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PROUDLY A GREAT BRITISH MANUFACTURER.

THIS IS OUR STORY.

A lot has changed over the past 50 years but
we're still proud of our roots. Let's start at the beginning...

A lot has changed over the past 50 years but we're still proud of our roots. Let's start at the beginning...

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In 1969 Mr Reginald Allsopp opened a business making vertical blinds in a small space above a butcher’s shop in Marple, Chesire. With commitment to progression and innovation, that business became Louvolite and has produced in house the systems, fabrics and tooling for every window blind we showcased today...

1970

Louvolite was first registered

and we moved to a small factory unit in Compstall Mill, Cheshire. We began to manufacture Vertical louvre blinds and sold through third party retailers using our now famous Slimline® Vertical blind system.

1973

we explored the global market

and began supplying customers in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Middle East. During this time we also progressed into fabric finishings and purchased our first Stenter*!

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*A specialist oven used in the textile industry for drying and heat treating fabric after wet processing

1978

we were fast growing

so our focus shifted and we began to design and manufacture our own component parts. By this point we had also purchased looms and equipment to produce our very own woven textiles.

1980

a decade of change...

The 1980's brought a decade of major changes for Louvolite and the industry. All operations moved to Hyde into to larger premises where the engineering division could expand to design and create components and introduce injection moulding tools, allowing for greater flexibility, creativity and development.

1986

We continued to grow overseas

and we opened our first depot in Singapore and Holland as a gateway into Continental Europe.

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1994

we launched high performance fabrics

including washable fabric and our SPC® ranges, enabling the fabrics to reflect heat and light more effectively helping to conserve energy year-round. This also made them anti-glare, idea for offices and schools and commercial spaces.

2002

to help support the volume

growth for high-quality systems we embarked on a radical course of designing, developing and introducing automatic robotic assembly for components, revolutionising our production capability. This was also the year we launched our Slimline Vogue® vertical headrail which featured trendy new colours and a more organic form.

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2004

we acquired a new site

and moved the engineering design and tool room and fabric manufacturing to the new site. This allowed greater space for customer service and the cut length department at Ashton Road.

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2006

we launched perfect fit screwless fitting system for UPVC windows

a huge development that made a big impact on the industry! The most attractive and innovative window blind available on the market today, windows blinds can fit neatly into a stylish frame which moves together with the windows and doors. No drilling or screwing it gives reduced gaps at the edges, reducing light strike and increasing privacy.

Screenshot 2020-12-18 at 16.12.43

2012

vision® blinds launched

Our Vision® blinds launched, with their contemporary two layers of translucent and opaque horizontal striped fabric and combining the ideal balance of privacy and light control, Vision® revolutionised the roller blind market.

2014

we invested into digital print

technology with our first HP Latex printer!

digi room copy

2015

one touch™ motorised technology launched

We introduced an innovative range of battery-operated and mains-powered blinds that enables you to operate multiple blinds with remote control, voice activation with Amazon Alexa and Google Home or whilst you're away from home with our app.

Affordably priced, One Touch™ made motorisation accessible to all.

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2018

allusion® stole the show

At R+T Stuttgart we showcased Allusion®, which was a hit, and a first look at the Louvolite app and hub.

Made up of a combination of sheer and opaque textured fabric, Allusion® Blinds offers gentle daylight filtering whilst retaining the view when open and gives access to outside space by walking through the blind with the doors open.

2020

despite it's turbulence, 2020 has been a huge year for developments

We expanded our much loved One Touch™ range and, in response to the pandemic, we created CoronaSafe - a treatment for Carnival fabric to help eliminate the virus from the fabric’s surface. Alongside that, we introduced Clearguard a transparent protective fabric to help businesses and health centres continue to work safely with the public whilst socially distancing.

We also released the much anticipated Urban Shutters collection which we rolled out across the North of England in 2020 with incredible responses. A new collection of striking polysilk vinyl shutters offering functional styling with a contemporary flair in three popular styles: Cafe style, full height and tier-on-tier.

LL_2019_Shutters_Arctic_89mm_Moda_L_Frame_Cafe_Bay_Window-Seat_Main_Open_Green

1970

Louvolite was first registered

and we moved to a small factory unit in Compstall Mill, Cheshire. We began to manufacture Vertical louvre blinds and sold through third party retailers using our now famous Slimline® Vertical blind system.

1978

we were fast growing

so our focus shifted and we began to design and manufacture our own component parts. By this point we had also purchased looms and equipment to produce our very own woven textiles.

1986

We continued to grow overseas

and we opened our first depot in Singapore and Holland as a gateway into Continental Europe.

Screenshot 2020-12-18 at 16.51.39

2004

we acquired a new site

and moved the engineering design and tool room and fabric manufacturing to the new site. This allowed greater space for customer service and the cut length department at Ashton Road.

lab_edit

2012

vision® blinds launched

Our Vision® blinds launched, with their contemporary two layers of translucent and opaque horizontal striped fabric and combining the ideal balance of privacy and light control, Vision® revolutionised the roller blind market.

2015

one touch™ motorised technology launched

We introduced an innovative range of battery-operated and mains-powered blinds that enables you to operate multiple blinds with remote control, voice activation with Amazon Alexa and Google Home or whilst you're away from home with our app.

Affordably priced, One Touch™ made motorisation accessible to all.

Screenshot 2020-12-22 at 12.24.27

2020

despite it's turbulence, 2020 has been a huge year for developments

We expanded our much loved One Touch™ range and, in response to the pandemic, we created CoronaSafe - a treatment for Carnival fabric to help eliminate the virus from the fabric’s surface. Alongside that, we introduced Clearguard, a transparent protective fabric to help businesses and health centres continue to work safely with the public whilst socially distancing.

We also released the much anticipated Urban Shutters collection which we rolled out across the North of England in 2020 with incredible responses. A new collection of striking polysilk vinyl shutters offering functional styling with a contemporary flair in three popular styles: Cafe style, full height and tier-on-tier.

LL_2019_Shutters_Arctic_89mm_Moda_L_Frame_Cafe_Bay_Window-Seat_Main_Open_Green

1973

we explored the global market

and began supplying customers in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Middle East. During this time we also progressed into fabric finishings and purchased our first Stenter*!

Screenshot 2020-12-18 at 15.01.06

*A specialist oven used in the textile industry for drying and heat treating fabric after wet processing

1980

a decade of change...

The 1980's brought a decade of major changes for Louvolite and the industry. All operations moved to Hyde into to larger premises where the engineering division could expand to design and create components and introduce injection moulding tools, allowing for greater flexibility, creativity and development.

1994

we launched high performance fabrics

including washable fabric and our SPC® ranges, enabling the fabrics to reflect heat and light more effectively helping to conserve energy year-round. This also made them anti-glare, idea for offices and schools and commercial spaces.

2002

to help support the volume

growth for high-quality systems we embarked on a radical course of designing, developing and introducing automatic robotic assembly for components, revolutionising our production capability. This was also the year we launched our Slimline Vogue® vertical headrail which featured trendy new colours and a more organic form.

Chairman_2006

2006

we launched perfect fit screwless fitting system for UPVC windows

a huge development that made a big impact on the industry! The most attractive and innovative window blind available on the market today, windows blinds can fit neatly into a stylish frame which moves together with the windows and doors. No drilling or screwing it gives reduced gaps at the edges, reducing light strike and increasing privacy.

Screenshot 2020-12-18 at 16.12.43

2014

we invested into digital print

technology with our first HP Latex printer!

digi room copy

2018

allusion® stole the show

At R+T Stuttgart we showcased Allusion®, which was a hit, and a first look at the Louvolite app and hub.

Made up of a combination of sheer and opaque textured fabric, Allusion® Blinds offers gentle daylight filtering whilst retaining the view when open and gives access to outside space by walking through the blind with the doors open.

SO WHAT'S NEXT?

Now recognised as a leading global supplier, Louvolite has an export division in the United Kingdom and two international depots in Canada and Australia that allows our worldwide customer base to benefit by being offered unique selling propositions for their own individual markets. Louvolite continue to develop its product ranges to stay ahead of changing demands and provide value in the industry. Louvolite continue to assess the market for gaps where value can be added.

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