Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 30th March 2023 Issue no. 1058
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Family-owned Biokleen celebrates 30th Anniversary
Back in the late 80s commercial cleaning product salesperson Jim Rimer had, what at the time was a 'crazy' idea. What if you replaced toxic chemicals in common cleaning products with plant and mineral based ingredients? The result was Biokleen All Purpose Cleaner 2 and Biokleen was born in 1989.
Jim, along with his daughter Cindy and, for the past 15 years, his son-in-law Barry Firth, have grown the company into the third largest natural cleaning products company in Canada, according to Spinsscan.
The company has accomplished this by staying true to three simple criteria - the products need to be safe for the users and the planet, they must use plant and mineral-based ingredients and they must provide superior cleaning power.
"We're proud to celebrate three decades of business at Biokleen," says managing director Barry Firth.
Flash forward 30 years and Biokleen - which was one of the first to make plant-based cleaning products - is now one of the last family-owned companies of its kind still in business today. This independence has led the company to put its customers first by creating 3x concentrated products that use less packaging and less energy to ship, and which deliver what the company says are some of the lowest cost per use results currently on the market.
Over its 30 years in business the company's innovation mindset has not abated - and, in 2019 the company will launch five new products.
Using wind and water offsets, and recycled content in its packaging, lowering its environmental footprint has always been at the heart of Biokleen business philosophy - a philosophy it calls Clean for Good.
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