Heritage & Innovation in Textiles

Roaches International is a UK based manufacturer of equipment used for the manufacture and quality control of textiles  – known and respected worldwide for its suite of laboratory dyeing and testing equipment.

Roaches technology is finding its way all corners of the world’s textile industry, from  Aachen University in Germany to London’s Royal Opera House to the Thai and Vietnamese military, both using equipment to test the wash fastness of uniforms; and also on the Kenya-Tanzania border, where it is used in a textile project designed to coax the local population away from wildlife poaching.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Roaches to provide the textile testing industry with a one stop shop for all of their equipment, consumables and service requirements.


Roaches believe that innovation is the key to success and as a customer focussed business, are always aiming to design new products and processes that are more efficient and easier to use so that our customers continue to stay ahead of the competition.  We are committed to working with forward thinking customers and suppliers who share our same aims of innovation and continued product development.  As part of this we work closely with a number of leading development and research centres around the world. 

Meet the team

Sean O'Neill (Managing Director)

Sean O'Neill

Richard Kirkbright
General Manager

Ben Saville
Senior Development Engineer

Sultan Khan
Business Development Manager

James Dolan
Purchasing & Marketing