A new career and business success came at the flick of a switch for Reg Clark. Not that it was instant, but when he flicked on his TV Set on the evening of Thursday 19th September 1955, the first picture from the brand new Independent Television Authority filled the Screen.
Nobody else in the area was able to receive the new commercial station because the distance was too great and although at least one TV dealer tried, he was not successful. Mr Clark, who at the time was a Sales Representative for Symingtons Soup, decided to take up the challenge!
Knowing very little about TV reception or aerials, Mr Clark went down to the local radio show
with a ruler and pen and took away some measurements of an aerial and built a prototype.
The aerial was hoisted up above his existing Norwich aerial and bingo, transmissions from over 100 miles away could be viewed!.
Established in 1964, by founder Mr Clark, Maxview Ltd started life as a small company on the
outskirts of Kings Lynn, Norfolk in the UK. As the business’s reputation has grown in strength over the years, the company has become one of the largest UK manufacturers of aerial and satellite equipment and the leading UK manufacturer of mobile products. Continued success is down to leading innovation and design carried out in the UK using all latest design and development tools.
Maxview’s original fleet of delivery vehicles
Reg Clark with a range of TV aerials
Press photo of Reg Clark in 1955
Product testing in 1957
The history of the touring aerial dates back to the early 1970’s, when Maxview’s screw fixed
aerials evolved into suction fixed roof mounted aerials. By January 1986 the first ever
Omni Directional aerial was launched at the Boat Show, the Omnimax! This is still our
best selling touring aerial for Caravans, Motorhomes, HGV and Inland Waterways markets.
As technology progressed in the 1980’s, Maxview also recognised that satellite would become
a dominant force in TV reception, and so began to develop satellite dish systems designed
specifically for mobile use. The first of these, the Omnisat, soon developed into an entire range
including our first roof mounted system, the Click Clack. Further Innovation and design saw the
launch of our Fully Automatic System in 2010, the Seeker.
With so much interest in Maxview products across the UK, interest grew in Europe; with Maxview Germany being formed in
1991 to satisfy that demand. In 2013 sales were boosted further with our first orders being sent to both Australia and New Zealand.
Product timeline. Launch years of just a small selection of our products over the past 50 years...
Today Maxview, still on our site in King’s Lynn, manufacture a comprehensive range of aerial and satellite products which remain firmly rooted in
the values Reg set out for the company. It is now run by Allan Clark and is one of a few independently owned British Manufacturers in the industry.
Our services consist of the following:
Look out for this industry standard logo on this website with the products still made and designed by us today in our Norfolk production facilities.
Our head office based in the UK supports its Worldwide customer network catering
for every market and need. We currently have customers in over 30 countries.
Our export department is always looking to expand in new markets and territories.
If you are interested in distributing our products please contact us on:
Tel: +44 (0)1553 813333 - Email: [email protected]
By Post: Maxview Ltd, Common Lane, Setchey, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. PE33 0AT. UK