|Industry||Household & personal care products|
Iain Napier, (Chairman)|
Rik De Vos, (CEO)
|Revenue||£813.9 million (2012)|
|£48.0 million (2010)|
|£22.1 million (2010)|
Number of employees
McBride plc (LSE: MCB) is a leading British-based manufacturing business, noted as being Europe's biggest maker of retailer own brand household and personal care goods. It produces brands, such as Oven Pride, Limelite, Surcare, Sensei, Frish Stick and Gentelle and also provides contract manufacturing for other brand owners. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE SmallCap Index.
The Company was founded by Robert McBride in Manchester in 1927 to make chemical process products. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1973. In 1978 it was acquired by BP. In 1987 it bought Camille Simon, a leading laundry products business founded in 1898. In 1993 BP sold the Company to a group of private equity investors, with business floated in 1995 on the London Stock Exchange. The group has grown through organic growth and acquisition to reach sales of over £800m. The company has over 20 manufacturing operations in 10 countries; UK, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Czech Republic, Poland in Europe, and China, Malayasia and Vietnam in Asia.
The Group is organised into three divisions: UK, WCE (Western Continental Europe), and CEE (Central and Eastern Europe).
McBride also has a small developing business in Asia following the acquisition of Fortlab.
- The McBride Company, an American architectural design firm
- Annual Report 2010
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- "Company Profile". Reuters.co.uk. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
- McBride: Our History - Early Days