Quat-Chem News and Blog

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Quat-Chem Celebrates 21st Year in Business

February 22nd 2017

Quat-Chem Celebrates 21 Years Trading

Thank you for the continuous support of our customers, distributors, employees and friends around the world!

Neogen to hold 'Raised Without Antibiotics Seminar' at this year's IPPE

January 19th 2017

Neogen to hold 'Raised Without Antibiotics' Seminar at IPPE 2017

IPPE-2017This year's International Production & Processing Expo will bring more than 1,200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors to Atlanta later this month. The exhibition, held at the Georgia World Congress Centre from 31st Jan. - 2nd Feb., focuses on innovation and bringing buyers and sellers of the latest industry technology together. 

Neogen will support this theme through exhibiting its newest products, as well as hosting a free 'Raised Without Antibiotics' seminar. The seminar will be held on Tuesday 31st Jan. at 8:30am - 12:00pm in room C103.

The issue of antibiotic resistance has been unfolding for several years with the increasing demand for producers to provide antibiotic free...

Neogen acquires U.K.-based Quat-Chem

December 1st 2016

Neogen acquires U.K.-based Quat-Chem

LANSING, Mich., December 1st, 2016 — Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has acquired United Kingdom-based Quat-Chem Ltd.— a chemical company specializing in the development, manufacture and sale of agricultural, industrial, and food processing biocidal hygiene products, including cleaners and disinfectants.

Quat-Chem Ltd. is a 20-year-old private company with a history of consistent growth that manufactures a full line of complete disinfectant and cleaner products for dairy hygiene and poultry and swine biosecurity applications. The company sells its products on a global basis, with a focus on the United Kingdom, European Union, Middle East and Asia, including a particular...

Quat-Chem Exhibits at EuroTier Exhibition 2016

December 1st 2016

Quat-Chem Exhibits at EuroTier Exhibition 2016

Quat-Chem Ltd successfully exhibited at EuroTier 2016. EuroTier, an event held biannually for the livestock and animal production sectors is the largest in the industry. The event, held in Hanover Germany, attracted more than 2,300 exhibitors and 160,000 visitors from around the world.

quatchem-eurotier-2016-animal-safetyQuat-Chem had a successful week meeting with customers and welcomed the opportunity to develop new relationships, gaining new and promising contacts. The exhibition also provided the opportunity to introduce the newest products added to the Company’s innovative product profile developed for the poultry & livestock, dairy and aquaculture industries. Respira Aid, a new product designed to support poultry during...

Quat-Chem raise over £700 for Macmillan

November 17th 2016

Quat-Chem raise over £700 for Macmillan Cancer Support

In October Quat-Chem held a coffee morning in order to raise awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support. The team brought along cakes and desserts of all kind, and even savoury pies too. In total we raised £705.54 for the charity, therefore we would like to thank everybody at Quat-Chem Ltd for their support. Well done! 

EuroTier 2016

November 16th 2016

Quat-Chem's Second Day Exhibiting at EuroTier 2016! 

QuatChem Ltd are now exhibiting at the annual EuroTier exhibition in Hanvover, Germany until the 18th November. We have been pleased to welcome current customers and new, and we look forward to meeting more people throughout the following three days.

We are located at Stand 23C48.


The Importance of Virucidal Activity in Agricultural Disinfectants

November 1st 2016

The Importance of Virucidal Activity in Agricultural Disinfectants


Terminal disinfection in broiler housing provides an opportunity for intensive cleaning and elimination of accumulated pathogens. Good hygiene protects the birds’ immune system from being overwhelmed, and ensures an appropriate and adequate response towards pathogens, and the protective effect of vaccination programmes.

Disinfection provides a cost-effective way to protect chicks against infectious disease over the 6 weeks growth period. Viruses are virulent, infective, and have the ability to survive for long periods ex-vivo. Viruses have the capacity to inflict the greatest damage on poultry flocks and pose the greatest threat to the industry. Mortality can be high...

International Poultry Expo (IPEX) Pakistan

October 24th 2016

International Poultry Expo (IPEX) Pakistan 2016

Quat-Chem's distirbution partner in Pakistan exhibited at IPEX 2016, held last month in Lahore. Organised by the Pakistan Poultry Association, IPEX attracts producers, poultry farmers, hatchery owners, breeders, consultants and more. 

The three day event was a huge success for Quat-Chem's partner who commented: "We see a great response from poultry industry at IPEX over the Quat-Chem Hygiene Products. In view of the customer response, we are already planning IPEX 2017."



Quat-Chem Presents at Manchester's Marketing Open Mic Night

October 21st 2016

Quat-Chem Presents at Manchester's Marketing Open Mic Night

Quat-Chem's Marketing Manager, Lydia Simpson presented to Manchester's marketing professionals last night at the open mic night hosted by MediaCom Manchester.


Lydia presented the findings of the research conducted at Quat-Chem over the last year. The research focused on Relationship Marketing and Lydia discussed how online activity has helped the company improve its relationships with customers, distributors and partners. 

Lydia said: "Face-to-face meetings with our distributors and partners are important in helping us establish and build good relationships. We invite distributors to visit our facilities in Rochdale, meet our team members, which help to create a confidence...

Team Welcome Customer from Bangladesh

October 10th 2016

Team Welcome Customer from Bangladesh 

Today the Quat-Chem team welcomed its customer from Bangladesh, pictured below with Naweed Chowdhary, Quat-Chem's Sales Director and Arthur Todd, the Company's Business Development Manager. On his second visit to Quat-Chem, the customer toured Quat-Chem's new adjacent facility and engaged in a successful meeting with the sales team. Quat-Chem look forward to a continued successful relationship and wish him a safe journey back to Bangladesh.



Quat-Chem participate in Chemicals Northwest’s Brexit meeting

October 7th 2016

Quat-Chem participate in Chemicals Northwest’s Brexit meeting

With the increasing speculation surrounding a post Brexit Britain, many organisations are now starting discussions and initialising practical strategies in preparation for the next steps of Brexit. On the 5th October Chemicals Northwest hosted their first discussion group to share ideas, concerns and queries in what is likely be a continuing dialogue over the next few years. Andrew R. Bourne, Quat-Chem Ltd’s Chemical Compliance Officer attended on behalf of the Company.

EU-Brexit-chemical-industry A wide variety of topics were discussed including issues surrounding trade, skills and regulation with a view to creating a solid lobbying platform for the chemicals industry in the Northwest of England,...

Macmillan Coffee Morning

October 6th 2016

Macmillan Coffee Morning Raises an Impressive £300.55

Last week the Quat-Chem team pulled out all the stops once again for our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning, baking scrumptious treats from chocolate roulards to mini savoury pies! 

This year we raised a huge £300.55 from Quat-Chem employees alone, so well done and thank you to every body who contributed and came along for the day to help raise awareness and funds for such an important cause!  

Dr Rubinah Chowdhary Presents at the Chemicals Northwest ‘Boosting Productivity’ Conference

October 5th 2016

Dr Rubinah Chowdhary Presents at the Chemicals Northwest ‘Boosting Productivity’ Conference

The Chemicals Northwest (CNW) Fourth Annual Conference was held at Daresbury Laboratories, on the 29th September. The focus of the day was ‘Boosting Productivity’, aimed at addressing factors impacting on productivity in the chemical industry.

chemicals-northwest-chemical-industry-ukDr Rubinah Chowdhary, Quat-Chem’s Scientific Director was approached by CNW to present at the conference. Quat-Chem was founded in 1996, drawing its name from the manufacture of the Quaternary Ammonium Compound, Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC). BKC has an exceptionally wide range of industrial applications, the highest volume of users being in the manufacture of disinfectants and in the oilfield sector.

An increase in antibiotic resistant E.coli in British Chicken

October 4th 2016

An increase in antibiotic resistant E.coli in British Chicken

A study, conducted by researchers from Cambridge university, found that a quarter of British chicken in major supermarkets contained antibiotic-resistant E. coli. 

The wide usage of antibiotics as growth promoters in poultry and livestock agriculture is a cause for serious concern to the public. The grounds for limiting the use to treatment rather than prevention of in livestock agriculture are increasing as meat and processed foods are increasingly contaminated by antibiotic resistant bacteria. As meat with low levels of antibiotic residues is consumed, it promotes the growth of resistant bacteria which are unresponsive to antibiotics and difficult to control. E. coli has...

Quat-Chem Brazilian webpages, coming soon!

September 27th 2016

The Quat-Chem Marketing Team is pleased to announce the launch of our Brazilian webpages. The new webpages, launching later this month, will improve searchability in Brazil allowing for product and Company information to be readily reached and understood in the market.launch-website-quatchem-brazil

“Brazil has been a key focus for the Company this year due to its scale and the high potential for Quat-Chem products, particularly in the dairy sector" said Lydia Simpson, Quat-Chem's Marketing Executive. "Online visibility will play an important part in establishing Quat-Chem products and assisting our local team in Brazil so the most effective strategy was for us to create webpages in Portuguese, dedicated to Brazil and our local target market.”


Happy Cows Make More Nutritious Milk

July 26th 2016

Happy Cows Make More Nutritious Milk

Research at he University of Wisconsin-Madison, US, has confirmed what has been common knowledge amongst conscientious dairy farmers. Cows that are well looked after give substantially better returns, and have lower veterinary costs. Cows given a daily dose of the ‘happy hormone’ Serotonin produce milk with higher nutritional content.

Wisconsin is home to 1.28 million dairy cows, with an average farm size of 130, and 96% of dairy farms are family owned.  As farms are consolidated worldwide, the increase in farm size means greater stress is placed on the dairy cow.

happy-cowIntensive dairy farming means cows are increasingly kept indoors on hard floors for part or all the year, with less and less time spent in...

Quat-Chem Shortlisted for National Awards Alongside Multinational Peers

July 6th 2016

Quat-Chem Shortlisted for National Awards Alongside Multinational Peers

CIA-Awards-2016Quat-Chem was shortlisted alongside some of the industry’s largest multinationals for three awards in this year’s prestigious Chemical Industry Awards.

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA); the largest industry sector organisation represents chemical and pharmaceutical businesses across the UK. The annual awards ceremony held on Thursday took place in the heart of Liverpool’s St George’s Quarter in St George’s Hall, considered to be one of the finest examples of a neoclassical style building in the world. The event was hosted by BBC Business Correspondent, Steph McGovern.

Earlier this year Quat-Chem set a precedent in winning three awards from Chemicals...

International Agricultural Show Morocco

May 24th 2016

International Agricultural Show Morocco


This year saw the 11th Edition of the International Agricultural Show in Morocco, Meknes. The exhibition, which attracted more then 800,000 visitors took place from the 26th April to 1st May 2016 where Quat-Chem was proud to be successfully represented by its local dairy distribution group. The team are pictured at the booth. 

Synergy Range Ready to Launch in U.S

May 3rd 2016

International Success Prompts Launch of Quat-Chem's Innovative Teat Sanitisers in the U.S

dairy-teat-sanitizersAfter successfully listing its Teat Sanitizers with the FDA, Quat-Chem is ready to launch its ‘Synergy’ range in the United States. The Company seeks to establish relationships with distribution partners throughout the US.

The unique Synergy pre- and post milking teat sanitizers are engineered to meet the challenges of modern dairy farming with the aim to improve teat condition, prevent chemical and microbial contamination of the milk supply, provide residual on-farm protection between milking periods and provide the highest level of protection against mastitis causing pathogens.

The Synergy range was developed to protect the health of dairy cows,...

Winner of three Chemicals Northwest Awards 2016

April 25th 2016

Winner of Three Chemicals Northwest Awards 2016

Quat-Chem is delighted to announce its success in three categories of the 2016 Chemicals Northwest Awards.

Chemicals Northwest is an organisation representing interests of the Northwest chemical industry hub, the largest in the UK. The Northwest chemical cluster is diverse, providing a base for 60% of the world’s top 50 chemical companies, and inclusive of SMEs, with over 500 manufacturing units of various sizes. The chemical industry is an important employer in the Northwest, employing 50,000 directly, and offering indirect employment to approximately 150,000 in associated industries. The chemical industry today stands transformed in recent years with a focus on environmental...

Quat-Chem Supports Vietnamese Distributor at ILDEX

April 11th 2016

Quat-Chem Supports Vietnamese Distributor at ILDEX

Representatives of Quat-Chem Ltd. return to the UK this week from a highly successful trip to the Far East.

ILDEX 2016 hosted 154 exhibitors, and attracted over 5,500 visitors from the Poultry & Livestock agricultural sectors. The exhibition was held at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center over 23-25 March in the vibrant Ho Cho Minh City.

Quat-Chem exhibited at ILDEX in support of its Vietnamese distributor’s launch of Quat-Chem’s biosecurity ranges for the Livestock, Dairy and Aquaculture industries.

“ILDEX provided a valuable promotional platform for us and an opportunity to support our Vietnamese partner in launching Quat-Chem products in Vietnam,” said Quat-Chem’s Scientific...

Quat-Chem Celebrates 20 Years in Business

March 2nd 2016

Celebrating 20 Years in Business

Quat-Chem Ltd, a family-owned business in Rochdale marks a milestone this week as the Company celebrates its 20th year in business.

In 1996 Quat-Chem set up a factory in Oldham for the manufacture of Benzalkonium Chloride, a biocidal raw material with an exceptionally wide range of industrial applications. The modest factory in Oldham initially operated with just one reaction vessel and only 3 employees.

In 2011, the Company moved to new purpose built premises in Rochdale to facilitate the development and launch of its innovative formulated hygiene products. These hygiene products are of considerable importance in livestock agriculture and food processing, and ensure a safe food supply for human...

Quat-Chem Wins China Rising Star Award

February 22nd 2016

Quat-Chem Wins China Rising Star Award

Quat-Chem Ltd, a Rochdale manufacturer of biocides and veterinary hygiene products, is proud to announce that the Company has been presented the 2016 China ‘Rising Star’ award by the UKTI, United Kingdom Trade & Industry.  The prestigious awards ceremony was held on the 19th February at the Lowry theatre in Salford Quays following the Chinese New Year celebrations to bring in 2016, the year of the Fire Monkey. The Monkey is all about creativity and innovation, which were key elements in the Company’s approach to entering the Chinese market.

The China awards are presented annually in recognition of UK companies that have achieved significant business contributions and built collaborative links with...

Quat-Chem Announced a Finalist in the Chemicals Northwest Awards 2016

February 17th 2016

Quat-Chem Announced a Finalist in the Chemicals Northwest Awards 2016

Quat-Chem Ltd is proud to announce that the Company has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Chemicals Northwest Awards. As a result of the Company’s continued growth and success in overseas markets, and its further investment in operational improvements Quat-Chem is a chosen finalist for a number of awards this year.

Dr Rubinah Chowdhary, Scientific Director said: “Following our success at last year’s ceremony we are extremely pleased to have been selected as a finalist again. It’s great to be recognised by our industry for our hard work and the milestones we have reached.”

The Company continues to grow at a fast pace and this year has acquired an adjacent...

Quat-Chem presents at the British Asparagus Annual Conference

February 3rd 2016

Quat-Chem Presents at the British Asparagus Annual Conference


Quat-Chem’s Chemical Compliance Officer Andrew Bourne, addressed the British Asparagus Growers Association yesterday at their annual conference in Droitwich.  Andrew addressed disinfectant use in fresh produce packhouses and maximum residue levels (MRL) of disinfectant active substances in the food industry.  Quat-Chem was requested by the British Asparagus Growers Association, to address the growing public awareness on chemical residues on food, and provide information to industry on how to limit MRLs whilst eliminating microorganisms in packhouses.

Many cleaning products based upon Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QAC) are safely used in the fresh produce packing industry...

Limiting Antibiotic Usage in Livestock Agriculture

January 7th 2016

Limiting Antibiotic Usage in Livestock Agriculture

By Andrew, R Bourne & Dr. Rubinah Chowdhary

antibiotic-usage-in-livestock-agricultureLast month, the UK government confirmed that three isolated cases of bacteria resistant to the antibiotic ‘of last resort’ (Colistin) had been found in UK pig farms.  Consumer concerns over antibiotic residues has led to the story being widely reported in mainstream news media with varying degrees of sensationalism.

The issue of antibiotic resistance has been unfolding for several years, alongside the continuing investigations of European Union Member State governments.  A year ago, the first joint report between the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Medicines...

Quat-Chem Attends British Chamber Awards

November 27th 2015

The British Chamber Awards

Last night Quat-Chem enjoyed an evening of celebrating British business with the British Chamber of Commerce at the Brewery, London.


As the winner of two regional awards, Quat-Chem was shortlisted nationally for both High Growth Business of the Year and Export Business of the Year. Not only is Quat-Chem the first Northwest business to win regionally in two categories, but this year there were also a record number of award applicants. 

Yesterday began with afternoon tea with the Greater Manchester Chamber followed by dinner at the Brewery.

Dr Rubinah Chowdhary, Scientific Director at Quat-Chem said: "We're extremely proud of our dedicated team who have worked exceptionally hard this year on a number of new...

Quat-Chem Hosts Visit with Hopwood Hall College Chemistry Students

November 10th 2015

Quat-Chem Hosts Visit with Hopwood Hall College Chemistry Students

Chemistry students from Hopwood Hall College in Middleton visited Quat-Chem to take a tour of the facilities. Students enjoyed an hour long visit with Dr Christalla Varnavas, Quat-Chem’s Senior Chemist, who guided them through some of the chemical processes, health & safety procedures and protocol.  

chemistry-studentsThe tour began in the main foyer, where students were kitted out with the necessary PPE and given a work pack. The group looked at raw material intake to the site, manufacturing, quality control, storage of chemicals and packaging, through to final dispatch. Steve Brock, Quat-Chem’s Production Manager, also discussed with students how a production site is selected and...

Macmillan Coffee Morning

November 5th 2015

Macmillan Coffee Morning Raises an Impressive £1,000!

Back in September staff at Quat-Chem put their aprons back on and contributed some delious food for the Macmillan Coffee Morning, raising an impressive £1,000!

quatchem-macmillan-coffee-morningIn the post this week we recieved an acknowledement and thank you from Macmillan Cancer Support. 

This contribution will help Macmillan to continue to reach and improve the lives of people living with cancer in the UK. So a big thank you to all of the staff at Quat-Chem who made it such a successful morning and to the Directors for their generous contribitions. 



Quat-Chem Welcome Customers from Bulgaria

November 5th 2015

Quat-Chem Welcome Customers from Bulgaria


customer-visits-quatchemYesterday morning, Quat-Chem welcomed customers from Bulgaria to the UK. The group engaged in a very constructive meeting at the Quat-Chem site in Rochdale followed by a tour of the production facilities. The Quat-Chem management team wish to thank the two representatives for visiting and we look forward to seeing them again.  







Pictured: Quat-Chem Sales Director
(centre) with Visiting Customers

Quat-Chem receive Award's Certificates at the Greater Manchester Chamber

October 29th 2015

Quat-Chem Receive Award's Certificates at the Greater Manchester Chamber

Quat-Chem Ltd, is proud to have won two awards in this year’s North West Chamber Awards, announced by the British Chamber of Commerce. As a result of the Company’s continued growth and its success in export markets, Quat-Chem has achieved both ‘Export Business of the Year’ and ‘High Growth Business of the Year’ 2015. 

Representatives from the Quat-Chem team joined the Greater Manchester Chamber on Friday to receive the Award certificates. The team are pictured (below) with Baroness Beverly Hughes, who presented the Company with the certificates on Friday.

Dr Chowdhary, Scientific Director at Quat-Chem said: “Huge congratulations to the Quat-Chem team and as well to...

Chamber Awards Regional Winner

October 1st 2015

The Greater Manchester Chamber Announce Quat-Chem as Double Winner in Northwest Awards

Rochdale manufacturer, Quat-Chem Ltd, is proud to have won two awards in this year’s Northwest regional Chamber Awards, announced this week by the British Chamber of Commerce. As a result of the Company’s continued growth and the Company’s success in export markets, Quat-Chem has achieved both ‘Export Business of the Year’ and ‘High Growth Business of the Year’ 2015.gm-chamber-awards-winner

Dr Rubinah Chowdhary, Scientific Director at Quat-Chem said: “Quat-Chem are extremely pleased to have achieved recognition in both categories of the North West Awards. Our team has worked with great enthusiasm on a number of new projects over the last 12 months, which has helped move the...

Visitors from China

September 21st 2015

Chinese Delegation 2015

On Thursday and Friday of last week Quat-Chem welcomed a Chinese delegation of prospective customers to the UK in conjunction with North West manufacturer, Tithebarn Ltd.

Tithebarn Presentation to Chinese Delegation 2015Representatives from several Chinese dairy companies visited the UK to engage and further build a relationship with the two manufacturers. The Quat-Chem Management Team took the opportunity to introduce the group to Quat-Chem and help them gain an understanding of the dairy hygiene range of teat dips, hoof care disinfectant and CIP circulation cleaner-sanitisers. The overall response to the product range was positive, with two members of the Quat-Chem team being acknowledged and officially appointed as Advisors of the Beijing Enhalor Institute....

Coming Soon!

July 9th 2015

Quat-Chem to Launch New Website

We are pleased to announce our newly redesigned website is coming soon!

Earlier this year it was decided that the Quat-Chem website would undergo a complete design refresh with a new and bespoke content management system.

Alongside Manchester digital agency Creative Cow, the Quat-Chem team have worked hard to ensure the new website is user-friendly as well as ensure maximum flexibility for future development. The new website, which will continue to be available at www.quatchem.com, has a clean uncluttered design allowing quick and easy access to essential information and products. In addition to providing improved functionality, the new site is mobile and tablet responsive permitting better access and...

Visitors from the Food & Beverage Industry

June 29th 2015

Food & Beverage Firm Visits Quat-Chem Facilities

Last week Quat-Chem welcomed visitors from the Food & Beverage sector to the manufacturing site in Rochdale. The CEO and two members of her management team visited Rochdale with a view to establishing a business relationship in the Food & Beverage sector. Representatives from both companies (photographed below) engaged in a very constructive meeting and took a tour of the Quat-Chem factory on Wednesday last week.


Chemical Industry Awards 2015

June 24th 2015

Quat-Chem Shortlisted for National Innovation Award alongside Chemical Giants

Rochdale chemical manufacturer, Quat-Chem, was shortlisted alongside some of the industry’s largest multinationals for the Innovation Award at the prestigious Chemical Industry Awards 2015. The Chemical Industries Association is the organisation that represents chemical and pharmaceutical businesses across the UK who attended the awards ceremony last Thursday. The ceremony was held at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, overlooking the river Tyne with views over Quayside. The event was hosted by BBC Business Correspondent, Steph McGovern.

Representatives from the Quat-Chem team had dickie bows and ball gowns ready for the second award ceremony this year, and made...

China Dairy Exhibition 2015

June 15th 2015

China Dairy Exhibition 2015

International exhibitions continue to prove valuable for Quat-Chem, most recently in China. The team returned last week from a successful exhibit at this year’s China Dairy Exhibition, which took place on 31st May- 2nd June.

The exhibition in Fuzhou was a huge success for the Company and its developments in China. “We were very pleased with the response from potential customers to our dairy hygiene range and feel extremely optimistic about its success in the marketplace” said Business Development Manager, Arthur Todd.

Quat-Chem Welcomes Visitor from Bangladesh

June 12th 2015

Quat-Chem Welcomes Visitor from Bangladesh


Pictured Left (from left): Dr Rubinah Chowdhary, Naweed Chowdhary, Rezaul Hasan, Arthur Todd

Pictured Right (from left): Rezaul Hasan, Naweed Chowdhary, Arthur Todd

Rezaul Hasan, Managing Director of a successful company in Bangladesh, made a visit this morning to the Quat-Chem site in Rochdale. Mr Hasan chose a fine day to take a tour of the facilities and factory with a view to establishing a long term co-operation with Quat-Chem.

China Dairy Exhibition 2015

May 21st 2015

Quat-Chem to Exhibit at China Dairy Exhibition 2015

Quat-Chem Ltd are due to exhibit in China on the 31st May - 2nd June. The exhibition, which will take place in Fuzhou on the Southeast coast of China, will serve to further promote the Quat-Chem brand and its Synergy range of dairy hygiene products in China.

International exhibitions have already proved valuable to Quat-Chem this year with the Company exhibiting at VIV Asia, which took place in Bangkok in March. “VIV Asia was extremely successful for us with huge amounts of interest in our products, it has helped us boost our profile in the South East Asian marketplace as well as identify new potential distributors in several new markets” said Business Development Manager Arthur...

We're Hiring!

April 30th 2015

Chemical Compliance Officer

Quat-Chem is a small privately owned chemical company which was founded in 1996 and which exports its products around the world. The Company is growing from strength to strength and, in keeping with its growth plans and objectives, has recently provided substantial investment into additional plant and resources. The prospects for the business and its people are extremely positive and it now needs to fill a new position of Chemical Compliance Officer.

The Role

The role is challenging and diverse, and will ideally suit a confident driven individual with a strong background in process chemistry and regulatory affairs.

Fundamental to the role is an understanding of, and responsibility for, European regulations...

GMP Certification

April 20th 2015

GMP Certification Opens the Door to New International Markets for Quat-Chem

Quat-Chem constantly strive to improve all aspects related to the production and supply of our hygiene products.

We are proud to announce that we have formally been GMP Certified by MSL (Microbiological Solutions Ltd) for the manufacturer of Chemical Biocides and Disinfectants.

Good manufacturing practices (GMP) are guidelines that confirm proper controls are fully exercised in our manufacturing processes, so that products are manufactured to meet the quality standards of our industry. Quat-Chem has successfully demonstrated strong quality management systems, process controls and robust operating procedures for the consistent production and supply of hygiene...

Chemicals Northwest Awards Winners 2015

April 14th 2015

Chemicals Northwest Awards Winners 2015

Quat-Chem is pleased to announce the Company won two chemical industry awards at the Chemicals Northwest annual awards ceremony in March. This prestigious event was held at the Hilton Hotel at Manchester’s iconic 47-storey Beetham Tower on Deansgate, and hosted by journalist and ITV presenter, Lucy Meacock.

Quat-Chem was announced Manufacturing Business of the Year at a competition sponsored by Wickland Westcott, and presented by Bernard Perry. The Company was presented a second award for success in International Trade, by Clive Drinkwater of the UKTI, a government organisation active in promoting UK businesses in overseas markets.

The considerable success of Quat-Chem’s dairy hygiene range in...

Quat-Chem welcomes visitors from Malaysia

April 10th 2015

Quat-Chem Welcomes Visitors from Malaysia

Pictured (from left): Executive Director Thien Vui Kiong, Quat-Chem Sales Director Naweed Chowdhary, Industrial Division President/CEO Wong Kin Chai, Quat-Chem Scientific Director Dr Rubinah Chowdhary and Quat-Chem Business Development Manager Arthur Todd.

Yesterday afternoon, Quat-Chem welcomed a customer from Malaysia to the UK. President/CEO of the Industrial Division, Wong Kin Chai and Executive Director, Thien Vui Kiong visited the Quat-Chem manufacturing site in Rochdale.

Chemicals Northwest Awards 2015

March 11th 2015

Chemicals Northwest Awards Finalist

Quat-Chem Ltd, of Rochdale, is proud to announce that the Company is a double finalist in this year’s Chemicals Northwest Awards. As a result of the Company’s continued growth and success in overseas markets and the recent success of their dairy hygiene range, Quat-Chem is a chosen finalist of both the International Trade Award and for Manufacturing Business of the Year.

Dr Rubinah Chowdhary, Scientific Director said: “We are extremely pleased to have been selected as a finalist for both of these awards. It’s great to be recognised for our hard work, and particularly for our success in export.”

The Company continues to grow at a fast pace and this year has already seen significant export...

Product Focus: Hoofshield

March 4th 2015

Total Hoof Protection With Hoofshield

Digital dermatitis in dairy cattle is present on most farms and severely impacts the dairy industry worldwide. It is associated with serious discomfort and painful lesions around the hoof, eventually leading to lameness. Lameness limits the cow’s ability to stand long enough to allow feeding and milking, and can cause a marked decline in animal health, with milk output reduced by up to 50%. A single case of lameness can cost the farmer as much as £180.

Traditionally, formalin was used to prevent hoof disease in cows. It is however, a harsh chemical which can be painful on raw lesions, increasing stress levels in cattle. Formalin also causes severe allergic reactions, irritation of the skin and the...

Visitor From Brazil

February 27th 2015

The Quat-Chem Team Welcome Visitor from Brazil

On Tuesday the Quat-Chem team welcomed our visitor, Miller, to Rochdale. Miller visited Quat-Chem this week with regard to a potential cooperation.

VIV Asia 2015

February 18th 2015

VIV Asia 2015, We're Exhibiting!

Quat-Chem is pleased to announce that as part of the Company’s continued growth strategy in South East Asia and the Far East, the team is due to exhibit at next month’s VIV Asia 2015 exhibition. VIV Asia commences on the 11th March until the 13th in Bangkok, Thailand. Our friendly team welcome visitors to our stand, 105.FY50 located in the DairyTech Pavilion.

VIV Asia is the international trade show based on the 'Feed to Meat' principle. The event includes the sectors of Poultry, Eggs, Pig, Dairy & Fish.

For more information regarding our innovative hygiene ranges or to discuss your specific requirements, we invite you to come and meet with our experts at VIV Asia 2015!

Contact us for more information.

Product Focus: Hatch Cleanser

February 12th 2015

Improve Hatchery Performance with Hatch Cleanser: Detergent-Sanitiser with Proven Bactericidal and Fungicidal Activity

It is well recognised that the commercial performance of the poultry industry hinges on preventive hygiene measures. Breaking the cycle of egg-laying bird infections through vaccination and strict hygiene measures in poultry housing is critical. Vertical salmonella infections are of particular concern for hatchery managers.

Hatchery hygiene to prevent environmental contamination of the egg surface is a key determinant in hatchability and quality of day old chicks. Extensive organic and microbial contamination in the hatchery environment poses an exceptional hygiene challenge. Exploding infected eggs can cause...

Product Focus: Foamsan

January 26th 2015

Safeguard Your Meat Processing Chain With Quat-Chem’s Foamsan

A powerful food industry detergent-sanitiser

The meat processing industry is under increasing pressure to comply with strict food hygiene standards without compromising productivity. Cleaning and sanitation play an integral part in ensuring food safety in high risk environments. Slaughter houses and meat processing plants are areas in which meat can become readily contaminated, and provide conditions where bacteria can thrive and spread throughout the meat processing plant.

Foamsan is a powerful food industry detergent-sanitiser designed to safeguard food safety in the most challenging environments. It is fully tested against a range of micro-organisms, passing British &...

Dairy Focus: Teat Health in Dairy Cattle

January 6th 2015

Increase Dairy Profitability by Safeguarding Teat Health in Dairy Cattle

With winter weather conditions continuing to impact on the UK Dairy Farmers’ bottom line, now is the time to address your teat hygiene plan.

Udder infections in dairy cattle are estimated to cost the UK milk suppliers £120 million each year (NADIS). Chronic infections are costly to manage and can result in permanent damage to the teat and udder, requiring in advanced cases culling of dairy cows. Sub-clinical infections represent substantial loss of income for the dairy farmer consequent to a drop in milk yields and milk quality (raised bulk tank cell counts).

Dr Rubinah Chowdhary said: “The management of udder infections requires a holistic approach on the farm,...

Product Focus: Viroxide Super

November 17th 2014

Viroxide Super: High Level Protection Against Infectious Viral Disease

The devastating impact of poultry viral pandemics such as Avian Flu is felt beyond farm economics, having worldwide implications on consumer health, food safety and supply. The prolonged persistence of viruses under poultry farming conditions causes recurring infections in flocks. Viral infection can leave birds immuno-suppressed and susceptible to other opportunistic pathogens. Preventing mortality and sub-clinical disease therefore requires reduction of all environmental pathogens through the use of approved virucidal disinfectants within a strict biosecurity programme.

Formulation of disinfectants is a science. Most disinfectants fail under farmyard conditions...

Company Focus: Rochdale Business of The Year Finalists

October 30th 2014

We're Rochdale Business of The Year Finalists!

We are pleased to announce Quat-Chem Ltd has been short listed for Business of The Year 2014.  Dr Rubinah Chowdhary, Scientific Director said, “We are very proud to have been short listed for Business of the Year Turnover >£5m. Despite the tough regulations that the Company experiences, the business continues to grow at a fast pace and 2013-14 has been a significant year for exports. The success of the business is resultant from the hard work and commitment of a highly qualified team, my fellow directors and I would like to take the opportunity to thank them and congratulate them on being short listed for this award. Rochdale Business Awards is already helping us to raise our profile in the...

Exhibition: VIV China

October 6th 2014

Quat-Chem Attends VIV China

Quat-Chem was present at VIV China 2014, which took place on 23rd - 25th September in Beijing. VIV China attracts international suppliers and buyers with an interest in production and processing in the poultry, livestock and dairy industries in China.

Exhibitions provide a useful platform for Quat-Chem to meet with existing international distributors and identify potential partners in formal and informal environments.  As with the IPPE exhibition in Atlanta earlier this year, the time spent in Beijing for VIV China was useful, offering an excellent opportunity for future collaborations and partnerships with companies based in China. China offers great potential for biosecurity and hygiene products in its...

Quat-Chem Support Macmillan

September 30th 2014

Quat-Chem Staff and Directors Show Support at Macmillan Coffee Morning

Last Friday staff at Quat-Chem pulled together some show stopping bakes in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and raised an impressive £750. This contribution will help to provide vital medical, emotional, practical and financial support to those suffering cancer in the UK.

Last Friday staff from all departments showed off their baking skills and sold everything from cakes and biscuits to scones and quiche, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Thank you to the staff and the Directors at Quat-Chem for your efforts and generosity. The morning was a huge success and Quat-Chem was able to raise a considerable amount of money in support of the Macmillan services.

International Growth: Brazil

September 17th 2014

Quat-Chem Receives Warm Welcome From Dairy Cooperatives in Brazil

Quat-Chem Ltd recently visited Brazil as part of the Company’s internationalisation strategy and received a particularly warm welcome from the Dairy Industry cooperatives.

The cooperative movement began in Rochdale in 1844 and now involves 1.4 million co-operative societies with over a billion members across the world. On a recent visit to Brazil, the Quat-Chem Management Team visited a number of dairy cooperatives to better understand the marketplace for their dairy hygiene range. Arthur Todd, the Company’s Business Development Manager said: “The cooperative representatives we met in Brazil were very much aware of Rochdale being the home of the co-operative movement and...

Dairy Focus: Farm Visit

August 4th 2014

Profitability Enhanced Using Quat-Chem Dairy Hygiene Products.

Quat-Chem Ltd along with leading supplier Accsol Dairy Ltd enjoys a good relationship with Holme Lacy Farm which has improved farm hygiene and profitability through the use of Quat-Chem products.

Working in partnership with Accsol Dairy Ltd, a leading supplier of dairy hygiene chemicals, Quat-Chem Ltd has seen a substantial rise in their dairy sales in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Dr Rubinah Chowdhary, Scientific Director at Quat-Chem said: “We are extremely pleased with the industry’s response to our innovative dairy hygiene range; its success has been remarkable in both the UK and other European countries.”

Following Holme Lacy Farms’ first year of successfully...

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August 4th 2014


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