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Flooring Innovation Award Winner 2021

Flooring Innovation Award Winner 2021

August 2021
Voted for by leading trade magazine ‘The Stocklists’, Cormar has picked up an award in the Natural Carpet category of the Flooring Innovation Awards for our recently launched Woodland Heather Twist range. This award follows a run of industry wins, most recently, being voted ‘Best Carpet Manufacturer’ by readers of Interiors Monthly. The Flooring Innovation Awards recognise everything that’s new, exciting and innovative in the UK floorcoverings sector. We are extremely proud of our Woodland Heather Twist range and are delighted to have received this award. Made from 80% Pure New Wool, 10% Polypropylene and 10% Tuftbond, Woodland Heather Twist is a premier, fine quality tenth gauge carpet, available in two pile weights, Elite and Deluxe. This range is suitable for extra heavy domestic use, making it ideal for high traffic areas such as stairways and hallways. Woodland Heather Twist has a strong palette of 14 popular heather shades including creams, beiges and greys such as Cheviot Cloud, Dove Grey and Peregrine. Durable, resilient and luxurious, Woodland Heather Twist combines the natural beauty of wool with long-lasting looks. Marketing Director David Cormack comments “we’re so pleased to have won two awards this year. It’s a fantastic achievement for Cormar Carpet Company. We pride ourselves on continually producing new ranges that appeal to modern day, busy homes, alongside providing an industry-leading delivery service and excellent product quality. The fact we’ve won not one, but two awards, is testament to all the hard work we’ve put in over the past year.”
Interiors Monthly Award Winner 2021

Interiors Monthly Award Winner 2021

August 2021
For the ninth year in succession Cormar Carpet Company is delighted to be voted the UK’s “Best Carpet Manufacturer” by readers of Interiors Monthly. Taking home the award again is a great privilege and we would like to say a huge thank you to all our customers, suppliers and business colleagues for their ongoing support over what has been a very turbulent year. Twelve months ago, when we last lifted the award, the world was in the grip of a global pandemic, and everyone had to readjust to incorporate all the changes which COVID-19 had bought. However, in 2021, the year in which we celebrate our 65th Birthday, we are still busy manufacturing in the UK and going from strength to strength. The key to our success has been our amazing team of people that work behind the scenes to ensure a first-class delivery service to all our customers. In addition to the team spirit, we have continued to invest throughout the pandemic. In the last year two new ranges have been successfully launched. The first was Inglewood Saxony, a deep pile polypropylene saxony carpet, launched in the summer of 2020. The second, Woodland Heather Twist launched earlier in the spring of this year is an 80% wool twist produced in two qualities in a strong collection of heather shades. Marketing Director David Cormack has said: “To be awarded the Best Carpet Manufacturer for the ninth year in a row is a huge honour for all at Cormar Carpets and is testament to the way that the team has pulled together and worked so hard over the past year. “We still manufacture all our carpet in Great Britain and the fact that we also own and control our own delivery fleet has especially paid dividends this year – providing further reliability at a time of uncertainty for many. The recent investment in the Southern Regional Distribution Centre in Hemel Hempstead has also been a tremendous attribute this year, allowing us to flex with the unusually high demand.” Another service which is thriving is Cormar’s award-winning trade portal, it is now used by over 50% of our customers. The online service is the market leader in the carpet trade giving retailers the opportunity to quickly place orders, receive a delivery date and check stock levels in real time, ensuring prompt delivery times for end customers. As David concluded: “Over the past 65 years we have grown the brand immensely and this year, in spite of the pandemic and restrictions looks like it will be another successful one! And for that I’d like to say a big thank you for the support our customers give us.”
Spring Range Update

Spring Range Update

April 2021
We're delighted to be launching a new wool twist carpet, Woodland Heather Twist, for Spring 2021. Made from 80% Pure New Wool, 10% Polypropylene and 10% Tuftbond, Woodland Heather Twist is a premier, fine quality tenth gauge carpet, available in two pile weights, Elite and Deluxe. This range is suitable for extra heavy domestic use, making it ideal for high traffic areas such as stairways and hallways. Woodland Heather Twist has a strong palette of 14 popular heather shades including creams, beiges and greys such as Pine Nut, Travertine and Silver Fox. Durable, resilient and luxurious, Woodland Heather Twist combines the natural beauty of wool with long-lasting looks, as well as being moth resistant. It also comes with a 10-year wear warranty for added peace of mind. “Our wool collections are increasingly popular with customers wanting to add a touch of natural warmth, comfort and luxury to their homes,” said David Cormack, Marketing Director of the Cormar Carpet Company. “This new collection looks great, is tough and hardwearing and offers a mix of on-trend greys and natural shades, a perfect palette to bring style and distinction to any room.” The collection is available in 4 and 5-metre widths to suit all homes and will be delivered via the Cormar nationwide delivery fleet. Woodland Heather Twist is now available on the portal. HOME COUNTIES HEATHERS DISCONTINUATION To make way for this new range, during May we shall be discontinuing our Home Counties Heathers range. Please note, the plain version of Home Counties remains ongoing and unaffected. Stock of Home Counties Heathers will be available in most colours throughout the month, however, please check stock with our sales office or online via the Trade Portal before confirming orders with your customers.  
January Lockdown Update

January Lockdown Update

January 2021
First and foremost, can I take the opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year. I hope you had a good break and are keeping well. Following the Government’s announcement of further restrictions throughout England last night, I wanted to advise you of our plans during the lockdown. Whilst the new restrictions are directly related to England, similar rules apply across the whole of the U.K. and Ireland. Given how busy trade has been in recent months and following the Government guidelines we wish to assure you that Cormar will continue to manufacture and deliver to you as normal. We are aware that business has overflowed from the Autumn into the New Year, with fittings already planned. Therefore, going forward we believe the majority of retailers will wish to continue to accept deliveries. Equally part of our business is servicing the house-building sector, which remains open. However, if you do wish to stop us delivering to you or defer any current orders, would you please email us at info@cormarcarpets.co.uk and we will update your account records accordingly. As an alternative and possibly a more convenient option to store delivery, can we suggest you consider using our Collection Centre network which is available to view by clicking here. Our trade portal is also available 24/7 to check stock, place orders and provide information on our products, services and any further supply updates. Obviously, the current escalation of COVID is a great concern for us all. As such at Cormar, we have already taking precautions to avoid the spread of the virus at our mills and within our distribution network. Over the coming weeks and months, extra vigilance will be maintained.   Thank you for your ongoing support and once again best wishes for the year ahead.   Yours sincerely, Tim EaglesChief Executive
November Delivery Update

November Delivery Update

November 2020
Following the Government’s announcement of further restrictions throughout England last night, we wanted to advise you of our plans over the next four weeks of lockdown. Whilst the new restrictions are related to England, our service offer is universal to the whole of the U.K. and Ireland.   Given how busy trade has been for us all over the Autumn and following the Government guidelines we wish to assure you that we will continue to manufacture and deliver to you as normal. With Christmas just around the corner and fittings planned, we believe the majority of retailers will wish to continue to accept deliveries. Equally, part of our business is servicing the house-building sector, which remains open.  However, if you do wish to stop us delivering to you over the next four weeks, would you please email us at info@cormarcarpets.co.uk and we will update your account records accordingly.  As an alternative to store delivery, can we suggest that you consider using our Collection Centre network which is available to view below this email.  Obviously, the current escalation of COVID is a great concern for us all. As such at Cormar, wehave already taken precautions to avoid the spread of the virus at our mills and within our distribution network. Over the coming weeks and months, extra vigilance will be maintained. Thank you for your support during this highly unusual and unpredictable time in the market. It is highly appreciated.  Yours sincerely,     Tim EaglesChief Executive
A Fresh New Look For Sensation Twist

A Fresh New Look For Sensation Twist

November 2019
The super-soft, luxurious range forms part of Cormar's hugely successful Easy-Clean Twist collection, made from fine quality 100% Excellon Polypropylene. This range offer complete peace of mind to homeowners as it is bleach-cleanable, stain-resistant and carries a 10-year stain & wear guarantee. Made in Great Britain at our Lancashire mills, 'Sensation Twist’, brings luxury softness to high traffic areas all around the home. Using a fine quality 100% Excellon Polypropylene, 2-ply yarn, Sensation Twist is bleach-cleanable and has the added assurance of a 10 Year Stain & Wear guarantee. The New and improved Sensation Twist has fifteen stylish and striking plain and heather shades, including ten brand new colours such as Winter Cloud (pictured here), Spiced Honey (a golden beige) and Monmouth Mineral - a stunning silver. Made in Britain at Cormar's Lancashire Mills, Sensation Twist brings a new level of luxury and softness to high traffic areas of the home. This includes everyday living and dining spaces as well as frequently-used entrances and stairways. The family-friendly, 2-ply range is priced to retail around £20-£25 per square metre and available in both 4 and 5-metre widths.Samples of Sensation Twist will be delivered by our Sales Team during November and December. Please note that discontinued Sensation Twist colours are no longer available and have been removed from the Trade Portal. Stock availability is shown via the Portal, or you can contact our Sales Office. To view the range online, you can also visit our website, cormarcarpets.co.uk
Cormar Service & Brexit

Cormar Service & Brexit

February 2019
It's a year now since we moved into our new Southern Regional Distribution Centre in Hemel Hempstead. This investment in 130,000 sq ft of warehouse space, incorporating two new cut length machines, a sortation system and new loading bays, has undoubtedly helped Cormar improve our delivery service to retailers in the South, and by liberating space at Brookhouse Mill has also improved service in the north of the UK as well.  In fact, in the run-up to Christmas and the early part of 2019, our delivery performance to our customers has consistently exceeded 96%, which we are sure will have helped you run your business and plan your fitting schedules.  This brings us to the outlook for the next few months, whatever your views are on Brexit, one thing is absolutely certain - the Earth will continue to spin on its axis after 29th March! Which is why, here at Cormar, we've been working hard internally and with our overseas yarn and raw material suppliers to build stock, in case of any disruption at the UK ports. We already hold significant yarn stocks at our sites around the UK, which means that we have simply been able to extend that facility.  Clearly, the nature of uncertainty cannot prepare us for all eventualities, but for Cormar, having carpet manufacturing, storage and distribution here in the UK will undoubtedly be an advantage in the case of a disruptive Brexit.  So, going forward, please be assured that we are doing everything we can to ensure we continue to support you and your customers, with the award-winning service that you are accustomed to from Cormar Carpet Company.     
More Choice From Cormar

More Choice From Cormar

January 2019
A new colour palette is behind the relaunch of Cormar Carpet Company’s Primo Choice range. The stain resistant heather collection, originally launched in 2012, has extended its colour bank to 15 shades and been infused with nine new contemporary hues, including Zinc and Light Azore, as well as retaining six of the original best-selling shades.  Made from 100% Excellon polypropylene fibre and available in two qualities, "Elite" and "Super", Primo Choice has all the easy clean, stain resistant and bleach cleanable qualities of Cormar’s other Primo ranges. It is a two-ply yarn, tufted on 10th gauge for a finer look and improved pile density and performance. And from 2019, Primo Choice also comes with Cormar’s increasingly popular 10 Year Stain and Wear Warranty. “We had such a great reaction to the relaunch of our Apollo Plus and Primo Ultra collections – both 10th gauge twist piles, so it made sense to reinvigorate this range,” said David Cormack, marketing director at Cormar.  “After six years, colour trends have moved on and now there is a demand for a more urban palette of greys and stony neutrals among consumers. And with two weights and price points available, it gives both the retailer and consumer, more choice.” Cormar Carpet Company produces all its carpet ranges from two sites near Bury, Lancashire and through its new regional distribution centre is in Hemel Hempstead, with a network of out-bases throughout the UK.
New Additions to Cormar's Fleet

New Additions to Cormar's Fleet

November 2018
Award-winning manufacturer Cormar Carpet Company is all set to drive forward into 2019 with new additions to its delivery fleet – the first to feature the new look branding. The 12 new trucks bring the total to 77 vehicles, just in time for the busiest period of the year. It is the largest manufacturer owned carpet fleet in the industry – and will showcase Cormar’s new livery, as well as providing significant changes to the configuration of the trucks. Said Gary Mitchell, Cormar’s distribution manager: “The extra 12 vehicles represent an investment of over £1.5m as part of the rolling annual fleet replacement programme. This is on top of the major multi-million-pound investment in the Southern Regional Distribution centre at Hemel Hempstead and the redevelopment of our brand look and identity. Further customised adaptations to the cabs include extra driver safety features –improved lighting, non-slip flooring plus adapted ladders and handles for safer and more efficient handling. “The new vehicles will optimise the fleet, meeting the increase in demand in the peak period up to Christmas and ensure we maintain our high standards of service for our retail customers. With over 170,000 deliveries per year, the fleet needs constant investment to ensure that Cormar are number one in the carpet trade for service and reliability.” It was over five decades ago that Cormar decided to make door-to-door delivery to retailers part of its service. Now from its base in Bury, Lancashire and it’s newly built southern distribution centre in Hemel Hempstead, Cormar delivers right across the UK direct to retailers and also through 27 strategically located collection centres, offering a 48-hour nationwide turnaround service to customers.
Gemini – All Year Round

Gemini – All Year Round

October 2018
Named Gemini, but providing all-year-round comfort, the newest range from Cormar Carpet Company, looks set to be a winner. Gemini is Cormar’s first range made from 100% Dura Polyester, developed to combine resilience, stain resistance and softness all in one fibre. The carpet is also manufactured using tenth gauge machinery to give a dense pile surface that’s ideal for all areas of the home. The soft, deep-pile range includes 13 on trend, plain shades, including a wide range of subtly different greys and neutrals, to appeal to current consumer tastes. Gemini, like all Cormar qualities, is British made at their mills in Lancashire and comes with a 10 Year Stain & Wear Guarantee. Gemini is expected to retail around £25 per sq m. Said David Cormar, marketing director at Cormar: “Market lead and in tune with today’s consumers; Gemini has been developed to satisfy the current trend for softer, more luxurious feeling, premium carpet. And as polyester has become more accessibly priced, we have a new range using the Dura fibre that combines resilience and durability with practicality and stain resistance. “ The Cormar Carpet Company produces all its carpet ranges from two production sites near Bury, in Lancashire. Its new regional distribution centre is in Hemel Hempstead, with a network of out-bases throughout the UK. It also owns its own fleet of over 60 vehicles to ensure a fast delivery service to customers, as well as servicing its retail customers through a team of 29 sales representatives throughout Britain and Ireland.
National Flooring Show 2018

National Flooring Show 2018

September 2018
Displaying their recently updated new branding, Cormar once again exhibited at the industry’s main flooring trade show, in the North Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate. This year though, in addition to main carpet stand, the company promoted their award winning ‘Trade Portal’ – an online ordering interface for trade customers, on an adjacent stand. The trade exhibition which takes place every Autumn in Harrogate, has been held there for over 50 years. Once again attendance was good and Cormar played host to many of their customers from the UK and Ireland. This year, the ranges that were promoted at the show included the year’s new and re-launched qualities, Apollo Comfort, Home Counties Plains and Apollo Plus. In addition a new range called Gemini was previewed at the show, ready for it’s launch in October. Commenting on the show, David Cormack Marketing Director said; The Harrogate Flooring Exhibition has always been a great success for Cormar – our customers know where we are and whether they choose to come every year or every other year, they are always guaranteed a warm welcome.’   ‘Fortunately this year we were able to take more space at the show, with a stand to specially promote our Trade Portal. This gave us a great opportunity to explain the new features to existing users, as well as customers that have not already used it. Over 40% of our orders are now placed online via the portal, so it made sense to have a stand dedicated to this service.’  
Cormar Carpets Win at Flooring Innovation Awards

Cormar Carpets Win at Flooring Innovation Awards

September 2018
Bury-based The Cormar Carpet Company is celebrating an awards double, adding a further pair of accolades to its growing list of industry honours. Voted for by leading trade magazine ‘The Stocklists’, Cormar has picked up two Golds in the Flooring Innovation Awards, which recognise everything that’s new, exciting and innovative in the UK floorcoverings sector. It follows a run of industry wins that include Best Carpet Manufacturer and two Supplier of the Year awards. Cormar’s industry-leading online trade portal – which allows flooring retailers to stock check, order online and manage payments – was awarded Gold in the Services category. It also scooped Gold in ‘Marketing’ for its recent brand relaunch and new consumer website. The company’s brand new look – the first in over a quarter of a century – was a significant investment in moving the business forward and has been backed with a new website that has been re-engineered and re-designed to inspire and motivate consumers. “Once again, everyone at Cormar is to be congratulated,” said David Judge, managing director at Cormar. “Awards such as these are won by a whole team of people whose efforts contribute to the quality of our offering and the efficiency of our customer service. “We’ve had a very busy year launching our new brand identity and overhauling all our marketing collateral, all while ensuring we keep our exacting standards in our products and services. So it’s been fantastic to be rewarded by our industry with these accolades.”
Cormar Carpet Co - Best Of British

Cormar Carpet Co - Best Of British

September 2018
Cormar have been voted "Best Carpet Manufacturer 2018" by retailers and readers of leading trade Magazine, Interiors Monthly. David Cormack, Marketing Director, explains what this means for Cormar... Winning Best Carpet Manufacturer adds another element of success to a notable year for the Cormar Carpet Company which recently unveiled a brand new look – the first corporate update in over a quarter of a century. “To be voted Best Carpet Manufacturer, for the sixth consecutive year, by the readers of Interiors Monthly is an incredible achievement,” said David Cormack, marketing director of Cormar, one of the UK’s leading carpet manufacturers. “This year we’ve made huge investments in the business that take us forward as a dynamic and leading edge player in the market so it’s great for the Cormar team to be recognised once again for the hard work and determination that they have put in.” At the start of the year, Cormar opened the doors to a new 130,000 sq ft distribution centre, based in Hemel Hempstead, which consolidated and strengthened its national distribution network across the South of England. The multi-million pound infrastructure houses two cut length machines and a sortation system which allows Cormar to stock up to 2,500 rolls of carpet. Last month, the company launched its new look as the ‘Cormar Carpet Company’ reflecting its ongoing specialism in carpets. Developed with the consumer at the forefront of the redesign and following extensive research, the intention is to bring a more ‘home furnishing’ style to the brand and drive traffic through to retailers. “While we may have a fresh image, we are still maintaining the company’s core values: family owned and British made and the brand will continue to be supported with high-performing products, excellent customer service and an efficient delivery service,” said David.
12 TIMES A SUCCESS FOR CORMAR!

12 TIMES A SUCCESS FOR CORMAR!

June 2018
Cormar Carpets has won Flooring One’s Supplier of The Year award – providing evidence once again, of it’s leading position in the UK carpet manufacturing industry. The only company to have been crowned with the title for the 12th consecutive year, Cormar picked up the award at the Buying Group National Flooring Show, held in May held at Flooring One’s head office in Solihull.   Voted for by members of the buying group, the scores are based on delivery performance, quality and response to quality issues, products and sales support/communication.   “To be awarded Supplier of the Year for 12 years running is such an accolade,” said David Cormack, marketing director at Cormar Carpets. “It makes us immensely proud of all the hard work, enthusiasm and commitment everyone at the company has put in to continue delivering our market leading products, first class delivery service and excellent customer service.”   Cormar continues to produce all its wool and polypropylene carpet ranges from its two production sites near Bury in Lancashire. It also has its own fleet of over 60 distribution vehicles to ensure a top class delivery service to customers, as well as its own team of 29 sales representatives throughout Britain and Ireland.   Cormar Carpets is one of the UK’s most successful independent carpet producers with some one million people a year buying a Cormar carpet.   PICTURE CAPTION: Cormar’s Chris Isaacs and David Cormack were presented with the award by Mandy Powell and Peter Karra from Flooring One.
Cormar Carpets "New" Regional Distribution Centre Opens for Business

Cormar Carpets "New" Regional Distribution Centre Opens for Business

April 2018
Leading UK carpet manufacturer Cormar Carpets has opened the doors to its new southern Regional Distribution centre at Hemel Hempstead, which will service customers in East Anglia and the South East of England. The new 130,000 sq ft facility - equivalent to 46 full sized tennis courts – will hold stock, cut and distribute carpet enabling Cormar to build on it’s award winning service record. The distribution centre also includes two cut lengths machines and a sortation system. It allows Cormar to stock up to 2,500 rolls of carpet. There are also nine loading bays, parking capacity for up to 60 HGV vehicles and new reach/counter balance trucks. Said David Judge, Managing Director at Cormar Carpets: “This project has been ongoing for the last two years, but in the last few months as the plan has come to fruition. It’s been really exciting time for our business, seeing the property converted into a fully operational, modern carpet distribution facility. “The growth at Cormar has meant that we have had to plan for future expansion and this multi-million pound infrastructure investment demonstrates our commitment to our customers and the trade.” “The Hemel Hempstead area offers us perfect access across the South, allowing us to strengthen our distribution throughout the UK by servicing our existing customer base in the South from this one location. Plus it has created more than forty new job opportunities locally.” The distribution centre will sit alongside the company’s existing national distribution network which includes regional out-bases in the UK and Ireland as well as the main backing and distribution site at Brookhouse Mill in Bury, Lancashire. Cormar runs a distribution fleet of more than 60 vehicles, delivering to retailers, contractors and wholesalers throughout Great Britain and Eire, on a daily basis. For further information visit www.cormarcarpets.co.uk
DOMOTEX 2018

DOMOTEX 2018

February 2018
On 12-15 January, Cormar exhibited at Domotex, in Hannover (Germany), the world’s largest annual international flooring show. It’s a great showcase for Cormar to meet potential international customers and an opportunity to meet with our suppliers!   Our directors, Regional Sales Managers and Export Sales Manager, Robert Mulder were all present. From the production & development side of our company, Craig Rumens and Jason Clarke completed the Domotex Team.   We met with many of our key UK and international customers, giving chance to discuss current business as well as our new ranges.   After years of recession, it was apparent that people were smiling again! Customers are usually reluctant to pay for samples, displays and wall units, but this year it did not seem to be an issue at all. When customers spend money on sampling, they will make a much bigger effort to sell our products in order to win their investments back!   Just like in previous years, our Cormar stand looked fabulous, giving us the right image of the professional company we are! Although this year we moved from Hall 5 to Hall 11, together with most European carpet manufacturers, we had a great location again being clearly visible from all angles.   While our market is predominantly the UK, the demand for our carpets internationally continues to increase. Therefore, Domotex is a golden opportunity to show our carpet collection to an international audience, including the most recent new ranges such as Soft Focus Heathers, Sensation Heathers and Apollo Plus & Elite. Being able to exhibit our entire product range presented on nice wall units was also very useful.   When we travel and visit our customers, sales people are usually restricted in bringing samples over. Therefore having a nice big stand with great product presentations makes life a lot easier.! A huge “Thank you” to everybody for making this exhibition successful again!
New Colours Give Lift Off To Cormar's Apollo Plus Range

New Colours Give Lift Off To Cormar's Apollo Plus Range

January 2018
Cormar Carpets has relaunched its successful Apollo Plus collection with more colours than ever before. The easy clean, affordable range has expanded its colour bank from 15 to 20 shades and will include 11 brand new contemporary hues, such as Pensive Sky and Rainstorm, as well as the best-selling 9 existing colours. Apollo Plus is made from 100% Excellon - an easy clean two-fold yarn - and is available in both four and five metre widths. Tufted on 1/10th gauge machinery for a finer, denser pile it now comes with a 10 year stain and wear warranty. Said marketing director David Cormack: "Since its launch in 2014, Apollo Plus has offered tremendous value with a choice of popular colours. Since then, there has been a marked change in demand towards more grey and neutral shades and as a result, we have included a wider choice of plains and heathers in the new palette." In line with other members of Cormar's easy clean family of products, Apollo Plus is a bleach cleanable and stain resistant carpet. It retails at around £17 per sq m and is an attractively priced, affordable carpet range designed for families setting up home or on a restricted budget. All Cormar's easy clean polypropylene, loop pile and wool twist ranges are produced on site at its Lancashire mills and are distributed in the UK and Eire via its own delivery fleet. For further information on any Cormar Carpets range visit www.cormarcarpets.co.uk
New Trucks at Cormar Carpets

New Trucks at Cormar Carpets

December 2017
To support the growth in the business, once again we have turned to DAF to purchase 10 new trucks. This has enabled us underpin the network and deliver our peak volumes. Lead times on trucks and the specialised equipment needed for our operation are growing due to higher demand on the engineering companies that build the chassis and bodies. This results in us having to place these orders very early in the year. Once an order is placed we carefully monitor our suppliers to ensure they meet their deadline. This year we had a number of emergency meetings to keep the pressure on the chassis builder, to deliver on time, as they were faced with their own supply problems. With the opening of the SRDC we will be moving away from the cross-docking of carpets and moving back to the demount box trunking operation. This gives us improves vehicle efficiency and improves quality, as a consequence of less manual handling. However it also means we had to reconfigure the fleet to accommodate this. So earlier this year in March, we ordered 8 new CF75s with specialist drawbar chassis to cover the "trunking" of trailers with loaded boxes. We also ordered 2 LF55s with the ability to run with demountable bodies. As the photos show, the trucks look great and over the busy Autumn they have been put to good use! Cormar continue to invest in commercial fleet in other ways too, example, by providing our drivers with the latest technology such as lane departure warnings and assisted braking.
NEW Apollo Elite set to take-off...

NEW Apollo Elite set to take-off...

October 2017
This autumn, Cormar Carpets is launching another new carpet collection that is simply out of this world!   Apollo Elite joins Cormar’s easy clean family using the same 100% Excellon fibre as its sister range, Apollo Plus. It is tufted on 1/10thth gauge machinery and features a colour bank of 14 popular shades – four plains and 10 heathers – with a core of greys and neutrals including Campsie Cliff and Grey Partridge.   “Apollo Plus has been a successful entry level range for us, over the past four years,” said David Cormack, marketing director of Cormar Carpets. “Now we felt the time was right to introduce a great value, more premium-led collection.   “We’ve taken the same concept and developed the yarn, as well as increasing the pile height and weight to engineer a premier product that is still fantastic value-for-moneyand which looks and feels fantastic. Given the uncertain economic climate, this well priced carpet range will appeal to new homeowners and those on a budget who want to bring affordable quality and style into their home.”   In line with other members of Cormar’s easy clean family of products, Apollo Elite is bleach cleanable and stain resistant, carrying a 10 year wear and stain warranty. It is expected to retail under £20 sq m and comes in both 4m and 5m widths.   All Cormar’s stain resistant polypropylene carpets, as well as it’s wool twists and wool loops are produced on site as its Lancashire mills and distributed in the UK and Eire via its own delivery fleet. For further information on any Cormar Carpets range visit www.cormarcarpets.co.uk
Cormar voted "Best Carpet Manufacturer 2017"

Cormar voted "Best Carpet Manufacturer 2017"

August 2017
Cormar Carpets have once again been voted "Best Carpet Manufacturer" by readers of leading trade magazine, Interiors Monthly. “Everyone at Cormar Carpets is delighted to have been voted Best Carpet Manufacturer for the fifth year running, and thanks go to the readers of Interiors Monthly,” said David Cormack, marketing director at Cormar Carpets, whose father Neville Cormack founded the business. “At Cormar, we constantly strive to excel and improve in every part of our business – from customer service and production to sales and marketing. To win this award again is a great achievement, but we are not going to rest on our laurels.” This year, Cormar is investing in a brand new 130,000 sq ft distribution centre, based in Hemel Hempstead, which will consolidate and strengthen its regional hub network across the South of England. It will sit alongside the company’s existing outbase depots, providing additional support to current facilities in the loading bay and cut lengths department at Cormar’s Brookhouse Mill site in Greenmount, Bury.  Over the past 12 months, Cormar has experienced strong growth across its portfolio of carpets with the launch of heavyweight heather twist, Highland Saxony, and the super-soft easy clean Soft Focus - plus the re-colouration of some of its bestselling ranges Sensation and Primo Ultra. “We never stand still,” said David. “With the ever changing market, we have to stay one step ahead and are constantly producing new quality ranges and overhauling established ones to ensure that Cormar’s product offering is what the consumer wants or needs.” Cormar runs a distribution fleet of more than 60 vehicles, delivering to retailers, contractors and wholesalers throughout Great Britain and Eire, on a daily basis.
Ready for a NEW Sensation?

Ready for a NEW Sensation?

June 2017
Cormar Carpets takes its hugely successful, easy-clean Sensation range to the next level with 10 innovative new colours - and now with the added reassurance of a 10 year stain and wear resistance warranty. Offering an on-trend collection of 20 different shades, including 10 new colours, Sensation is made with 100% Luxelle – the ground breaking, soft polypropylene fibre. Now engineered to feel even softer and more luxurious, it offers all the practical living qualities of regular polypropylene. The range is available in two qualities - heavyweight “Original” and the lighter weight “Feeling” – and in two widths, giving retailers 80 opportunities to make sales from one pattern swatch. Made on 1/8th gauge using a two-fold specialised, soft yarn to create a superior handle, the 10 new colours are: Cape Diamond | Lone Star | Basalt | Shale Grey | Feather | Lilac Stone | Dusky Rose | Mother of Pearl | Ammonite | Soft Orchid Available in 4 and 5 metre widths, the new-look collection will be available from June and will continue to retail from around £24 per sq m.for the “Feeling” weight - and £26 for the “Original” quality. Said David Cormack, marketing director of Cormar Carpets: “Sensation has been hugely successful for Cormar and a tried and tested quality for retailers throughout the UK and Ireland. So far, we’ve had a terrific reaction to the new range and anticipate that Sensation will be a popular choice for retailers this autumn. All Cormar’s easy clean polypropylene, wool twist and wool loop ranges are made in Great Britain at its Lancashire mills and distributed in the UK and Eire via its' own delivery fleet.
Sensation - The Best Just Got Better!

Sensation - The Best Just Got Better!

September 2015
British carpet manufacturer, Cormar Carpets, has re-launched its hugely successful, Easy Clean, Sensation carpet range with six brand new colours. Value-for-money and practicality has become a top priority for many consumers choosing a new carpet, as they increasingly look for hardwearing, well priced, stain resistant carpets. This has resulted in polypropylene carpets becoming more and more popular in the market due to their bleach cleanable, stain resistant properties. One of the leading ranges in Cormar’s Easy Clean polypropylene carpet collection is Sensation made with 100% Luxelle. This ground breaking fibre has been engineered to create a soft carpet, which feels more luxurious whilst retaining all the practical living qualities of a standard polypropylene carpet. The range also includes a 10 year stain warranty and is available in two qualities heavy weight Original and lighter weight Feeling in both four and five metre widths.  Produced using a two-fold specialised yarn to create a lustrous handle, the six new carpet shades include two modern greys, Atlantic Seal and Rydal Stone, as well as two traditionally popular browns  - Moccasin and Tuscan Clay.  Said David Cormack, marketing director of Cormar Carpets: “Sensation has been a real winner since its launch in 2012. Both the feel of the carpet and the colours have had tremendous impact. But at Cormar we are constantly striving to keep ahead and so with home furnishing trends constantly evolving, it made sense to introduce an updated colour palette, in time for the usual Autumn up-lift in sales.”