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About Us

Ballen Panels has a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1994 by Tony Allen, a seasoned professional with over 40 years of experience in the educational and Laboratory Furniture industry. Tony's extensive background encompasses various roles, from production management to quality control, providing him with comprehensive knowledge of the industry.

In 2000, Kevin Meggs joined Ballen Panels, bringing with him 25 years of experience in the furnishing industry. Kevin's expertise lies in product design, development, sales, and marketing. His addition to the team marked a significant milestone in the company's growth, enabling them to focus on expanding into new market sectors and developing innovative designs.

Over the past 15 years, Tony and Kevin have worked collaboratively to establish a wide range of furniture offerings. They have developed both "standard" ranges for different environments and customized, made-to-measure solutions to meet the diverse needs of their clients. Regardless of the project, Ballen Panels ensures that their products adhere to the highest standards of quality, functionality, and design, all while catering to individual specifications and budgets.

The company takes great pride in their ability to deliver comprehensive furniture solutions, blending their wealth of experience with a commitment to customer satisfaction. Whether it's in educational institutions, research facilities, or public spaces, Ballen Panels strives to provide top-notch furniture that aligns with their clients' requirements and exceeds their expectations.


Ballen Panels operates from a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Romford, Essex. Equipped with top-notch machinery and manufacturing equipment, our factory is at the forefront of modern production techniques. This allows us to ensure the highest quality standards and precision in the manufacturing process.

In our Romford facility, we combine traditional craftsmanship with advanced technology to create furniture that meets the most demanding requirements. Our skilled team utilizes cutting-edge machinery, including CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines, to achieve precise and efficient fabrication of materials.

By leveraging our well-equipped factory, we can deliver superior products that not only meet but exceed industry standards. Our commitment to utilizing advanced manufacturing equipment and maintaining a robust production facility underscores our dedication to providing exceptional furniture solutions to our valued customers.

At Ballen Panels, we have established strong partnerships with leading schools, companies, and bodies in the education and research sectors. See below just a short list of our partners and clients:

Boroughs and councils

London Borough of Havering

London Borough of Newham

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

London Borough of Hounslow

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