About Us


Since 1902, we have been supplying exceptional quality roller coverings, products and mouldings to various industries from our fully equipped manufacturing plant in West Yorkshire. We at Nelson Roller & Rubber pride ourselves on our service and fast turnaround. We are focused on quality and are always striving to manufacture products that exceed your expectations and deliver them to you when required. We have a full traceability system in place and offer lasering facilities if required.

From standard to bespoke, from small to large rollers…If you have a need, we have the expertise! 



Nelson Roller & Rubber Co. Ltd was established in 1902, servicing the rollers of multitude of textile factories around Huddersfield and West Yorkshire area.
In the early years, the rollers were covered with leather, moving on to cork filled rubber and then engineered rubber compounds, the company was more of a cobbler, compared to what it has evolved into today.

In 1965, Edwin Cusworth purchased the company from Robert Nelson, (hence the name), after his wife Marjorie Cusworth saw the advertisement in the local paper and so started the Cusworth ownership line. His son Martyn Cusworth taking over in 1986. In doing so, he brought together Nelson Roller and Rubber with Colne Valley Polymers. With a wealth of knowledge gained from manufacturing rubber compound, Nelson Roller and Rubber was able to offer a rare complete bespoke rubber compound servicing service to a whole range of industries.

In 2005, Martyn’s son Julian Cusworth took his place as managing director of Nelson Roller and Rubber Co Ltd.



The company is run today by Julian Cusworth (Managing Director) and Maria Colbeck (Financial Director), assisted by Errol Julien (Production Manager). Chrissie Messenger (Quality Controller), Steve Taylor (Production Staff), Mark Hartley (Production Staff), Keith Wright (Production Staff).


Julian joined the company in 2001 after a ten-year career in engineering in the Royal Navy and three years as a refrigeration service engineer.

Maria joined the company in 1999 after working at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary laboratories.

Errol joined the company in 1989 after working at Westwood carpet yarns.


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We are essential and we are in full operation. Nelson Roller & Rubber Co Ltd has been designated an essential business and will remain in operation serving our customers through the COVID-19 outbreak. We have been deemed essential because we manufacture precision parts for manufacturers. Often, we are the only option in the region for many of the unique items we produce. We have enacted strict protocol to address the outbreak and to ensure the safety of our employees and customers. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update accordingly.