About Marathon

A wide range of specialised textiles for industrial applications.

Welcome to precision textiles

Welcome to precision textiles

Marathon Belting Limited was formed in the UK 1976, to fill a small niche as a woven conveyor belt manufacturer. Since the early days, our market research, development and innovation has taken us into the field of specialised performance textiles for wide-ranging industrial applications.

As a multi-award winning UK-based business, we approach each and every challenge with the utmost commitment and enthusiasm.  Our innovation, attention to detail and technological achievements have been recognised on three separate occasions by the Queen’s Award, for Technological Achievement and Export Achievement (twice).  At the present time, approximately 85% of our output is exported to over 120 different countries.

One of our particular strengths lies in our ability to provide logical, practical and often bespoke textile solutions that rise to our customers’ expectations.  During the 40 years we have been working in high performance, precision textiles, we have acquired a breadth of expertise, product knowledge and in-depth appreciation of different yarns and weaving fabric designs.  No project is too big for our capabilities, and no problem too great for our technical team to solve. 

Known and respected across the precision textiles industry, Marathon is a brand that you can trust, and our products built to last in some exacting environments and application areas.  Part of our success as a business must be attributed to our flexibility and can do attitude, and ability to manufacture short production runs, in line with requirements.


“Quality and experience are woven into the fabric of our history”

Advanced technology

Marathon is well equipped to manufacture a range of textile solutions for different applications and to provide the necessary design and technical support required. We believe we have one of the most diverse ranges of weaving looms currently available in the textiles industry.

This facility gives us the ability to weave from 50 mm to 3000 mm in width, from a single-ply construction, up to 40 mm thick, woven as a nine-ply.

Yarns that we regularly use include cotton, nylon, polyester, Dyneema®, Zylon® (PBO), Kevlar® and glass. We also weave with wires such as brass, copper and stainless steel if a specification dictates that requirement. Given our superbly equipped manufacturing plant, we have complete control and flexibility over the size of our production runs.

Advanced technology
An integrated approach

An integrated approach

Marathon has integrated manufacturing capabilities across different textile applications and industries. From fabric design, yarn processing, weaving technology, through to product fabrication and development, our knowledge, coupled with our in-house manufacturing capacity, means we can create fabrics that are engineered to exacting standards.

We provide textile solutions for customers who work in demanding and technically challenging environments across the globe.

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