Marling Leek Ltd


Founded in 1963, Marling Leek is the UK’s most established manufacturer of webbing used in both the commercial and automotive markets. Based in the traditional textile town of Leek in Staffordshire, it was Marling Leek that developed and manufactured the first automotive seat belt, and continued this innovative drive to pioneer the one-piece woven airbag.

Today we have a wide range of webbing types available, including webbing for harnesses, safety gear, nets, lashings, seat belts, lifting slings and much more. The applications for webbing use is extensive. Furthermore, we are the only manufacturer in the UK to produce webbing right through from the basic yarn to the finished product thus enhancing our technical ability and development expertise.

Our Core Values:

SAFETY: We take pride in manufacturing all of our products to the highest possible standard to ensure customer satisfaction, profitability and success within our industry. We offer consistent and reliable products to worldwide destinations.

SERVICEWe are very responsive to our customers’ requirements, we offer reliable services with the aim to build strong relationships with every business we work with.

INNOVATION: Being the first to manufacture the automotive seat belt and woven airbag, we are now the UK’s leading webbing manufacturer, producing the most comprehensive range of high quality webbing on the market. We are adaptable to new industry concepts and we are continuously enhancing our technical ability and development expertise.

Unitex UK Ltd

Marling Leek is part of the Unitex Group of companies in the UK, along with our other companies Miller Weblift and RidgeGear. Together, Unitex has become the world leader in textile web manufacturing and we have a history dating back over 70 years in the industry.

Miller Weblift Ltd (est. 1960)  – Safe Lifting and Load Securing Specialists – Market leaders in innovation, engineering and development, Miller Weblift offers the highest quality safe lifting and load securing products in the industry. We offer a large range of synthetic heavy lifting products including round and flat slings manufactured here at our factory in Staffordshire in the UK. We also provide load restraints, specialist nets and bespoke-made items.

RidgeGear Ltd (est. 1998) – Pioneers in Height Safety –  At RidgeGear we design, manufacture and test to the highest specification, offering the most advanced height safety products available today. Using the latest computer aided design techniques, coupled with developed prototypes, RidgeGear successfully combines new designs with tried and tested components. This ensures our customers benefit from improved functionality and the knowledge that RidgeGear products give absolute security.


Get in touch

01538 384 108

Marling Leek Limited
Nelson Street
ST13 6BB


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