Our History


The Tennant Group began in 1797 when Charles Tennant invented a stable process for bleaching cloth; a process that was revolutionary 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 developed into a successful, independent chemical company, involved predominantly in the manufacture and distribution of chemicals.


We, Tennants Distribution, are the leading independent distributor of chemicals in the UK.


Glasgow chemical works, founded 1800

Family owned ethos

The Tennant Group is a family-owned business, evident from the core values that are passed down into the subsidiary companies.

We pride ourselves on the longstanding & trusting relationships that we hold with customers and suppliers.

With over 200 years service experience, Tennants have developed supply chain solutions to the highest standard. 


Our network of depots are strategically located to provide a fast nationwide delivery service. All our vehicles are fully ADR compliant.


Our depot locations are:

  • Manchester (HQ)
  • Leeds
  • West Bromwich
  • Grays
  • Glasgow
  • Dublin
  • Belfast


For more information, visit our depot pages.


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