Rola Cylinder was formed in 1973 by Roy Halstead with an initial workforce of 4 people. This has since increased to it's current number of 65 with the company now being led by Stephen and Colin Halstead who both have over 20 years experience working at Rola.

Due to continued expansion since formation, Rola have over the years outgrown two previous factories and in 1987 moved to it's present site, a purpose built factory occupying 13.000 sq.ft.