Roof systems manufacturer celebrates 100

Roof systems manufacturer celebrates 100

Leading roof system manufacturer, Marley is celebrating its 100-year anniversary  

Founded in 1924 by Owen Aisher, the company’s inception marked a crucial milestone in the evolution of the UK roofing industry, with the production of Marley’s very first concrete roof tiles beginning in a humble cowshed on Marley Farm in Kent.  

Original home of Marley

It was the founder’s son, Sir Owen Aisher that led Marley to national and international growth in the decades following the second world war. 

Sir Owen Aisher and his brother Jack in 1974 Marleys Golden Jubilee Year

A century later, the company is celebrating 100 years of continuous development, product innovation, and technical expertise. 

Over the course of a century of growth, Marley’s manufacturing facilities have expanded and its product ranges extended from concrete to clay, together with a range of accessories, roofing batten and high performance underlay.

In recent years, the company introduced the UK’s first fully roof integrated solar PV panel, Marley SolarTile. The solar roof system package is now complemented with a package of additional inverters, battery storage solutions, and an EV charging point to provide a complete renewable energy system, all available from a single trusted source. 

Daniel Redfern for Marley said: “We are delighted to celebrate Marley’s 100th anniversary this year. The milestone is testimony to the hard work, diligence, and innovating spirit of colleagues across the decades who have contributed to our collective and ongoing success. 

For any business to be successful for a century is a real achievement and we have managed this because we have continued to react to the market, understand what customers want, and create the system and product solutions that deliver high performing and beautiful roofscapes.   

As we move into our next century of operation, Marley remains focussed on strategic progression, especially as sustainable solutions become more of a priority for everyone. A growing renewable technology package now complements our traditional clay and concrete tile ranges and fully integrated roofing system offer, underpinned by our industry-leading package of technical support, developed to assist the roofing industry for years to come.”  

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