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Our story

Trusted Since 1972

Our story began with a strong Microbiological and Quality Assurance footing in the Food Industry. With that grounding, the need for specialized chemicals was identified.

Over the years we have become a chemical specialities manufacturer, whereby various raw materials are blended together to achieve a final finished product, that performs to customers’ expectations.

Raw materials range from commodity types, to sophisticated materials used to blend top class disinfectants and cleaners. We make use of over 100 raw materials to establish a product range of more than 200 different products. Many of these products are regulated via compulsory South African specifications managed by South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS).

We’ve gone one step further and registered specific products internationally with NSF in the United States of America. Registered products are listed on their website called the “White Book TM”. This list will increase as more products are registered. The NSF product registrations place us in a different category of chemical suppliers. We are recognised internationally.

At GlenChem the process begins with product design. Some products are formulated to meet customers’ needs and expectations, while others are designed for general everyday use according to demand. Thereafter conformance specifications are established by interactions of various departments namely: Research and Development, Quality Control, Finances, Manufacturing and Sales. External laboratories are used for approved SANAS reporting and product compliance. Finally the new product is approved by the Management team.

Approved Raw materials are tested before implementation, ensuring quality products from the start. Products are manufactured under strict instructions, supervision and controlled by the Quality Department, with continual in-process checks. Each batch manufactured, is tested extensively in the in-house laboratory, using specific specifications and procedures, ensuring compliance to various internal and external specifications.

A reference sample of each batch is kept and tested for the duration of it’s shelf life, ensuring conformance to the end. Products are packed, labelled, batch coded and QC checked before they are stored or ready for despatch.

Our goal is ZERO defect production. That means production of products that conforms to all the necessary specifications.

We developed and implemented a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) in place to ensure that our valuable customers receive only the highest quality finished product. We did not stop there though –  we continually review, revise and upgrade products and processes to stay ahead of the market requirements. We are serious about what we do – and we care. Customer satisfaction remains our principle focus.

GlenChem ‘s Team consists of various departments, namely:

  • Sales
  • Purchasing
  • Production
  • Financial
  • Quality Control
  • Maintenance
  • Occupational Health and Safety

All are actively involved providing the best service and product.

glenchem premises
Our Story 1

Our Mission & Values

We listen to our customers and respect their needs. With this, we strive to provide innovative products to help obtain the best results.
Our Mission
To produce products that are innovative for the benefit of our customers.
Our Vision
  • To be passionate and never give up.
  • To be responsible to do it right the first time.
  • To be innovative in providing a unique product range.
Our Values
  • To manage a well-organised, financially sound business.
  • To provide customers with a service – Beyond the Norm.
  • To provide products that are one step ahead of competitors.
  • To assist customers with their cleaning and sanitation needs
Our Story 2



1972 - GlenChem founded by Glen Jooste


1995 - SABS Certification achieved


2004 - Implemented ISO quality management system


2018 - NSF Registration of Disinfectants in USA


2018 - Moved to new premises in Spartan


2020 - Joint venture with Zion Chemicals launched.