Decades of knowledge carefully handed
British Millerain was founded by a small group of labourers and academics, who opened the first factory in Halifax, Yorkshire, UK. John Miller the elder and John Miller the younger were the leading lights of this team, driving the company...
Obtained Patents Globally
After studying long and hard, John Miller the younger succeeded in designing and building a soon to be patented Textile Pressing and Finishing Machine, key to giving the “Millerain” process its edge.In 1890 we obtained Patents to cover countries in...
A.W.C. Miller receives Certificates
Archibald Miller receives numerous certificates for his passing of a series of exams:Inorganic ChemistryMachine Construction & DrawingTheoretical MechanicsApplied MechanicsSteam
Times of India
In the late 1800s, British Millerain fabric was used by Indian troops on the frontline.An original extract from the Times of India, dated September 1897, reads:“The Government of India have sanctioned the use of Millerain Khaki Drill.”“For...
In 1922, the British Millerain factory was moved from Halifax to Whitworth,Lancashire
Mr. A. W. C. Miller
Mr Archibald W. C. Miller appointed chairman to the board succeeding Mr John Miller.
Mr H. Miller
Mr H. Miller appointed Chairman to the Board.
Mr S. Miller
Mr Stan Miller appointed Chairman to the Board.
By 1981, the Company was enjoying continued success and a world-wide reputation for the high quality of its finished fabrics. The decision to expand was made and the acquisition of Dux Willesden of Salford, whose trade was Cupra Ammonia and Dry...
Mr Michael. A. Miller
Michael Miller appointed Chairman to the board, succeeding his father Mr Stan Miller.
Acquisition - Francis Webster and Sons Ltd.
After Mr M. Miller had been appointed to the board, it was time to take the next step in moving the company forward.In 1987 the acquisition of Francis Webster and Sons Ltd spinners and weavers was completed. The acquisition strengthened further...
In 1998 the company acquired Blakes Performance Fabrics Ltd., specialists in coated high performance textiles.
In 2000, Millerain acquired Carrington Performance Fabrics, specialists in the manufacture of commercial canvases and work wear fabrics.
New Website and Facebook Launch
British Millerain has been operating for more than a century, so please join us in celebrating our longevity with our new website and Facebook page.Please keep in touch by following our updates, news features and new products!We look forward to...
Acquisition of Century Dyeing Ltd.
In 2013, British Millerain acquired Century Dyeing ltd., a specialist commission dye-house based in West Yorkshire.Century boast a wide range of expertise and techniques in dyeing synthetics and cottons, including; Jig, jet, Beam and Cold-Pad Batch.
In-house digital printing
In 2014, British Millerain invested over £500,000 in new dyeing machinary, factory rennovation and a state-of-the art digital printer. The printer can rapidly print intricate patterns and solid shades, which can then be finished with...