Martyn Industrials

Transport Interior Specialists since 1986

Stylish PVC floorings are accepted as the fitment of choice for bus operators and the market leader within the UK, and indeed globally, is Gerflor with their Tarabus range, which is distributed in the UK by Martyn Industrials Ltd.

Martyn Industrials have promoted the Gerflor Tarabus Flooring range for 25 years and offer a wide range of interior trim products, including, flooring, soft trim, glues, sealants, welding tools and other complementary products.


Over 25 years
of Tarabus in the UK

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Martyn Industrials was formed as a partnership in 1980, by the eponymous Jim Martyn, who, together with wife Gill and her parents Lawrie and Jean Keen, were initially focusing on selling Industrial Plastics.

However, in 1986 they took on the Tarabus agency for the UK - fortuitously coinciding with the de-regulation of the bus industry which was an opportunity for the industry to look at new innovations and products.


Through the 80’s and 90’s Martyn Industrials visited every bus builder and operator to promote the benefits of the Tarabus flooring system. Stagecoach, with their trademark “Rouge” floors were an early convert and have used Tarabus ever since.

By the mid 90’s Martyn Industrials had developed the “Tarabus System” so successfully that additional personnel had to be recruited to look after the burgeoning customer base, Gordon Keen joining the Company in 1994 followed by Mike Houston 2 years later.

Current Day

At the turn of the Millenium, many major National Operators, including Stagecoach, First Group, Travel West Midlands and the majority of London Operators, were using Tarabus as standard or approved flooring.

Martyn Industrials’ success in establishing the Tarabus range as market leader in the UK is built on their strong belief in being customer focused as summed up by Mike Houston.

"We don’t just sell our standard range of products, we find out what the customers’ needs are and, if necessary, make what they want to buy."