McBride plc

McBride plc
Industry Household & personal care products
Founded 1927
Headquarters Manchester, UK
Area served
UK, Europe
Key people
Iain Napier, (Chairman)
Rik De Vos, (CEO)
Revenue £813.9 million (2012)[1]
£48.0 million (2010)[1]
£22.1 million (2010)[1]
Number of employees
5,095 (2010)[1]

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.[2] It produces brands, such as Oven Pride, Limelite, Surcare, Sensei, Frish Stick and Gentelle and also provides contract manufacturing for other brand owners.[3] 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.[4] It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1973.[4] In 1978 it was acquired by BP.[4] In 1987 it bought Camille Simon, a leading laundry products business founded in 1898.[4] 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.

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 Annual Report 2010
  2. "STOCKS NEWS EUROPE-McBride gains, bid talk cited". 6 September 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  3. "Company Profile". Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  4. 1 2 3 4 McBride: Our History - Early Days
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