Commercial And Domestic Sewing Machines, Leicester, UK 🇬🇧

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About Us

With over 60 years history as a company within the sewing trade, we began by offering sewing needles and later trimming knives into the footwear industry. Steadily the company grew and increased the product ranges offered to include sewing machine spare parts, scissors and shears from leading European manufacturers with an emphasis on quality and reliability.

Over the last 10 years we as a company have again developed and restructured to gain a reputation for supplying and supporting our customers with sewing machinery. Starting with machinery for the manufacture and closing of industrial bulk containers and bagging equipment around the world.

We now specialise in the technical areas of the sewing trade with heavy duty equipment for the shoe, upholstery and automotive industries along with the recent addition of the fabric welding equipment to our portfolio.

We are proud of our reputation for offering quality equipment and a reliable service backed up by our product knowledge and training over the years. We strive to continually develop our working relationships with all customers by offering an unrivalled level of support and assistance.

Meet The Team

At Triumph Needle, we take immense pride in our exceptional team who consistently go above and beyond to ensure that your customer experience is our number one priority. With a longstanding history deeply rooted in the sewing machine industry, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every interaction. Got a question? Get in touch today, one of the team is waiting to help.

Latest News

Business Updates

Leveling Up Our Expertise 🧑‍🔧

Last week our service team traveled to Kaiserslautern, Germany for an intensive week-long training program at the Pfaff headquarters. They received hands-on instruction on Pfaff’s

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Alan May
Director
Alan May, an esteemed Director at Triumph Needle, brings with him a rich history of success in the sewing machine sales sector. With his extensive experience and remarkable track record, Alan plays a pivotal role in the company, overseeing the new sales of both industrial and domestic sewing machines, as well as their accessories.
James Neale
Director
James, one of the founding partners of Triumph Needle, holds a pivotal role as a Director within the company. With his extensive experience and strategic vision, James plays a crucial part in ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of Triumph Needle.
Phil Straw
Service Manager
Meet Phil, our dedicated Service Manager at Triumph Needle. With a commitment to excellence, Phil ensures that all service aspects for our domestic and commercial sewing machines are maintained to the highest standards.
Peter Brew
Sales/Service Engineer
Peter Brew joins Triumph Needle Co Ltd as our new Sales/Service Engineer in the North West. Carrying forward the legacy of our esteemed colleague, Ian Harrison, Peter brings his expertise and a history shared with Ian to our team. With respect and an eye to the future, he’ll continue fostering the relationships Ian cherished.
Anthony Wakefield
Service Engineer
Anthony is our dedicated service engineer at Triumph Needle, bringing a wealth of expertise and experience to his role. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for resolving technical issues, Anthony ensures that our customers receive top-notch service and support. His commitment to excellence and thorough understanding of Triumph Needle’s products make him an invaluable asset to our team.
Denise
Customer Service
Denise is the customer service expert at Triumph Needle, an online retailer dedicated to providing high-quality sewing and embroidery supplies at Triumph Needle. With her extensive knowledge of the products and services offered by Triumph Needle, Denise is the go-to person for customers seeking guidance and support in their sewing and embroidery endeavours.
Fiona
Account Administrator
Fiona is the dedicated Account Administrator at Triumph Needle, overseeing all financial and administrative operations. With her meticulous attention to detail and strong organisational skills, Fiona ensures smooth and efficient management of customer accounts at Triumph Needle.
Keith May
IT support & Admin
Keith is Triumph Needle’s IT Support and Admin professional at Triumph Needle, playing a crucial role in keeping our IT operations on course. With a strong technical background and a proactive approach, Keith ensures that our systems run smoothly and efficiently. His expertise in troubleshooting, maintaining hardware and software, and managing network infrastructure is instrumental in supporting our daily operations.

Our History

1956
From Spare Room to Sales Agent
Tony Gibson begins trading from his spare room in Glenfield. Acting as a sales agent covering Leicestershire and Northamptonshire with a range of products for the shoe trade visiting customers by a mix hitch hiking and public transport.
1956
1957
Expanding Horizons
Rented a room on St Mary’s Vicarage on Red Cross Street for the first company office and stock room. Tony also purchased his first car so that he could travel country wide and expand his sales area.
1957
1958
Tony Gibson's UK Agency Acquisition
Acquired sole UK agency for Triumph Needles GmbH of Aachen in Germany.
1958
1959
Long-Standing Partnership with Maier
Acquired sole UK agency for Wilhelm Maier of Kongen in Germany for their range of show knives and grinding machines. This is a partnership that continues to the current day, now known as Maier Unitas GmbH the product range now includes knives and loopers for all textile trades and blind stitch sewing machines.
1959
1962
Expanding the Reach
First sales representative joined the company to cover the areas Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Norwich.
1962
1966
Strengthening the Team
Jim Neale joins the company to assist with the accounts and sales.
1966
1972
Forming a Partnership
The company changes its status to a partnership between Tony Gibson and Jim Neale.
1972
1973
New Opportunities
A change of address as the company moves into Tudor Road Leicester purchasing a block of three terraced houses to form stock rooms and engineering workshops.
1973
1978
Taking the Next Step
Incorporation as a Limited Company with Tony Gibson and Jim Neale being the Company Directors.
1978
1994
Growing the Team
James Neale joins the company to work in the dispatch area and internal sales.
1994
2001
New Home
The company moves to Albion Street South Wigston.
2001
2002
James Neale's Progression
James Neale becomes Company Secretary and then a Director in 2003.
2002
2004
Successful Partnership with PFAFF
Alan May joins the company to enable the company to expand into the sale of sewing machinery. This quickly leads to the company becoming the UK and Ireland partner for PFAFF, a relationship that has strengthened and grown to this day.
2004
2010
From New Hire to Sales Director
Alan May becomes Sales Director.
2010
2011
Crafting Success
The company moved to 23 Craftsman’s Way, East Goscote to a modern unit which enables the opening of a showroom and to simplify the build, storage and distribution of sewing and welding machines.
2011
2014
Farewell to a Visionary
Tony Gibson passed away.
2014
2014
A Life of Service
Jim Neale retires after 56 years with the company.
2014
2022
Jim Neale retired
Thank you, Jim, for an incredible 56 years of dedicated service at Triumph Needle! Your unwavering commitment and loyalty have been invaluable to our company's success.
2022