Marathon Belting was founded in 1976 in Rochdale (near Manchester) to fill a niche as a manufacturer of heavy woven conveyor belts.
In the years that followed, technical innovation and development helped Marathon Belting Limited to become a specialist in the production of industrial textiles for heavy industry. The company’s best known product is probably the barricade for aircraft carriers, which is used to slow down jets safely over the shortest distance.
The company has been part of the Heimbach Group since 2007. It has a wide range of different weaving machines and primarily manufactures heavy multilayer fabrics, heavy belts and textile protective sheaths for lifting ropes and slings that have to operate under difficult conditions, such as very high temperatures.
Besides manufacturing technical textiles for the aluminium, food, cement, glass, wood and rubber industries, they also produce conveyor belts for various industries as well as press pads. As an innovative company, Marathon Belting Ltd. was presented with the Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement.