The History of Hillbrush
Our previous facility at Woodlands Road, Mere - 2011
Her Majesty The Queen visited Hillbrush in 1952 during a trip to the local area. In 1981 Hillbrush was granted a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty The Queen for the supply of brushware to the Royal Households, and retains the Warrant to this day.
At the end of 2016, Hillbrush moved to a new state-of-the-art facility at Norwood Park, on the outskirts of Mere. At the same time the company issued the latest iteration of the logo, along with contemporary brand guidelines to support the business for the next generation of products.
Hillbrush is unique in having its own brush fibre-dressing department which began in 1926 and now processes all types of natural fibres from around the world. Having a fibre-dressing department makes it possible to offer special mixes, with natural fibres used alongside synthetic materials. The company's use of synthetic fibre has increased in recent years due to the manufacture of specialist brushes. These include brushes used in food production or catering establishments, and in hygiene-sensitive areas such as hospitals and kitchens.
Managing Directors Charlie and Andy Coward - 2018
98 years of brushmaking and innovation
Hillbrush originally specialised in making wooden backed brushes and is still one of the largest manufacturers of wooden brushes in the world. Through innovation and product development we were successfully able to introduce a range of plastic backed brushes for the food and beverage industries.
In 2001 the company purchased Champion Brush Inc. based in Baltimore, USA, the foremost manufacturer of horse grooming brushes in North America. This is now incorporated within Hillbrush USA which distributes hygiene products to the food industry.
Our unrivalled experience and expertise has contributed to our prolonged success, with Hillbrush now producing almost three thousand different products, supplied to over 90 countries across the globe. We look forward to introducing more customers to our vast product range in the years ahead.
Extensive Global Network
Hillbrush is a globally recognised company with the cleaning and hygiene industry. Our network of distribution partners has grown significantly in recent years, with Hillbrush now established as a global brand in over 90 countries, meaning our products can be delivered to you directly through our international network.