History of Maped Helix

Helix was founded in 1887, with as initial activity, the production of Wooden Ruler.
 
 
 
Helix invents the Modern Drawing Compass.
 
 
 
First export sales to Australia. 
 
 
 
First 'Plastic' type Ruler produced.
 
 
 
First 'Math Set' produced.
 
 
 
The Oxford brand was launched.
 
 
T
The Helix Universal Company Limited was formed.
 
 
 
Plastic Moulding Production started.
 
 
 
Helix International Limited formed.

 
 
Purchase of Dunn & Taylor Ltd.

Cash Boxes introduced.

Shatter Resistant Rule patent.

 
 
Establishment of Helix USA.

 
 
Purchase of Colonel Rubber Ltd.

Eraser production started.

 
 
Threadless Ring patent.

 
 
PVC eraser first produced.
 
 
 
Helix Limited Formed.
 
 
 
Helix 100 years old, celebrated with a Royal visit from HRH The Princess of Wales.

 
 
BS5750 awarded.

 
 
Folding Rule patent.

 
 
Angle Measure Reg. Design

 
 
Compass Safety Point patent.

 
 
ISO 9002 accredited.

Push button (cash boxes) introduced. 

 
 
G03 Compass Reg. Design 

 
 
Establishment of Helix Hong Kong Office.

 
 
Foldable Black Board Equipment patent pending 

 
 
Craft with Helix range launched.

Anti-Tamper Screw Sharpener introduced.

 
 
    Helix Technical launched

Helix Fashion - Tribe and Splat range launched. 
 
 
 
 
Helix becomes part of the Maped Group and the company name changes to Helix Trading Ltd.

 
 
 
 
Today Helix exports to over 65 countries with Offices in the USA, Hong Kong and our UK Head Quarters in the West Midlands.


 
 
 
 
Happy New Year!