COBA Europe is one of the most established names in the manufacture and supply of industrial safety matting and entrance flooring products.
As a company, we supply high quality products to our worldwide customer base, offering one of the largest ranges of floor matting and safety products. We support this with high levels of customer care and swift, efficient delivery.
How did COBA start?
COBA was formed in 1966 trading as COBA Plastics Ltd. The COBA business then operated from very small premises in central England run by our two co-founders who embarked on the manufacture of plastic extrusions. This business went from strength to strength, and today is regarded as a world class manufacturer of thermoplastic extrusions utilising state-of-the-art technology in its design and manufacturing processes.
It is from these roots in manufacturing plastic extrusions that COBA's Matting Division was born. We commenced manufacturing COBAmat® safety matting back in 1979 as an alternative to wooden duck-boarding. COBA was one of the first companies to introduce the concept of industrial 'safety matting' in the UK.
Since then, our company has grown at a rapid pace, not only expanding our range of in-house manufactured goods, but also introducing many new products to our collection.
The birth of COBA Europe
COBA group's parent company COBA International Ltd re-structured the UK business operation in 2007 to reflect this growth and formed a dedicated company for the matting division– COBA Europe Ltd.
This continued growth heralded the building of a brand new purpose-built office, manufacturing and warehouse facility in Fleckney back in 2007. This was exclusively for our UK matting and flooring business now trading as COBA Europe Ltd.
COBA International also acquired the safety knife manufacturer, Moving Edge, in 2008 which today is a brand name of COBA Europe. In 2010, COBA International made a further acquisition. This was the hose/tube manufacturer, Copely Developments Ltd which retains its established Copely branding. Further acquisitions were made in 2013 with Bowden Precision Engineering and Emplas joining our COBA Group.
Meanwhile COBA Plastics Ltd, the extrusion manufacturing arm of our business, continues to flourish as one of the world leaders in plastic extrusion.
COBA Europe also has localised sales and warehouse facilities in Germany, Slovakia, Poland, Spain and South Africa. COBA Europe GmbH operates from spacious warehouse and office premises in Pullenweg with capacity to stock our full product range for efficient supply to customers throughout mainland Europe. Customers in Eastern Europe are well served too through our offices in Slovakia and Poland. Meanwhile COBA Plastics (Pty) stocks and supplies an extensive choice of matting products to a wide range of customers in South Africa.
The COBA International group of companies today employs a workforce of 600 with our head office based in Fleckney, near Leicester in the United Kingdom.