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Carclo is a technology-led plastics business with global, integrated capabilities and operations.

In this section you will find a brief history of Carclo and its strategic objectives.


Metallic card clothing

Carclo plc was established in 1924 as a manufacturer of card clothing – a consumable wire product used in the combing of textile fibres prior to spinning.

Strategy overview

Led optic

Carclo’s strategy is to grow its specialist businesses, such as medical and LED optics and lighting.


The board of directors comprises a non-executive chairman, Michael Derbyshire, two other non-executive directors, Bill Tame and Robert Rickman, and two executive directors, Christopher Malley, chief executive and Robert Brooksbank, finance director.