College Sewing Machines Parts Ltd the UK’s largest importers and distributors of Sewing Machine Spare Parts, Industrial Machinery, Needles and Accessories to the Textile Industry.


College Sewing Machine Parts Ltd is a family run business set up by its founder Richard Atherton Snr in 1971.

College Sewing Machine Parts 1st shop was set up in 1971 based on College Road in Rochdale, Lancashire hence the name College Sewing.

Richard Atherton Snr started business with sales, rental and servicing of industrial and domestic machinery throughout the Rochdale and Greater Manchester area. Over the years the business expanded into the sales of spares parts and accessories and spread its wings to supply most of the UK.

With the expansion of the company we moved from College Road into our next premises on Bamford Road, Heywood in 1982 this enabling the capacity to stock more spares and machinery where we stayed and traded from for a further seven years.

After seven years at Bamford Road we had again managed to outgrow our premises and looked to purchase a brand new purpose built warehouse at Phoenix Industrial Estate Green Lane Heywood at the time this was a big investment for us but still we forged ahead to expand and take on more staff. We created more and more sales and were supplying many customers throughout the UK, many of them well known manufacturing brands in the automotive clothing, bedding and many other industries this cementing our company firmly within the textile industry as one of the main machinery, parts and needle suppliers.

The next chapter came in 2006 when we moved once again to our new headquarters based at Waterfold Business Park Bury where we remain to this date. The purchase of a brand new 20,000 sqft facility giving the warehouse and office space to grow and further expand the business and since moving from Phoenix industrial Estate to new build waterfold Business Park Business and gone from strength to strength with significant growth in sales to this date we believe to be one of the best machines and spare parts suppliers within UK & Europe.

We act as stockist and main agents for the following Brands – Juki , Brother , Pegasus, Schmetz , Groz-Beckert , Mundial, Rimoldi, Mitsubishi, Argo, Rasor, KM, Siruba, Efka, Racing, Pfaff, Durkopp Adler, Yamato, Suisei, Kansai Special, Golden Eagle, Strong H.

We have have access to over 250,000 stock lines and hold a large stock of spare parts, accessories and industrial machines most available for next day delivery. We pride ourselves with the ability to quickly organise and dispatch customer orders small or large, and provide extensive help and advice to help increase customer productivity.

Today the business is currently run by the three sons- Justin, Ricky Jnr, Mark – All three have active positions within the company focusing on sales accounts and purchasing our main focus is to further increase sales and products within the foreseeable future, maintaining our high levels of customer service.

Latest project 2016 to expand office space and create brand new dedicated 2000 sqft machine showroom to show a full range of Juki industrial sewing equipment to be completed by end of 2016.

Where It All Started

College Road, Rochdale – 1971-1982

Ricky Snr’s First Shop

Next Stage Of Growth

Bamford Road, Rochdale – 1982-1989

(Bottom Right: Ricky Snr in his younger days)

Move Number 3

Phoenix Industrial Estate, Heywood – 1989-2006

Purpose Built 5,000 sqft Warehouse

Present Day

Unit A, Waterfold Business Park – 2006-Present

Our current headquarters, a brand new 20,000 sqft facility.