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Great British Carpet since 1968

The company was founded in 1968 by current company Chairman, Anthony Whitehead, as a traditional weaving operation manufacturing narrow-loom Axminster carpets.

We have invested heavily in plant and equipment during the past 10 to 15 years, enhancing and expanding our product portfolio to provide added value for our customers.
The foundation of Newhey’s success is our customer focus, and we work closely with contractors, specifiers and end users to understand their requirements and provide the ideal flooring solution for any installation. Newhey have dedicated personnel within its salesforce, technical department and design team to provide comprehensive customer support where required.

1968

Anthony Whitehead, currently company chairman, forms the company in 1968 and commences weaving traditional Axminster carpets.

1976

Newhey launch their first stock collection, Newstyle.

2002

Newhey install their first Colortec machine and begin to produce high speed patterned tufted carpets.

2008

December 2008 see’s the installation of the world’s first 4m hot melt carpet secondary backing line.

2010

To add to their already versatile production capabilities their first 1/8th gauge Graphics Tufted Machine.

2012

10 years after the first machine was installed Newhey commission their 4th and the latest Colortec machines in operation globally.

2013

Newhey introduce a brand new 100% recycled secondary backing material. Find out more.

2014

Colortec Express launched offering clients 55 standard designs, 290 colour options and 4 week lead times.

2015

Introduce first eco-friendly stock range – Natural Wool Collection – manufactured using 100% undyed wools.

2017

Newhey add a second 1/8th gauge Graphics Tufted machine due to increased demand for the product.