Arville marks 12 months of continued growth and innovation

Arville is celebrating another highly-successful 12 months in business, as we reach the end of 2018.

This year has seen us strengthen our position in several key markets, reach new operational standards – and invest heavily in our future capacity.

From our humble origins weaving woollen uniforms over 60 years ago, we have evolved into an innovative manufacturer at the leading edge of textiles technology, supporting our customers requirements across a wide range of very demanding industries.

2018 has seen us continue with our strategic aim to position ourselves as a ‘best-in-class’ specialist in the design, weaving, finishing, coating and fabrication of technical textiles.

Specialist fabrics for filtrationFiltration media, for example, has been one significant area, with customers benefiting from our bespoke, micron-rated fabrics for a varied arena of separation and filtration purposes.

We continue to refine these media in terms of the yarns used, weave construction and consistency achievable, to meet ever-evolving operational requirements – and stay ahead of advances in legislation.


Hose reinforcement fabricsArville’s work in the rubber reinforcement sector has also expanded, with significant growth in our share of the market for this specialist application.

Our expertise in weaving lightweight, high-temperature, high-strength fabrics  for supporting rubber matrices has allowed us to address complex manufacturing issues for our customers, improving material performance and driving down costs.



In September, we presented our specialist capabilities directly to UK aerospace manufacturers as part of the two-week ADS Defence and Aerospace Technology Roadshow.

The tour, aimed at strategic UK defence and aerospace sites, was an ideal opportunity to present the latest innovations and developments directly to high-level decision makers within the aerospace industry.


October saw us achieve ISO 14001 certification for our commitment to the highest environmental standards. We pride ourselves on aiming over and above standard requirements for key considerations – including energy consumption, waste management and supply chain auditing.

Administered by the International Organisation for Standardisation, ISO 14001 sets the bar for Environmental Management Systems.

Our People - Technical textilesFinally, 2018 drew to a close on a high for Arville, as we finalised on an investment worth more than £1.2m for new technology to grow our production capabilities. The installation of an additional six rapier weaving looms and a top-specification warping mill will power our ambition to significantly expand our capacity in 2019 and beyond.

Our Group Head of Marketing for Arville, Andy Smith, said: “The end of this year sees our company in a strong position. We are thriving and continuing to grow, breaking new ground and working towards ever-evolving goals. With our new machinery in place, we look forward to a bright new year and continued success.”

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