Let's Hear From John & Rachel

John ten Bosch and Rachel Hankin together cover many of the countries where we work with our distribution partners, so we thought it would be great to speak to them and learn a little more about what their role is at Milliken and what they enjoy doing in their free time.


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Milliken Celebrates a Century of Making in the UK

Leading flooring designer and manufacturer Milliken is proud to be celebrating its 100th year of production in Britain. The company was first registered in 1920 at the Waterside Mill in Bury, Greater Manchester when it became one of the earliest textile manufacturers in the UK. It manufactured cotton shirtings and in later years industrial fabrics before switching to air bag manufacture in 2004. Following the purchase of the Beech Hill Plant in Wigan, the first Millitron® carpet tile (using Milliken’s patented digital dye technology) was printed in the UK in 1986, which makes 2021 the 35th year Milliken has made carpet tiles in the UK. The last UK site Milliken purchased was the Middleton Plant in 1997 where protective flooring and entryway products are now produced. 

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