Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Killgerm Co

From Graces Guide
1947.

of Cleckheaton, Yorks. Telephone: Cleckheaton 1015. Cables: "Disinfect Cleckheaton"

1893 Originally established to manufacture sheep dips and phenolic disinfectants for agricultural and public health uses, Killgerm is now Europe’s largest distributor of public health pesticides.

1947 British Industries Fair Advert as Manufacturers of "Killgerm" Disinfectants and Insecticides. Full range of Black and White Germicides, Disinfectant Powder, Antiseptics, "Lysol", "B.P. Killgercide" Insecticide Spray and Powder containing DDT; Sheep Dips, containing DDT; and Wood Preservative. (Chemicals etc. Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1155) [1]

In 1976, following a management buy-out, it moved into new premises in Ossett, near Wakefield, where it has remained ever since.

It now operates as the Killgerm Group with three main trading divisions.

See Also

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  • [1] Killgerm Chemicals Website

Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 268; and p156