About Us

Tensar is a world-leading manufacturer and provider of ground stabilisation and soil reinforcement solutions.

Our innovative products have benefited thousands of construction and civil engineering projects around the world for nearly 50 years.

Our expert technical team and international network of distribution partners provide support and advice to customers, from product selection and engineering design, to on-site construction guidance.

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Timeline

1959

Netlon founded by Dr Brian Mercer OBE

1978

Launch of the Tensar process of geogrid manufacture

1980

Launch of Tensar uniaxial geogrid; used to build a temporary retaining wall supporting a railway.

1982

First geogrid manufacturing plant established in Blackburn, UK

1985

Tensar uniaxial geogrid gains BBA certification for UK highways strucutures

1992

Mercer Lecture series established.

2004

Chinese manufacturing plant opens in Wuhan.

2006

Tensar Corporation acquires Tensar Group in the UK

2007

Tensar TriAx launched and wins New Civil Engineer Innovation Award

2010

TriAx wins the International Geosynthetics Society Award

2012

TriAx awarded European Technical Approval certification.

2013

Tensar geogrid named as one of British inventions of the 20th Century voted by the British public

2014

Russian manufacturing plant opens in St Petersburg

2016

Tensar Road Technology launched

2017

Spectra Pavement Optimisation named Highways Industry Product of the Year

2018

Tensar geogrid hailed as one of the innovations to revolutionise civil engineering by the Institution of Civil Engineers

2019

Tensar wins Manufacturing Excellence Award at the Hive Business Awards