Company Profile

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• Established in 1932 at Tyburn Road, Birmingham led by Captain Percy Lane.

• Automotive.
• Opening quarter lights and emergency door locks.

• Commercial.
• Truck windscreens, locks and opening vents.

• Bus.
• Emergency windows and window pans.
• Moved to larger premises in Tamworth.

• Caravan & system build windows and doors.

• Rail & Military Industries.
• Fixed windows, hoppers and windscreens for Rail.
• Bus entrance doors.

• Acquisition of Overton & Beclawat.
• Coach luggage doors and drivers windows.
• Rail gangway frames and emergency detrainment system for Rail.

• Aerospace windscreens.
• Cassettes and powered doors for off road vehicles.

• Rail interiors.
• Partitions, bins, flooring and luggage racks.

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Over 85 years of heritage…

Percy Lane Products (‘’PLP’’) was founded on 22 June 1932 by Captain Percy Lane with the intention of providing windows, windscreens and louvres for all classes of mechanically propelled vehicles.

This tradition remains true to this date, although both the industry base and the product range have expanded through ongoing development and competitor acquisition.

PLP is a leading supplier of products to the UK bus, rail and commercial vehicle builders. We have a broad range of proprietary products, designed and manufactured to each customer’s bespoke requirements and to stringent industry standards.

PLP has a large catalogue of products on vehicles currently in service, particularly in bus and rail, so we also supply both the after and refurbishment markets.