Established in 1932 by John W. Stead, J.W. Stead and Son Ltd have been providing service and support to the textile finishing and carpet manufacturing industries for over 80 years.
Originally from Bradford, Yorkshire, the company moved 30 years ago to the small town of Shipley a few miles to the North. Four generations of the Stead family have created a wealth of experience in the manufacture and supply of quality products for the textile industry and other industrial sectors.
As we manufacture and repair many of our products, we offer quick delivery times and competitive prices, along with the invaluable service and support our customers have always received.
We have been exporting around the world for many years and we have a great depth of experience in international trade and commerce.
In 2014, we left Preserve Works to move to a new, larger factory next door. The new factory was christened ‘John Stead Works’, after our company president who sadly passed away in 2012. This new space has allowed us to expand our stockroom and warehouse, as well as invest in new cleaning and washing machinery.
Today, we have expanded our customer base beyond the borders of the textile industry into areas as diverse as aerospace, food, marine, packaging and automotive arenas.