About

At QK-TEX, we manufacture custom timber-based interior panel components with a lightweight honeycomb core and surface laminates. Honeycomb core – nature’s strongest cell structure – offers optimal stiffness-to-weight ratio, delivering up to 66% weight reduction compared to alternatives. 


QK-TEX panels are easier and safer to handle than heavier alternatives, cheaper to transport, and the perfect material for leisure vehicle interiors where weight is a critical factor. A sandwich-structured composite panel structure also represents the most economical way to achieve custom over-sized boards, thick panels with a "monolithic" appearance, and curved panels. Our panels are also used in retail interiors and for exhibition stands.

Our panels are custom-finished according to your specifications. We have access to an almost unlimited spectrum of on-trend colours, patterns and textures, and they are suitable for vinyl application, large wall graphics, and screen printing.

Previous projects of note include panels for the ‘Shared Ground’ zone in the Millennium Dome, panels for the Westborough Cardboard Building for Cottrell & Vermeulen Architects, panels for Christies International Auctions, signage panels for Tesco, retail display for Adidas and Thorntons, and exhibition panels for HSBC and IBM.

We understand that product design is a collobrative process. Our experienced design team are here to advise, guide and inspire. We use SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD.

Our new manufacturing plant in Brigg, North Lincolnshire (UK) is home to a fantastic team of talented panel makers and finishers, and state-of-the-art CNC machinery. The facility is focused on medium to high-volume production, and one-off and low volume orders are subject to a minimum order.

 

 

History

QK-TEX was founded in 1965 by Bert Quinton and Colin Kaines and known as Quinton and Kaines (Holdings) Ltd. They manufactured and supplied lightweight honeycomb boards of various types in standard sizes under the brand name Quikaboard. QK (Humberside) Ltd was established in 1980 in Engine Street, Brigg dedicated to supplying panels to the leisure vehicle industry. In 1987, QK became a wholly owned subsidiary of Tex Holdings plc. QK (Humberside) Ltd relocated in 2000 from Engine Street to a new industrial site at Ancholme Business Park, Brigg. In 2006, the company was rebranded and became QK Honeycomb Products Ltd. A new QK-TEX factory at Brigg was completed in 2022.