Manufacturing & Quality Management

Manufacturing & Quality

Manufacturing & Quality


From the days when our founder, Robert Purves Adam, set up shop to manufacture a simple range of cleaning and bleaching agents for the local textile industry in 1891, to the present day, we have remained an independent family-owned company with manufacturing at the heart of our business.

125 years of manufacturing experience combined with modern manufacturing plant and the latest MRP planning software, provide us with the capability to respond quickly to the demands of our customers and ensure that we are primed for continued business growth. RP Adam offers flexibility in terms of formulation, pack size, batch quantity and delivery, all with the assurance of integrated ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management systems.

Manufacturing for the UK and export market is carried out at our purpose-built 65,000 sq. ft. facility in Selkirk. We have a bank of 14 blending tanks with a range of stirrer configurations and capability to heat and cool mixtures; making the plant suitable for an extensive range of liquid formulations. Process tank volumes vary between 500 and 10,000 litres to cater for pilot batches, customisation and bulk product deliveries.


RP Adam has facilities to pack a wide range of pack volumes from 500ml bottles to bulk tankers. The majority of packing operations are carried out using automated filling lines catering for pack sizes between 500ml and 5litres. Larger pack sizes (10ltr, 20ltr, 25ltr, 205ltr, 1000ltr) and smaller customised batches are filled semi-automatically for easier handling to improve product yield.

Arpal products are developed in our on-site laboratory in Selkirk by a technical team who share more than 70 years of experience in the cleaning chemical sector and a wealth of knowledge of formulation chemistry, product application and current market demands.

With a can-do attitude and a passion for how our “Blue Box” products perform across all market sectors, we create high quality formulations in a range of pack sizes, to suit the fast-moving hospitality, health and commercial cleaning sectors where performance and first impressions really count.


Our manufacturing history, formulating experience and flexibility enables us to create bespoke products for customers and niche market sectors. Although "Blue Box" represents the hero Arpal brand, we also manufacture many more "White Box" lines featuring individual own label branding for UK and overseas customers.

Our ability to formulate new products, offer own-label versions of standard products and manufacture relatively small batch sizes makes RP Adam an ideal partner for a wide range of business types. We can add your logo and help with label design to assist in creating a bespoke range of products. High quality digital printing means that huge print runs are no longer required and RP Adam can provide safety data sheets and other supporting literature as part of the package.

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The Company

Founded in 1891 RP Adam Ltd (Arpal Group) continues to prosper in the manufacture and supply of cleaning and disinfection products in the business to business sphere. Our focus is to continue bring value to end-user customers and distributors through unmatched service levels and technical excellence.

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International Opportunities

As one of the first UK companies to export hygiene chemicals to the Middle East in the mid-1970s, RP Adam Ltd was a pioneer in exporting and has continued to successfully operate in selected overseas markets ever since....

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Arpal Gulf

The Arpal brand has been visible in the Middle East for over 35 years. Arpal Gulf LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary company of RP Adam Ltd and serves the GCC countries and others in the region. RP Adam’s long term relationship with the Middle East began in 1977....

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