by offering the same quality of service, flexibility, product and competitive pricing that we have offered to our long-standing UK customer base. As the automotive industry is a global market our decision to move into mainland Europe was well received and customers both existing and new, had the confidence to add Naish Felts to their supply base.

It is this “Template of success” that we are now developing in Asia with the opening of our Chinese factory in 2015. Located 1.5 hours from Shanghai, we are ideally located to supply the wide range of automotive companies it China.

In summary, from the local family business of E V Naish that was founded more than 200 years ago, today, Naish Felts offer global supply to a wide range of industries.