extraordinary in every way.


The Wilkie Group is united in its commitment to delivering advanced textile technology to a diverse customer base across the globe

Using Advanced Textile Technology to innovate for Customers around the world


Wilkie was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Scotland, United Kingdom.


Since the company formation over 150 years ago, Wilkie has been committed to delivering the needs and wants of it’s customers customer. Wilkie has continually developed new materials to solve application-oriented problems for our customers and our customers’ customers. Wilkie is a global leader in industrial materials and technical textiles. Wilkie has strong routes in Scotland with two Factories in Kirriemuir & Forfar, with a wholly owned manufacturing factory in Jiaxing, China, offices in the United States and Japan.  Across the 3 manufacturing sites and the global offices Wilkie employs local management with global processing techniques, and delivers over £55m of Revenue.



Company History


Since its founding in 1868, Wilkie has applied Advanced Textile Technology to create technologically advanced innovations for industry-leading businesses and the customers they serve. Wilkie has always fostered a customer centric culture and this allows them to deliver the needs and wants of their customers customer.


Founded the business and started in linen production


Moved into Jute production, part of Dundee Jute Jam and Journalism


Started supplying into the military and still delivering to them now


One of the first UK companies to move into synthetic weaving,  Wilkie helped Sulzer developed their looms and revolutionise the industry


Opened factory in China to increase our global reach, later leading to our spinning facilities to allow us to be vertically integrated from fibre to finished fabric


Acquired business to allow us to expand capabilities into Airjet and Waterjet weaving to enter new lightweight technical markets


Wilkie China


Wilkie China was founded in 2007 as a strategic manufacturing base in Asia to assist the demand of our global customers, located in Jiaxing, Zhejiang.   We have developed our own spinning capabilities which allows us to produce spun yarns for the group, allowing us to be vertically integrated from fibre to finished material.


How we make extraordinary happen

Working together to service the very best companies across industries and around the globe gives us the focused motivation to be extraordinary in every way.