Cleenol is recognised as one of the UK’s leading innovators, manufacturers and suppliers of quality cleaning and hygiene products. We are known for our top-quality hand sanitisers, British Nova floor care range, Evolution super-concentrate cleaning products and our Own Brand / Private Label cleaning products. See more here


    Our Values

      We manufacture, warehouse and distribute high-quality products through an efficient and personal service.

      Our focus is on improved product performance, increased safety and environmental credentials and enhanced customer benefit. 

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      Our Product Portfolio

      We have an extensive manufactured chemical product portfolio, making Cleenol a single source for even the most demanding of cleaning requirements.

      Each product in Cleenol’s general or bespoke range of cleaning solutions is formulated to provide the highest standards in domestic, commercial and industrial hygiene technology. Our products are formulated to industrial strength for the professional market. 

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      Our Services

      We can help you manufacture hygiene and cleaning products with your own custom labels. 

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      Cleenol employs its own service support team to give dispenser installation and training services. 

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      Cleenol supplies local authorities, government departments and appointed distributors throughout the UK and overseas, together with wholesalers and stockists in a large variety of different marketplaces.

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      Export & Distributors

      Cleenol has over 40 years of export experience. We work on an Ex Works basis with all our export customers, which allows you to choose the best option for you. We have a number of experienced shippers based out of the UK who have vast knowledge of shipping all types of products globally. 

      We have a dedicated in-house export administrative team who will manage all the shipping document with your chosen shippers, as well as providing all the information for the importing of Cleenol products. We can arrange shipping by container or groupage to any international market, and we are actively looking for distributors in countries where we do not yet have representation.

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      Company Timeline

      Cleenol is an independent private family owned and run company which can trace its roots back to the early 1700s. In those days the Foster family ran a timber business in the West Midlands. When the canals were built they supplied timber for the lock gates and eventually the canal barges themselves. They became boat builders and then operated barges. When the coal industry decided to move coal by canal they became coal merchants.

      The Shell Chemical CompanyThe company's chemical activities started during the Second World War. By then twin brothers ran the coal business from Birmingham. One of their customers was the Shell Chemical Company. Before the war housewives used soap flakes to do the washing up, or small blocks of soap suspended under the tap. Because the raw materials to manufacture soap were needed for the war effort, Shell was asked by the Government to produce an alternative. They developed the first washing up liquid called Teepol. Shell were interested to discover whether the product could be sold into the industrial market place. They asked the twin brothers to put Teepol on the back of their coal lorries and try and sell it to their customers.

      Cleenol delivers throughout the UKIt was an instant success and after a short period of time the brothers decided to divide the business, one taking the coal and the other taking the detergent. That brother, Mr Neville Foster first sold Teepol in glass bottles, then bottled it himself, and eventually manufactured it under licence. A chemist was employed who formulated a range of complementary products and Cleenol was born.

      From its early days in Birmingham Cleenol moved to Leamington Spa and eventually to Banbury in the early 1970s. 

      By 1975 its market place grew from the Midlands to cover the entire country and in 1980's started to develop export sales to Europe, and then to the Middle East.  By 2000 Cleenol was exporting to over 40 different countries and the number keeps increasing as the quality of its products are recognised worldwide.



      For a cleaner, safer world

      Cleenol Group Ltd is a limited company registered in England and Wales under CRN 00635803.

      Cleenol Group Ltd
      Beaumont Road, Banbury OX16 1RB, UK
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