Specialists in manufacturing knitted wire mesh since 1976

Knitwire was established in 1976 by Eric and Audrey Forber in Warrington, UK, the home of the wire industry.

Many of the other wire factories have since closed their doors, but Knitwire has now been manufacturing knitted wire mesh for over 40 years. Knitwire made the decision to open up a second factory in South Africa in 1997 to assist with our manufacturing and worldwide shipping.


We specialize in serving the automotive, energy, gas, oil, and petrochemical industries with products such as demisters, filter media, structured packing as well as random packing. We offer solution-based sales for clients that require help solving a particular problem, our dedicated design engineers are at hand to provide assistance. With our own fabrication on-site, there is no need for outsourcing jobs allowing us to finish jobs quickly and cost effectively.

We also have the machinery required to design and make our own tooling, cutting down lead times and costs. Alongside our drawing capabilities to assist with designs and quotations, the entire manufacturing process is covered within our own walls, giving us full control to ensure that your requirements and deadlines are met.

As a small family-run business, we are able to offer exceptional customer service and dedicate our time to assist you fully with your needs. At Knitwire, you are not just another number in a system, but an important customer requiring our help.

You can benefit from over 40 years of experience and knowledge within the knitted wire mesh industry.



The finished product is of such a high quality and strong build that you can actually stand and walk across it. 


Knitted wire mesh filter media can be designed specifically to your filtering needs, using different wire gauges and layering.


Clients hire Bauer because we deliver great value, without question.