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.


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


Newhey launch their first stock collection, Newstyle.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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