Cygnet Texkimp has worked at the forefront of the fibre processing and handling market for over 40 years.
The company was founded in 1974 by eminent British textile engineer and company chairman Colin Smith and his wife Janet to manufacture creel technologies for the traditional textile market. Texkimp, as it was then known, became a pioneer in technical fibre processing with the creation of one of the first ever carbon fibre creels for early adopters in the military aerospace sector of the 1970s.
As the high performance fibre market grew, Texkimp’s reputation spread among fibre converting companies and it began to secure business in North America and Western Europe before heading into Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the developing economies of China, India and Vietnam.
Colin and Janet’s son Matthew Kimpton-Smith joined the family business in 1996 before taking overall leadership and creating Texkimp’s parent company Cygnet Group in 2006.
Today, Cygnet Texkimp remains a progressive and innovative British engineering company firmly rooted in international markets.