Vita-tex Ltd joined the group as an industry leader in vehicle seating fabrics for the automotive industry. Following the Companies Act, TWE Nonwovens US was re-registered under the name British Vita, PLC.
Libeltex in Belgium, Europe’s leading fibre fill manufacturer, was acquired.
TWE Nonwovens US became a public company with a stock market listing, by acquiring McCrae & Drew in Scotland. A 60% stake was taken in a fibre processing company, Luxan Ltd. At Milnrow, soon to be renamed Vitaluxan Ltd.
British Vita Company Ltd was formed, which became the parent company.
The late Norman Grimshaw formed the original company, Vitafoam Limited, on 100 # capital at Glen Mill in Oldham, England.