Harris - Our Heritage

OUR HERITAGE

Since 1928, our mission has been to provide quality decorating tools that save time and effort as well as giving you a finish to be proud of because we know that regardless of how good your paint is, it's only ever as good as the brush you use to apply it with. Striving for perfection, we have continued to improve and innovate because after all, your home deserves the best.

Building towards perfection since 1928

Our first premises as Midland Trading Company, founded in Birmingham by L.G. Harris
1928
Our first premises as Midland Trading Company, founded in Birmingham by L.G. Harris
Our first brushmaking shop
1931
Our first brushmaking shop
1933
Midland Trading Company is registered as L.G. Harris & Co Ltd.
Our first factory in Stoke Prior
1937
Our first factory in Stoke Prior
Guaranteeing the quality of Harris craftmanship from early on
1938
Guaranteeing the quality of Harris craftmanship from early on
Introducing paint rollers to the UK
1953
Introducing paint rollers to the UK
We launched our first combined product display unit
1955
We launched our first combined product display unit
We began making our own tools
1956
We began making our own tools
Our completed office block where we still operate from today
1959
Our completed office block where we still operate from today
Proud to have been awarded the Royal Warrant
1961
Proud to have been awarded the Royal Warrant
Our products were stocked in the first B&Q store
1969
Our products were stocked in the first B&Q store
1974
100,000sq.ft warehouse built to accommodate our growing portfolio
Some classic merchandising, 'Good preparation for fine decoration'
1986
Some classic merchandising, 'Good preparation for fine decoration'
We launch the original, guaranteed no bristle loss brush range
1993
We launch the original, guaranteed no bristle loss brush range
1999
Factory expanded for dedicated roller production and overseas stock
2003
To keep up with demand, twin manufacturing introduced opening the first wholly-owned Chinese factory
Completed build and official opening of Harris China
2007
Completed build and official opening of Harris China
Harris Gel range launched for a more comfortable painting experience
2011
Harris Gel range launched for a more comfortable painting experience
We have been recognised as the UK's No.1 paint brush and roller brand
2015
We have been recognised as the UK's No.1 paint brush and roller brand

Quality,
performance
and Innovation

Painting doesn't have to be chore and when you use the right tools, the results are rewarding. We strive to bring you the best in quality and design, so make it easier on yourself, make it a Harris.

Quality, Performance, And Innovation.
NEVER BUY ANOTHER!

never buy another

A superior performance paint brush range with patented DOUBLE DOME TECHNOLOGYâ„¢ and a lifetime service - no matter what.

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