The UK's Leading Independent Chemical Distributor

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Delivering every element


Tennants Distribution is a leading independent distributor of chemicals with a strategically located network of depots across the UK, ensuring a fast and efficient delivery service.

The Tennant Group began in 1797 when Charles Tennant invented a stable process for bleaching cloth; a revolutionary process at the time, transforming the textile industry, at the time Tennants were the largest chemical manufacturer in the world.

Since then, the Tennant Group has remained a successful, independent chemical company and Tennants Distribution are the leading independent distributor of chemicals in the UK.

Serving our customers

Our extensive range of products are used in all industrial sectors, including paint and coatings, food, pharmaceuticals, personal care, water treatment, detergents and metal finishing. 

Our product list can be searched by A-Z, industry or division.

If you can't find what you're looking for, please give us a call or fill out our enquiry form.

Through years of working in partnership we have developed efficient supply chain solutions, vital for both customers and suppliers. View our full list of partnerships, here.

Latest Announcements

Tennants acquire Brockley Group, Ireland

We are pleased to welcome the Brockley Group into the Tennant Group of companies, a move which will support Brockley’s continued growth and increase the range of products and services that Tennants offers in Ireland.

A family-owned business with a strong focus on service and quality, Brockley complements the chemical distribution business that Tennants have operated in Ireland for over 200 years (


Tennants introduce new 8-wheeler to the fleet, featuring new branding

Our new 8-wheeler, with 29% greater load capacity, improving efficiency and reducing carbon-footprint of deliveries. As with all our rigid vehicles, it is fully ADR compliant and fitted with a heavy duty tail lift to help with offloading. Our vehicle livery, with the strap line "Delivering every element" was designed to reflect how we meet your chemical needs, both from our diverse product range and the value we add through our services and facilities.

Tennants celebrate National Inventors Day

We are proud to see our founder, Mr Charles Tennant, featured in the attached article. The article describes how the Tennant Group began, when Mr Tennant discovered bleaching powder, revolutionising the textile industry. He founded the St Rollox Chemical works in Glasgow, which would soon become the biggest chemical works in the world. Since then, the Tennant Group has remained a succesful, independent chemical company and Tennants Distribution are the leading independent chemical distributor of chemicals in the UK.

We are distributors for many of the world's largest chemical manufacturers, stocking over 2,500 products. We offer a wide variety of packaging formats.
Our network of depots are strategically located. We run our own fleet of vehicles ensuring a fast and efficient delivery service across the UK and Ireland.
With over 200 years of service experience, we are certified to ISO 9001, FEMAS and BRC Standard for Storage of ambient food chemicals and ingredients. 
We have a team trained in the principles hazard and risk analysis (HACCP) and are a leading advocate for Responsible Care in the UK.
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