Crossleys Carpets Crossley's growth is closely linked to the history of woven carpets in South Africa. Since 1947 they've operated out of Durban, the thriving port city in KwaZulu-Natal, a province of South Africa. Today Crossley is proud to be the largest woven carpet manufacturer in Africa and a leading supplier of custom woven products worldwide. Here is a company that resonates with high energy - a young team with strong principles and the courage to realise its visions. Crossley’s dual focus on innovation and discipline provides balance and helps them meet current and future needs in a dynamic market. Crossley has pioneered many technological advances and introduced innovative skills to the weaving industry. Their history shows commitment to productivity, safety and export achievements, and this is echoed in their continued growth and stability. The company began at CMC South Africa in 1947 and the Crossley factory started operating in 1963. In the early 1970's the two factories merged and in 1975 it was purchased by the CG Smith Group - a major force in world sugar trading. Together with a number of textile companies held by the group it became known as the Romatex Group. In 1980 major interests in CG Smith were taken over by the industrial giant Barlow Rand and became listed in the textile and clothing sector of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. In 1992 Ulster Carpet Mills Holdings of Northern Ireland purchased the Crossley section of Romatex, making it the second largest Axminster manufacturer in the world. In 2004 the South African operation was bought out by management, resulting in the current company, Crossley Holdings (Pty) Ltd. Weaves utilised: Axminister The pile yarn for Axminster is woven from the top down between warp yarns, turned around the weft and back out the top where it is cut before the next row is presented. Due to this weaving cycle, the pile will always be but pile. Axminster woven carpets have a far greater proportion of yarn in the face of the carpet than patterned tufted options, which adds to the quality of the finished product. While woven and tufted carpets may have the same density, woven carpets retain a more acceptable appearance towards the end of their wear life. Axminster weave is best for intricate designs, large modules and pattern repeats. As the pattern is ''woven in' it presents more distinctly than other carpet patterning techniques and does not 'wear off'. Our varied specifications ensure fitness of purpose for virtually any project. Using electronic jacquard Axminster looms, Crossley’s MasterWeave package allows an entire floor space to be designed and then woven as a unit, reducing wastage and adding an exciting dimension to carpet design. Designs could incorporate a number of elements, including borders, insets, pattern modules and body carpeting, arranged to suit the exact shape of a room. We also use these looms for our patterned stock ranges. Wilton In Wilton weaving, the surface pile rises from the back of the carpet and is created by the yarn being woven in a loop over a wire. It can be left in this form - thus making loop pile - or cut so as to make cut pile. The height of the loop and/or cut pile, as well as the type of yarn can be manipulated to form different styles. Unlike Axminsters, the coloured yarns which are not required for use in the pile are buried in the carpet backing, making them exceptionally, dimensionally stable. Wilton carpets are great for interesting carpet styles - velvet, sculptured pile, hard-twist cut pile, cut/loop variations and a host of stunning textured looks. Crossley produces both stock ranges and exclusive custom woven options. Our face to face looms are excellent for velvet finishes and other top stock styles.
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P: 012 663 6119