Manchester's oldest textile company

Founded in 1834, we are Manchester's oldest textile company. Our inherent virtues remain true to the ethos once fostered by our founder: To be, rather than to seem. Our reputation for excellence is a reflection of this culture, built on a tradition of trusted products, faultless service and an unwavering belief in authenticity. The Behrens of today is a sixth-generation family owned business.

Operating in 4 sectors

190 successful years trading at the forefront of the textile industry means we're a financially stable business that you can trust. We have been supplying into all areas of the wholesale and retail markets ever since the industrial revolution, never comprising integrity. Today, our products and brands can be seen in four sectors that comprise the Behrens group: healthcare, home textiles, apparel and fabrics.

World-class supply chain

As our customer, you gain access to an international sourcing and distribution network. This is supported by our market expertise, significant experience and sound technical knowledge. On top of supplying products into our four core sectors, we also provide bespoke manufacturing services to a diverse assortment of companies, retailers and public organisations. We offer end-to-end services for all our stakeholders including product design, compliance, raw material and factory sourcing, manufacturing control, logistics and warehousing. Our teams are based in all key production markets, giving us the expertise and extensive network of supply chain partners needed to meet the diverse needs of our global customers.

Customer support

We're committed to providing faultless service with experienced and expert account managers. Our inherent virtues mean that our quality service and integrity remain ahead of the competition. Our team of dedicated staff work with our customers to build lasting partnerships and listen to their needs in order for the business to adapt appropriately. They're on hand and always happy to help through email, over the phone or in person.

Forward thinking innovation

We're a business with heritage that moves at modern day speed. Constantly looking for ways to innovate on ideas, we make investments in technology that allow us to exceed our customers' expectations and thrive in the digital economy. Our latest significant and exciting step in the evolution of the Behrens group is the launch of our new ecommerce website.