• Supplying A Wide Range Of Sectors
  • Over 60,000 Sq Ft Of Manufacturing Space
  • A Part Of The Beal Group

Our History

  • Company Formed

    The Company Tony Beal Ltd, owned by our founder Mr Tony Beal was formed. It primarily serviced the transport and agricultural sector and focused in the first instance primarily on repairs and supply of tarpaulins and the merchant of rope. It’s fair to say that no order was ever turned away and we gained a reputation for almost being a 24 hour service.

  • Webbing Lashing Products

    Tony Beal Ltd starts to manufacture webbing lashing products – a product that would later replace rope for a number of applications.

  • Factory Extension

    Our factory extension commences at our Muirhead Road property, thereby doubling production capacity. Every square inch of it is used.

  • Company Formed

    Full manufacturing facilities of canvas & pvc tarpaulins as well as netting products, associated items.

  • Middle East Export

    We commenced exporting Tarpaulins to middle east for specific construction projects.

  • Factory Relocation

    Tony Beal Ltd relocates to Station Road, Baillieston. A move to a 60,000 sq. foot factory - which just seemed positively huge at the time and we all kept fit as we got used to visiting all the departments during the day.

  • British Standards

    We achieve BS 5750 pt2 –one of the first tarpaulin firms to obtain the standard.

  • Stoke

    Purchase of Stoke Manufacturing Facility.

  • Managing Director

    Our current Group Managing Director joins in the business to work full time, having failed to achieve enough qualifications to go to University. Not unsurprisingly given the family background, his first job was working in the production repairs team, on the factory floor.

  • kitemark licence

    Tony Beal were awarded kitemark licence BS 3408.

  • Mod Supplier

    We become an approved supplier to the MoD – the start of a long association.

  • Tarpaulin Order

    Tony Beal Ltd wins one of the UK’s largest order for tarpaulins, producing over 12,000 sq metres of finished tarpaulins per week.

  • Sister Company

    A sister company to Tony Beal Ltd is formed: Sportscovers (Scotland) Ltd.

  • One big Tarpaulin

    We produce one of the largest ever tarpaulins – a whopping 130m x 70m, weighing just over 6 tonnes taking over 25 people to wrap it up.

  • Tent Production

    Tent production commences in Glasgow – yet another product line for us.

  • Passing of tony beal

    Sadly, our founder, Tony Beal passes away after a short battle with cancer and missed by all.

  • David Beal

    Our business is acquired by our current Group MD, David Beal (who has now progressed on from his first role with the business).

  • Sector Growth

    Tony Beal Ltd grows its product range to supply the Automotive, Airmotive & Modular building markets.

  • Sport & Play

    Sportscovers (Scotland) Ltd has its name changed to Sport & Play (Scotland) Ltd in order to reflect the areas of business that it is involved in.

  • Forming of CBR

    CBR, the commercial body repair division of Tony Beal Ltd is formed to service, repair and refurbish commercial vehicle trailers for our customer base.

  • Rhino (UK) LTD

    Rhino Textile Products UK Ltd becomes a member of the Beal Group, giving us our production facility in the West Midlands.

  • Next Generation

    The next generation: Joshua Beal starts working in Tony Beal Ltd - on his school holidays.

  • Graffix Detail

    Graffix Detail, the printing division of Tony Beal Ltd is formed to service our customers printed requirements for signage and branded products.

  • Printing Capabilities

    Our production unit increases it’s printing capacity with the arrival of full large format screen printing and wide format digital printing. Space is now becoming a premium.

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