+44 (0) 191 428 2510 email: sales@cottambrush.com



Established in 1858, the Cottam family started out making brushes for the ship building and coal mining industries in North East England. Times change, however, and so have we.

Today Cottam is at the forefront of brush design and manufacture. With extensive knowledge, innovative design capability and modern manufacturing facilities, Cottam has become a trusted partner in specialist industries across the world.

Read more about our company history here

The company has three divisions:


This division focuses on the supply of high quality, good value products - mainly brushes, mops and related accessories.  The products are designed with the industrial user in mind and are sold through a range of distributors from large wholesale outlets, serving different client groups in all corners of the world, to smaller independent merchants in niche markets.

We design and manufacture some products in-house; others we source from quality suppliers to give our customers the very best products.

We supply to the leading buying groups, including THS, BIRA, TROY, H&B and NMBS.


Applications and customers for our Technical Solutions division are many and varied.  We work with ideas, concepts, drawings, full specifications to create brushes that solve particular problems. 

Whether you need a replacement brush or you’re designing a brand new process, our team can work from your specification, drawing, photo, or even just an idea.

We’ll advise on the best performing materials and manufacturing method to suit your requirements, and can provide a full design and manufacturing service creating the ideal industrial brush solution for your needs.

Our case study section details some of the interesting projects we have collaborated on, and photographs can be viewed in the Industrial Brush Gallery.


Cottam (Suzhou) Trading Co., Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cottam Brush Ltd. Originally established to provide supply chain efficiencies for our parent company, we have been successful in utilising our existing infrastructure to offer a Product Management service to other businesses.

In our experience many SME’s and departments within larger corporations have a desire to incorporate the breadth and capability of Asia’s manufacturing companies into their supply chain but lack the resource or confidence to develop a partnership directly.

Cottam can help to facilitate your supply chain with either our full end to end sourcing service or just the element of the process you need.

Talk to us about your project

We'd love to get involved in your project and work collaboratively to create your solution. You can upload a product image or drawing on-line or simply tell us what you're looking for.

Make an Enquiry

Call Technical Solutions Team
on +44 (0) 191 428 2510 (option 2)

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