The Company

Based in London, Sumitomo Chemical (UK) plc is the distributor of household and professional-use insect control products for our parent, the Environmental Health Division of Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd.

We serve customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, supplying active ingredients, manufacturing use products, and ready-to-use insect control products together with expert national and EU-level registration support for customers using our active substances in their own products.

Our highly effective active substances have a range of uses: the manufacture of household insecticides for consumers, indoor and urban insect control by pest control operators, and animal health and pharmaceutical products for the control of ectoparasites.

The company is recognised in delivering unparalleled support for:

As legislation continues to evolve in the EU, we are honoured to stand with our customers and respond to new challenges and opportunities in the field of environmental health.

Our Mission

Sumitomo Chemical (UK) plc is committed to compliance, safety, and quality. Acting responsibly in all activities is the foundation of any solid business relationship. We strive to develop sound and trusted relationships with our customers by offering comprehensive support for the products they purchase, and complying with national, regional and international regulatory authorities.

Company History

Founded in 1988 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of its parent company Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd. (Japan), Sumitomo Chemical (UK) plc’s main business fields and functions are to distribute and market insecticides for its parent company, and also to provide financial and administrative services to group companies.

The company has grown to support its supply function, with Sumitomo Chemical (UK) plc listed as the authorisation holder for active substance product-type combinations in accordance with Article 95 of the Biocidal Products Regulations (EU) No 528/2012. Our work is underpinned by our dedicated regulatory and technical teams who provide end-to-end support for customers operating in the challenging environment of product authorisation in the EU.

In 2009, Sumitomo Chemical (UK) plc acquired Atrium Innovation Ltd, a specialist device development company, and introduced its electrostatic liquid dispersion technology into the Sumitomo Group. This technology is now successfully launched into the SEA and EMEA regions under the airnote brand.

Research and Development

We are tirelessly seeking new ways to deliver our active substances and formulated products to meet health and pest control challenges faced by people around the world. We work closely with partners to make the best use of innovative technologies and formulations.

In recent years, the company identified the potential of the airnote™ atomiser system for the controlled delivery of fine fragrances using electrostatic technology. This platform has been launched successfully in Japan and is now entering the EU market; the technology’s first application is a highly effective air freshening and purifying product.