The Waxman story began in 1958 as a synthetic fibre company based in West Yorkshire. Today, over 50 years later, fibres are still an integral part of our business and we are one of the leading global suppliers of flame retardant fibres used primarily in protective clothing.
We have used the knowledge gained from distribution to diversify into other worldwide markets and products and the Waxman Group now consists of eight companies within three key divisions: Fibres, Ceramic Tiles and Renewable Energy.Download Our Corporate Brochure
As a third generation family company, we have developed our business on our commitment to building and maintaining strong and lasting relationships with all of our partners. This philosophy is at the heart of Waxman and has led us from the distribution of flame retardant fibres, ceramic tiles and renewable energy technologies including battery storage and EV chargers.
The Waxman story began over 50 years ago as a synthetic fibre merchanting company. Today, we are one of the leading global distributors of a range of technical textile fibres produced by Kaneka Corporation of Japan. Our primary product is Protex – an inherently flame retardant fibre – used in upholstery, drapery, bedding, mattress ticking and workwear fabrics. The Waxman team has a high level of technical expertise and knowledge of the diverse international flammability standards required to operate in the global textile markets of today.View More
Formed in 1978, Waxman International is the exclusive European distributor of Kanecaron modacrylic fibres, manufactured by Kaneka Corporation. Kanecaron faux fur fibres are inherently flame retardant and specifically designed for home textile products such as throws and cushion covers, where British fire safety standards are required. Furthermore, Kanecaron fibres are a ‘guilt-free’ alternative to real fur, providing the look and feel of fur such as mink, chinchilla, fox, rabbit and beaver - perfect for fashion applications such as high quality ladies’ garments and accessories.View More
For over 15 years Waxman has pioneered the development of inherently flame retardant fibres for protective workwear based on high performance Protex fibres from Kaneka Corporation of Japan. Our Protal range of solutions provides the next generation of enhanced protection, from general workwear to sophisticated flash fire and electric arc garments, capable of passing EU and US standards. Protal (a registered trademark of the Waxman Group) provides unrivalled protection and comfort for a variety of potentially hazardous applications and environments.View More
Waxman Speciality Products are specialists in the distribution of Flame Retardant (FR) viscose and anti-static fibres. Synergistic to Waxman Fibres and Protal, The SO range from Waxman Speciality Products has been developed to provide the most cost effective, yet technically superior fibre solutions. Sought after in a variety of markets including technical textiles and industrial end uses, they are the first choice for all round premium quality and safety.View More
Award-winning experts in renewable energy solutions, Waxman Energy Ltd. is one of the UK's largest distributors of PV modules, inverters, mounting systems and EV chargers. As an independent distribution company they are able to select high quality products from some of the world’s leading manufacturers and offer a full package, supplying all the components needed for Solar Photovoltaic installations for both residential and commercial projects.View More
Partnering with leading battery manufacturer VARTA Storage, Waxman Battery Storage distributes storage systems for both households and larger scale storage requirements. With an expert technical support team and battery storage training days, together with their sister company Waxman Battery Storage, they offer a complete package for your solar PV installation.View More
Established in 1981, Waxman Ceramics have developed into the largest supplier of mosaics in the UK, as well as becoming one of the leading distributors in large format wall and floor tiles. As our retailer division, Waxman Ceramics supplies independent and national retailers across the UK and can readily provide displays, and product stands to highlight their vast product ranges. Not only do Waxman Ceramics benefit from a highly experienced retail sales team, they also provide first-rate merchandising advice and support for showrooms in and around the UK.View More
Waxman Architectural Tiles, the specification division of Waxman Ceramics, comprises a team of professionals with long established and proven track records dedicated to providing solutions for all types of commercial wall and floor tiling applications. Long-standing relationships with some of the world’s most influential manufacturers, from both a design and technical standpoint, means that Waxman Architectural has an extensive collection of materials to accommodate the most challenging commercial specification.View More
Open to the public 7 days a week, the Waxman Tile Showroom has the perfect tile to suit all living spaces from classic to contemporary with a selection of bathroom suites available to order. Also on-site is the ‘Tile Clearance Warehouse’ filled with unmissable offers on end-of-line and discontinued ranges. With job lots and weekly deals at almost unbelievable prices, there’s always something new, so make sure to pop back to see what’s on offer.View More