Tensar is a world-leading manufacturer and provider of ground stabilisation and soil reinforcement solutions.
Our innovative products have benefited thousands of construction and civil engineering projects around the world for nearly 50 years.
Our expert technical team and international network of distribution partners provide support and advice to customers, from product selection and engineering design, to on-site construction guidance.
Building a Great Place to Work
At Tensar, we aim to build an engaging workplace where talented people come to work and advance their careers. Guided by our People Plan, we’re working to develop, reward, and retain top talent
The History of Tensar
The 1970's marked a revolution in the construction of retaining structures and roads, with Tensar’s invention of polymeric geogrids.
Netlon founded by Dr Brian Mercer OBE
Launch of the Tensar process of geogrid manufacture
Launch of Tensar uniaxial geogrid; used to build a temporary retaining wall supporting a railway
First geogrid manufacturing plant established in Blackburn, UK
Tensar uniaxial geogrid gains BBA certification for UK highways strucutures
Mercer Lecture series established
Chinese manufacturing plant opens in Wuhan
Tensar Corporation acquires Tensar Group in the UK
Tensar TriAx launched and wins New Civil Engineer Innovation Award
TriAx awarded European Technical Approval certification
Tensar geogrid named as one of British inventions of the 20th Century voted by the British public
Russian manufacturing plant opens in St Petersburg
Tensar Road Technology launched
Spectra Pavement Optimisation named Highways Industry Product of the Year
Tensar geogrid hailed as one of the innovations to revolutionise civil engineering by the Institution of Civil Engineers
Tensar wins Manufacturing Excellence Award at the Hive Business Awards
We have more than 600 employees working out of nine offices and four manufacturing facilities around the world. This, combined with our distribution partner network, makes us a truly global company.