In 1948, Captain Henry Fine of the Royal Army Service Corps had the innovative idea to recycle used WWII barrage balloons into bags and tents that in post-war Britain were in limited supply.
Since its humble beginnings in Kings Cross the company has grown under the stewardship of successive Fine generations to offer design and manufacturing bases both in the UK and Southern China, and a resourceful supply chain with global reach.
Our expertise and relationships with leading professionals in some of the most extreme and technically demanding fields position us at the forefront of textile innovation and as such enable us to provide solutions to the most challenging requirements.
As a family business, we place quality service and innovation among our core values and will go to great lengths to ensure our reputation for providing these is successfully passed on to future generations.
We are certified to operate a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.
Following a successful 25 year relationship with our prime subcontractor during which the Fine Group designed, planned and financed the building of a state of the art manufacturing facility on the adjacent plot, and the need to further improve upon quality, efficiency and communication, the board of directors decided to acquire the business in 2012.
The factory is staffed by over 250 dedicated and long-serving skilled workers of whom over 50% are native to the local village – an advantage that is uncommon in the general Chinese workforce. In fact, we are the largest employer of local labour.
The departments, systems and machinery mirror those of our Wembley facility and as such offer a seamless transition of production from one to the other thus giving our customers the flexibility to start domestically with small production runs while also benefiting from the economies of scale and lower labour cost of China when lead times are less of a concern. The opposite can also be true where a smaller batch may be needed at short notice.
Fine Group’s textile expertise has brought together more than 70 years of textile engineering & manufacturing experience with 37.5® fibre enhancing technology, designed to regulate temperature, evaporate moisture, and improve comfort and performance levels significantly. This powerful textile solution has been created using British design, directed by professional Race Horse Trainer, Rebecca Curtis.Combining these very special attributes has led to the creation of a premium quality, highly functional and superbly designed range of equine textile products that will not only benefit the health and wellbeing of the horse – but is proven to enhance physical performance. www.curtisequine.co.uk