We are global manufacturers and distributors of vital
component parts for hundreds of markets and thousands
of products. We’re proud of what we do and believe that
even the smallest products have a big part to play.

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We bring together the best products, ideas and distribution.


Making it possible by uniquely combining the expertise and flexibility of a manufacturer
with the serviceand range of a distributor

We've been demonstrating our expertise as a manufacturer for over 65 years and our components are found in almost any industrial application.

With 2,500 experts around the world, we solve the challenges of customers every day in industries such as equipment manufacturing, automotive, industrial electronics, fabrication, medical devices, renewable energy, production machinery, construction and agriculture. In addition, we are able to support many emerging industries with our vast product range.

We uniquely combine the expertise and flexibility of a manufacturer with the service and range of a distributor.
This means we are able to support your project with whatever you need, when you need it.


  • 1940's

    Formation Of Filtrona Corporation
    The company was established in Jarrow, North-East England, in the 1940's as the Fibres division of Bunzl.

  • 1955

    Formation of Moss Plastic Parts
    Formation of Moss Plastic Parts, Moss manufactures and distributes protection and finishing products for a wide range of industries and applications.

  • 2004

    Acquisition of Skiffy
    Acquisition of the Skiffy Group, based in the Netherlands, which provides expertise in the manufacture and supply of small nylon parts for protection and finishing applications.

  • 2007

    Acquisition of Duraco
    Duraco Exprees ve Duraco Specialty Tapes manufactured adhesive foam, and removable tapes, hook and loop, and other adhesive products..

  • 2011

    Acquisition of Richco
    Acquisition of Richco Inc, based in Chicago, a leading international designer, manufacturer and distributor of engineered plastic and elastomeric solutions for fastening and cable management applications.

  • 2013

    Acquisition of
    Ulinco Components AB
    Acquisition of Ulinco Components AB, based in Sweden, a leading distributor of plastic protection and finishing products, hardware and specialist masking solutions in the Nordic region..

  • 2013

    Rebrand to ESSENTRA
    Essentra’s abstract name captures what each of our businesses manufactures and supplies - millions of small but essential components which play a critical enabling role in our customers products.

  • 2013

    Acquisition of Mesan
    Acquisition of Mesan Kilit A.S., the leading Turkish manufacturer and distributor of a range of locks, hinges, latches and hardware accessories for use in a wide variety of attractive growth end-markets.

  • 2014

    Acquisition of Abric
    Acquisition of the operating subsidiaries of Abric Berhad, based in Malaysia, a global leading manufacturer and distributor of security sealing products and solutions for use in a diverse range of growing end-markets.

  • 2017

    Acquisition of Micro Plastics
    Acquisition of Micro Plastics, based in Arkansas, US, a leading manufacturer and distributor of nylon fasteners and other plastic components for a wide range of industrial end-markets - including general industrial, automotive and white goods..

  • 2018

    Acquisition of Hertila
    Acquisition of Hertila, a leading manufacturer of plastic components. The acquisition expands the Components division’s product range and adds manufacturing capacity in Scandinavia.

  • 2019

    Acquisition of
    Innovative Components
    Acquisition of Innovative Components Inc., headquartered in Chicago, US, Innovative Components is one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of knobs, pins and handles in North America for a broad range of end-markets..

  • 2021

    Acquisition of Hengzhu
    Acquisition of Jiangxi Hengzhu Electrical Cabinet Lock Co. Ltd, based in China, a leading manufacturer of locks, latches, hinges and handles for a range of end-markets including electric power, telecoms and machinery.