Over 40 years of quality wipers, manufactured in the heart of Lancashire
1981 – Davis & Moore was founded
David Moore grew up working for his grandfather as a professional decorator in Streford, Manchester. In 1981, aged 18 he started his own business from his grandfather’s shed selling masking tape to the automotive garages in Manchester and Salford from the back of his van.
1989 – Environmental Sustainability
David’s early interest with the environment and sustainably lead the company to diversify and start selling recycled materials, namely textiles rags. As Davis & Moore continued to grow, textile rag wipers followed suit and became the core part of the business. See our environmental commitment here > Click Here >
1992 – Business premises were purchased.
The first major step for David as he transitioned from the garden shed to operating from a small business unit in Eccles, Manchester.
1998 – 2nd business premises purchased
David’s success soon caused him to outgrow his business premises and he moved to a new unit in Salford. The extra space allowed him to set up his own production cutting facility and employ his first staff.
2000 – First truck added to the vehicle fleet
David invested in a Leyland DAF truck which endorsed his commitment to buy British and to support British manufacturing.
2002 – First sign written vehicle
The businesses first foray into advertising!!
2004 – And the silver stripe was born…
Davis & Moore soon became well recognised for their trade mark silver stripe on the side of their blue delivery vehicles, signifying quality, reliability and service.
2009 – New Opportunities
Davis & Moore began to see new opportunities as customers started to ask for a wide range of products. They purchased a janitorial company called R & J which added a vast range of products to their portfolio.
2010 – Acquisition of Handy Chem Services
This extra business strengthened the janitorial arm of the business.
2012 – 3rd business premises purchased in Trafford Park
Once again, continual growth forced Davis & Moore to outgrow their premises and a new site was purchased in Trafford Park, Manchester. This site was originally 25,000sqft and belonged to the famous ERF (MAN) Trucks. This site was re-named Textile House and became the hub of the business.
2014 – Acquisition of Deakin Packaging.
This added numerous extra packaging products to their ever-expanding product portfolio.
2018 – Investment
Davis & Moore continued to invest in the business, adding a second warehouse to the site allowing them to increase their stock holdings and product portfolio held within an expanded 140,000sqft facility.
2020 – Davis & Moore go green
David’s commitment to the environmental further proven by a major investment project to install solar panels on the roof of Textile House allowing them to run their production facility entirely on renewable energy.
2021 – Davis & Moore’s 40th Anniversary