Bulmer & Lumb starts the second decade of the 21st century well placed to meet the world competition for wool textiles manufacturing.
Although its prime business of dyeing either tops or yarns is based in Bradford, it now produces its own yarn in Poland in Torun.
Tor & Lumb is 100% owned, was formed in April 2009 and spins worsted yarns from 8nm to 70nm count for weaving, hosiery and knitwear.
The large site is well placed on the outskirts of Torun for further development in wool textiles. The business sells yarns throughout
Europe as well as providing a vital link to the group's manufacturing in Bradford.
Since 2005 the group has owned the world renowned Taylor & Lodge in Huddersfield.
During this five year period the group has strengthened its product range on this site and sells mainly fine worsted fabrics to all parts of the globe.
In June 2009 the group purchased Edwin Woodhouse whose fabrics have been selling to all parts of the Middle East since the early part of the 20th century.
The Huddersfield site recently launched a further range of fabrics for both the summer and winter seasons under the Bulmer & Lumb brand and is planning to expand the range over the next five years.
The group’s large main site in Bradford continues to evolve to meet the challenges of today. Whilst top dyeing for the world’s uniform fabrics and the very
fashionable hand knitting sector remains a key priority, the yarn dyeing plant has been expanded but still provides the industry’s small weights for superfine fabrics.
A new development in space dyeing in 2006 has been successful and continues to grow and enhance the product range.
Bulmer & Lumb continues to supply uniform and corporate fabrics under the HF Hartley brand.
The bulk of the output is geared to UK and Middle East uniforms.
The company’s mission is to remain a wool textile centre of excellence in Europe, to offer on the doorstep quality response to the Far East.