We Are Artex

Artex History

Artex began back in 1935 when it was the first to introduce its new textured finishes to the market. The Artex name was created by two words – artistic and texture, reflecting the creative nature of the product. By the 1980s, the company had achieved phenomenal growth, making Artex a household name.

The company invested heavily in developing new products and manufacturing techniques, and by the 1990s, had built the largest plant in the UK for producing decorative plaster mouldings.

Blue Hawk was established in 1972 and became known for its range of DIY and repair products. Artex merged with Blue Hawk in 1997 to create a company that could better serve both the building and home improvement sectors.

At the end of 2005, Saint-Gobain acquired Artex and the rest of the BPB group, to become part of the group’s construction products division.

Today, Artex operates as an essential supply partner to building materials and home improvement retailers. The company focuses on delivering excellent customer service, providing a specialist multi-drop distribution service, and offering a wide range of decorative finishes, building materials and specialist tools. The extensive product range is continuously developed to meet the needs of today’s demanding market.

Artex Now

Artex is a leading distributor of some of the UK's must have construction brands. Offering a diverse choice of over 500 trade and DIY products.

We’ve been supplying customers of all shapes and sizes for over 80 years and now tailor our offering to match the needs of merchants, decorator centres and DIY stores across the UK.

As part of our flexible delivery service, customers can order from as little as a single pallet. Whether that’s a full pallet of a single product, or a mixed pallet of products from across the range. We also offer the Gyproc Express service for single parcel of products for small and speedy orders. 

We’re also part of Saint-Gobain, a global leader in sustainable habitat. You can click here to find out more about the group. Interested In working with us? You can find out more about a career in Saint-Gobain here.

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