S Dawes Weaving Ltd specialise in producing high end jacquard fabrics for the furnishing, upholstery, industrial and apparel markets, as well as high-performance fabrics for the automotive and defence sectors.
We are constantly re-investing in the technology that ensures the quality of our products and speed of service is always improving. We serve fast moving markets and it is imperative we innovate too. In the manufacturing industry, innovation is critical – not only to help our business survive but also to give our customers a competitive edge.
Further investment for 2018
During the last 3 years S Dawes Weaving has invested over 600K on the latest machines and design software available. In 2015 we upgraded our design capability with the purchase of the Ned Graphics software system along with new Jacquard looms. This was followed with further capital investment last year when we took delivery of a Karl Mayer GOM Sample Warping Machine. This machine has given us the flexibility to offer clients many more options for colour woven warp designs without the prohibitive costs of outsourcing this service.
After securing new business with a major new client for 2018 and to ensure we meet demand for their luxury quality fabrics: we are investing in another Jacquard loom and will be making modifications to the mill layout including the installation of an extended mezzanine floor to give us more scope for extending our sample library and fabric inspection facilities.
Tom Shepherd at the controls of the warping machine.
The sample warping machine making a colorful warp for one of our fabrics.