On Friday 22 September, Victoria Prentis MP opened Cleenol Group Ltd’s new Export Warehouse.

Cleenol Group Ltd manufactures an extensive range of quality cleaning & hygiene products for professionals.  In addition to supplying customers throughout UK they export to over 40 countries.  These include   EU member states, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.  Export sales grew by nearly 20% last year and now represent over 12% of the company’s turnover.  To manage this increase Cleenol have invested in a new 12,500 sq ft export warehouse, adjoining its other 3 warehouses on the Tramway Industrial Estate.

Managing Director Richard Greaves said: “We have been exporting for over 25 years.  Our customers recognize the quality of the products we manufacture and the service we provide.  Since Brexxit the fall in the value of the pound has made our products even more attractive and we have seen significant sales growth as a result.  Our export markets recognize and respect the value they get from British manufactured products.  They provide them with quality and consistency of performance, and cost in use savings.  Many are now looking to be environmentally responsible, and our products and systems help them achieve this.  We anticipate further export growth in the coming years and have invested accordingly. “

Victoria Prentis MP commented: “I was delighted to be asked to open Cleenol Group Ltd’s new Export Warehouse and visit their manufacturing plant. They are one of the largest employers in Banbury, and it is great to see a local company doing so well  and continuing to provide jobs for people in the Banbury area. It was particularly interesting to meet Richard and discuss plans for the future, I am sure that the new warehouse will play a big part.”

Cleenol has been manufacturing cleaning and hygiene products for industry for over 65 years.  It has been in Banbury for over 40 years.  The company now employs over 120 people, holding both the ISO9001 quality and ISO14001 environmental accreditations.

They are market leaders in the manufacture of environmentally friendly concentrated products and dispensing systems for industry and an extensive range of cleaning products for a large range of applications.  These include products for industrial laundries, dishwashing chemicals for restaurants and canteens, liquid soaps and sanitizers, floor care products and bactericidal surface cleaners.  Their customers include the hotel, catering and leisure industries, laundries, hospitals and care homes, as well as supplying government and local authorities, manufacturing products under customers own branding as well as their own.