Co-founders, FCC, Scott Rudd  & Emma Tapper.
Co-founders, FCC, Scott Rudd & Emma Tapper.

North Yorkshire manufacturer relocates due to “soaring” demand

A North Yorkshire sustainable manufacturer is relocating to a larger premises due to soaring demand for its products.

Friendly Chemical Co. (FCC), a specialist producer of eco-friendly cleaning and personal care products, is moving to a new, 10,000 sq ft production facility in Skipton, due to the rapid growth of the business.

The company was established by Emma Tapper and Scott Rudd from their garage in 2017. It has experienced rapid growth ever since and is on track for revenues of £3m in FY22.

It is one of the only manufacturers in the UK to operate on a closed loop system, in which they collect empty packaging from customers, clean, and refill on the production line.

The new facility provides the company with an opportunity for further expansion as demand for FCC products continues to soar with major retailers including Booths, Holland & Barratt and The Vegan Kind. The facility is fitted with solar panels which boosts FCC’s sustainability credentials even further.

Emma Tapper, co-founder and director of The Friendly Chemical Co. said: “The response to FCC has been incredible. It’s hard to believe that what started in our garage now required a complex production line in a 10,000 sq ft. warehouse.

“Consumers are very aware of the impact that their choices are having on the environment and are looking for ways to reduce this. At FCC, we provide a solution, with an ethos to leave the planet without a trace.

“To see major retailers, such as Booths, choose us to launch their first ever closed loop system is really encouraging. We need the big brands to get on board and facilitate widespread change. This move will enable us to continue fulfilling these large contracts and continue to disrupt this industry.”

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