The Company

RP Adam Ltd

The Company

RP Adam Ltd (Arpal group) is one of Scotland’s most successful fourth-generation family businesses, which in this year celebrates 125 years as manufacturers of a wide range of cleaning and disinfection products, which now has a significant international market presence. Founded in 1891 we still remains independently owned, and continues to prosper in the manufacture of cleaning and disinfection products in the business to business sphere. The company deals primarily through a national and regional distributor network, which in turn supplies end user businesses.

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Company History

On 15th February, 1891, Robert Purves Adam, manager of the local gas works in Galashiels, a town in the in the Scottish Borders, set up a small plant manufacturing ammonia and bleaching agents for the local textile industry. The business traded successfully as a small sole trader for more than three decades, supplementing its core products with new innovative specialty products.

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RP Adam Ltd Company Video

Please take a few minutes to view our company video which showcases our UK manufacturing and technical capabilities as well as providing an insight into the company’s renowned customer service and support offering by showing how the business interacts with our key market sectors from our customers’ perspective.

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Stakeholder Company Insights

With over a 150 years of combined company experience on our board and a further 50 years’ company service on the strategic management board, we provide a selection of podcasts and video interviews with the key stakeholders who are responsible for keeping the Group commercially healthy, technically fit for purpose to able to meet the demands of the 21st Century both in the UK and overseas. Each stakeholder shares their experiences, views on future development and remembers some of the key moments in their respective careers with the company.

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