Selden Research, which specialises in the manufacture and delivery of professional cleaning and hygiene chemicals, is marking its 50th year with a new state-of-the-art warehouse greatly increasing capacity.
The firm employs 190 people at its headquarters in Buxton and they’re also set to reap the rewards from the company’s recent success with a new purpose built canteen.
Its research and development arm is also getting a big boost with the opening of a new fully equipped laboratory, which will enable the company to develop even more cutting edge products for the FM and cleaning industries.
Sales Director, Mark Woodhead, says the company has grown to be the UK’s leading independent manufacturer of cleaning chemicals because of its focus on innovation and giving customers exactly what they need.
“We don’t believe in standing still or resting on our laurels. We are constantly developing our products, quality testing every batch produced, to make sure our products develop alongside customer requirement.”
The company also understands the importance of being environmentally conscious and sustainable, and being located on the edge of the Peak District gives it a unique environmental awareness.
Everyone working at Selden has a stake in it being eco-friendly and every aspect of production is guided by an 8 point plan that has the ethos of sustainability running through it.
Woodhead added: “Environmental protection remains a key issue for everyone in the company, and our commitment to innovation and the environment has been a key part of our success in recent years. Through innovation in both our manufacturing techniques and in our products themselves. We believe continuing to invest like this, even during the hard times, will pay dividends in terms of demonstrating consistent brand values.”
In addition to its expansion the company will be marking its golden anniversary in 2018 with a number of events, culminating in the opening of the new visitor centre at its headquarters in the summer.