In the 1940s the popularity of the DAKS clothing line continued to soar, and caused the production demand to outgrow the current factory in Stoke Newington, London.
In order to cope with the demand, in 1948, production of the DAKS clothing line also started in a specially built factory in Larkhall, Scotland. Said to be the largest designed factory on one level in Europe at the time, it became instrumental to the success and growth of the business.
The factory was officially opened in 1949 by Harold Wilson soon to be Prime Minster of the UK, and during its lifetime it was visited by numerous members of the Royal Family. This included HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1950s and again in the 1970s with HRH The Queen. Then in the 1990s HRH The Princess Royal and HRH The Duke of Kent. However, sadly after over 50 years the Larkhall factory closed its doors when DAKS production moved elsewhere.