Ideal Manufacturing Ltd
A fiercely independent family-run laundry, textile care, hygiene and cleaning product expert with strong ethics, unrivalled enthusiasm, a maverick spirit and a serious commitment to eco-responsible detergent formulation, manufacture and supply.
We're interested in being transparent, flexible, fast and nice to work with. That’s important. We encourage a cooperative working environment and enjoy competing with organisations far larger than us. We don’t believe that bigger is better. Better is better.
Surrounded by the bright yellow rapeseed fields of Northamptonshire, Ideal HQ is set back from the main road on the outskirts of Finedon in a mid-century factory building. Look out for the giant metal sunglasses on the front.
We develop responsible cleaning products for loads and loads of applications; from modern textile care for start-ups to professional detergents for major players. From eco household cleaning for brands to concentrated powders that reduce packaging waste. From designing niche solutions for difficult cleaning challenges to formulation tweaks to existing products. We’ve got chemistry.
Ideal has ISO:9001 and ISO:14001 accreditation and with many more ambitious plans and major improvements on the way, we’re not stopping. An ambitious, energetic, multi award-winning manufacturer with a genuine commitment to eco-responsible manufacturing excellence and brilliant customer service.
First to introduce fully built detergents to British commercial laundry, Ideal has always been at the forefront of wash technology trends in the UK, with a fine reputation as innovative detergent formulation experts.
IDEALAB: Safe, durable, well equipped modern lab. Separate dedicated batch production test laboratory.
WE'VE GOT CHEMISTRY: 3 x PhDs. 4 x MChem/MSci STEM graduates. 1 KTP research associate. Working association with University of Northumbria. More than four decades of formulation experience.
WISH YOU WASH HERE: On-site R&D ‘Washeteria’ with latest programmable washing machines, IOT ready automatic dosing & modern finishing equipment – ready to put the latest laundry & textile care formulations to the test.
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