MANUFACTURED IN THE UK
The history of
Johnson Tiles is founded by Col. Harry Johnson and The Johnson Family in Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent.
1911 - 1968
Johnson Tiles acquired the surrounding Potteries based ceramic tile companies bringing them all under the same brand at the Highgate Works in Tunstall.
Norcros plc acquired Johnson Tiles. Today Norcros plc has the following portfolio of brands: Johnson Tiles, Triton, Vado, Croydex, Norcros Adhesives, Tal, Tile Africa, Abode Home Products, Merlyn Showers, House of Plumbing and Johnson Tiles South Africa.
Johnson Tiles is awarded The Queens Award for Environmental Achievement, acknowledging our industry leading ceramic recycling system, which means all manufactured tiles contained up to 20% recycled materials.
Whilst celebrating our centenary year and following a £35million investment, Johnson Tiles relocated to a purpose build, state of the art manufacturing facility in the heartland of the Potteries in Tunstall, Stoke on Trent.
Material Lab - a hub for new materials and inspiration is opened in London, purely to answer the needs of the architect and design community.
Johnson Tiles became the first UK ceramics manufacturer to produce photo-realistic patterns on tiles using state of the art ink-jet technology.
2008 - 2011
Through continued environmental commitments, Johnson Tiles secured a top position in The Sunday Times Top 50 Green Companies in the UK as-well-as being awarded the Environmental Efficiency Award by The Engineering Employers Federation (EEF)
After being approached by artist Paul Cummins, Johnson Tiles agreed to help in the production and meet the target of 888,246 ceramic flowers required for the ‘Blood Swept Lands’ installation at the Tower of London. Each ceramic Poppy represented a person who died during the war.
Since its launch in 2006, Material Lab as served as a dedicated resource to the architect and design community. To celebrate the milestone 10 year anniversary , Johnson Tiles decided to develop the space even further.
Thanks to a £650k investment, Johnson Tiles was able to install two new ink-jet machines into the factory. It also enabled the production of world-class, small format products more efficiently then anyone else globally.
We continue to invest in new equipment, environmentally friendly products and new markets & services with numerous projects underway throughout the UK and the rest of the world.