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For nearly 50 years Airedale Chemical has been driven by a dedication to diversify its product offering to meet current trends or deflect potential industry challenges.


Airedale Chemical was founded by Brian Chadwick in Heaton, West Yorkshire. Brian left his role at Sandoz as a dye salesman and began operating as a sole trader initially buying and selling textile dyes in and amongst the Yorkshire textile industry boom.


The mid-90s saw the UK textile industry sore with demand. Airedale Chemical began its growth with a relocation to a larger site and the addition of 10 new staff.


Airedale Chemicals’ final relocation to our current home in Cross Hills, North Yorkshire. The site provided up to 3 acres of space which has grown significantly to this day.


Under the guidance of Richard Chadwick (2nd generation) Airedale Chemical began trading in the companies first ever chemical product. Hydrogen Peroxide was traded to existing dye industry customers.


First chemical reactor was purchased following the acquisition of a new chemical manufacturing contract involving Formaldehyde resins


Richard Chadwick was appointed Managing Director of Airedale Chemical becoming the businesses 2nd generation owner.


Key UK Phosphoric Acid supply deal is announced following a distributorship with Chengxing (China). Airedale Chemical begins to supply the UK water industry to which is continues to service to this day as the UKs largest Phosphoric Acid distributor.


Significant investment is carried out on the Cross Hills manufacturing plant circa £1M as the company begins its refocus on manufactured chemical solutions.


Ingredients distributor Rigest Trading Ltd is purchased by Airedale Group providing a brand new market to service within the food and beverage industry.


Chris Chadwick is appointed Managing Director of Airedale Chemical as 3rd Generation business owner. Richard Chadwick moves to Airedale Group Chairman.


Airedale Chemical submits Peracetic Acid dossier as only UK manufacturer of the molecule listed on Article 95.


Airedale Group acquires Alutech Metal Surface Treatment Limited allowing entry to the niche and highly specialist metal treatment market.

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