Yorkshire based Naylor Industries is celebrating its 125th year. The company, a fourth generation family business, was founded as a clay pipe manufacturer by George Wilfred Naylor in 1890.
Initially, manufacturing operations centred on the West Yorkshire village of Denby Dale, some 4 miles from Naylor’s present day head office at Cawthorne, near Barnsley. Recent decades have seen the company expand into new markets and in addition to 3 factories in South Yorkshire, Naylor now has plants in Fife, Cheshire and the West Midlands manufacturing a range of clay, plastic and concrete products.
Whilst the company primarily supplies the construction industry, Naylor’s Yorkshire Flowerpots business is now the UK’s largest manufacturer of terracotta garden pots. Business turnover now exceeds £50m and the company employs some 400 people.