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Founded in 1928, Harris is a world class manufacturer of decorating products using some of the finest materials and designed for ease of use. In 1961, the company was awarded the Royal Warrant in recognition of product excellence. Today, Harris is a thriving company leading the way in product quality and innovation; successfully supplying millions of decorators around the world.
With an intense programme of product development, Harris continues to demonstrate its market leading design capabilities in a way which makes decorating easier, enjoyable, and more effective. Combine this with one of the strongest brand portfolios and it's easy to understand why Harris is the nation's favourite.
The Midland Trading Company is founded in Birmingham by Leslie G. Harris.
Midland Trading Company renamed L.G.Harris & Co Ltd.
The company moves to an old disused flour mill in Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove.
The DIY boom begins leading to Harris' first national advertising campaign in the cinema and press with the message "the bristles won't come out".
Paint rollers introduced onto the production line.
Harris are awarded the Royal Warrant for the supply of painting and decorating brushes - reinforcing their reputation of quality.
Paint scrapers and tools become a core part of the business.
New 100,000sq.ft warehouse and despatch department built to accommodate the growing range of products.
Introduction of Taskmasters as Harris' new 'quality with economy' value range.
No-loss paint brushes launched as the world's first brush guaranteed against bristle loss whilst painting.
Factory expanded for a dedicated roller factory and for large stocks of overseas goods.
Twin manufacturing introduced with opening of the first wholly-owned Chinese factory.
T-class range is launched for professional decorators.
Harris begins rapid export expansion.
Launch of the Intelligent Decorating brand (ID); a premium range of products that is designed and engineered to make the decorating process easier for the consumer.
Official opening of Harris China.
Launch of ID Gel Oval, for decorators who require a more comfortable painting experience and precise cutting-in control.
Re-launch of Harris Gold brush range. Features a traditional hardwood handle and brass plated ferrule for durability.
New T-Class range is relaunched for professional decorators worldwide.
Harris launched, under license, the world's first JCB decorating range.
Harris was recognised as the UK's number 1 paint brush and roller brand.
Harris launches Artisan range, specially developed for exceptional control and painting with ease.
In 1961, the company was awarded the Royal Warrant by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as the preferred manufacturer of paint brushes and decorating tools to the Royal Sandringham Estate. Harris still holds the Royal Warrant to this very day, demonstrating a level of product excellence suitable for a Royal household.
We're proud to regularly receive industry awards and commendations covering everything from product innovation through to complete service provision. One of our most recent commendations includes making the Business Superbrands list for the last two years. Recognising 'the brands that have established the finest reputations in their fields' and judged on quality, reliability and distinction we're honoured to be considered a Business Superbrand.
Our recent awards:
2010 - Expert Writer Award - realtorplus.co.uk
2009 - Business Superbrand
2009 - BHF Supplier of the Year
2009 - BHF Long Service Award
2008 - Business Superbrand
2008 - MICA Hardware - Supplier of the Year
2008 - British Hardware Federation - Supplier of the Year
2008 - British Hardware Federation - Best Packaging of the Year
Harris® decorating products have long been associated with quality, performance and innovation, a reputation that has been built over more than 80 years.
We have thousands of products to suit all global markets and all customers benefit from an unrivalled dual source of supply. This consists of a UK manufacturing base and head office with a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise (WOFE) in China. Customers around the world can take advantage of our fantastic quality and innovation coupled with low cost prices.
We also put as much effort into marketing the benefits of our products as we do in developing them. In today's increasingly price driven market place, the Harris brand is proving more important than ever in providing the means to differentiate and succeed in a global market place.
To find out more about how Harris can help you, please get in touch with us using our contact form.