Accrol Papers was established in 1993 by the Hussain family in the Lancashire mill town of Accrington with the aim of becoming a leading independent manufacturer of toilet tissue in the U.K. The business achieved sales of over £1 million in its first full year of trading. This sales landmark was achieved despite a very small manual production facility and a severe lack of capital funding.
The business relocated to Blackburn in 1996 and to its present location in 2004 with a purpose built 65,000 sq ft factory and warehouse and the installation of new state of the art production lines. This was a major step towards achieving its goal of becoming a leading manufacturer of toilet tissue in the U.K. Significant capital investment in subsequent years lead the business to achieve significant growth year on year. Accrol concentrated on its principles of manufacturing low cost high quality products using the latest technology available whilst maintaining the highest levels of business ethics and a customer service driven focus.
In 2014, Accrol achieved sales of over £100 million and its current site had grown to over 350,000 sq ft factory and warehouse space. Accrol remained in private family ownership until 2014, following which private equity investment was introduced into the business leading to London AIM listing in 2016.
In November 2020, Accrol completed its first major acquisition, buying Leicester Tissue Company (LTC) an independent supplier of private label toilet tissue and kitchen towel. Shortly after in April 2021, Accrol acquired John Dale, a highly scalable, flushable and biodegradable wet wipes business.
Today, the business is the UK’s leading independent tissue converter, producing toilet tissue, kitchen towel, facial tissue, and biodegradable wet wipes.