Historie

Our family business has a rich history. Back in 1963, J.M.C. Metternich
(the father of Clemens and the grandfather of Laurens and Quintus)
produced the first innovative and sustainable cleaning solutions.
And although a lot has changed in the decades that followed,
this is what we still do today.

2017

Spectro is the first Dutch manufacturer of cleaning agents with a webshop.

2016

Laurens and Quintus Metternich obtain shareholder control and since then have been on the board of directors. Ecodos Easy is presented at the ISSA/Interclean. Introduction of the sustainable laundry brand Ecodet.

2015

We expand our facilities, the expansion includes a new laboratory and training rooms.

2014

We win the Family Fundament Award for the Best Dutch Family Company. We are also the first Dutch manufacturer of professional dishwashing products to be certified with an EU Ecolabel. We also acquire Zwolle-based PL Chemicals.

2013

We extend our production and storage facilities. Laurens Metternich acquires a majority percentage of the company shares.

2011

We implement the environmental management system A.I.S.E. Charter for Sustainable Cleaning.

2010

A special milestone: we receive our tenth EU Ecolabel.

2009

We are the first Dutch manufacturer of private label cleaning products certified with an EU Ecolabel .

2007

We launch the sustainable brand Ecodos. Meanwhile, Swiftfill has been fully integrated into our company.

2006

Another acquisition: this time, we acquire Swiftfill based in Nuenen.

2004

We continue to grow and also acquire Bio Liquids based in Den Bosch. We integrate Bio Liquids directly into our company.

2002

We acquire Tilburg-based Yardo & Fresh. We also take over the manufacturing activities from Zeeperij in Belgium.

2000

A new packaging hall is constructed at Grevelingenmeer.

1996

We construct an entirely new factory with office space at Grevelingenmeer in Oss. Spectro also becomes a private company.

1986

Clemens and Trix Metternich separate and establish Spectro, based at Galliërsweg in Oss.

1979

Clemens Metternich graduates as a chemist and starts to work at Producten Sociëteit Metternich. Later on in this same year, the company name changes to Metternich Chemie.

1963

J.M.C. Metternich sets up a company manufacturing disinfectants named Producten Sociëteit Metternich, based on Middelwijkstraat in Soest.