We’re Here To Help You

At Rutpen we have a highly experienced team of chemical specialists, with knowledge developed from over 50 years of operating in this industry. Our large and diverse client base has been grown from a desire to solve complex chemical-related problems.

Our skills are right across our core areas of Contract Manufacturing, Toll Blending and Solvent Recycling, including: technical, manufacturing, warehousing and logistics. This is all underpinned with a strong belief in quality management, great service, the importance of confidentiality and a genuine care for our impact on the environment.

Dave Roberts

Managing Director

Kevin Whittle

Chairman

Mark Jenkins

Sales Manager

Jim McCartney

Sales Manager

Stuart Emmett

Operations Director

Will Holley

Operations Administrator

Ben Williams

HSEQ Manager

David Zacc Whittle

Transport Manager

Chris Edwards

Solvent Recovery Manager

Christian Baylies

Chemist

Pedro Vitorino

Logistics Manager

Sam Morley

Engineering Manager

Raluca Cristea

Lab Technician

Sharon Richards

Office Manager
  • New Clean Manufacturing Area completed ready for Food Safe accreditation

    07/13/2023
  • RU72 PEN hits the road

    03/20/2023
  • New Equipment Added to Liquid Filling Area

    03/20/2023
  • New Vega Tank Level Monitoring System

    10/07/2022
  • New Double Decker trailer hits the road

    10/07/2022
  • Rutpen attends ChemUK Expo 2022

    05/13/2022
  • Rutpen Sponsors NIHL Hockey Team Basingstoke Bison

    03/03/2022
  • Rutpen achieves Cyber Essentials Accreditation

    01/25/2022
  • Solvent Blending Facility Roof Update

    10/01/2021

Accreditations

Rutpen’s Timeline

  1. 1970
  2. 1975
  3. 1980
  4. 1983
  5. 1985
  6. 1987
  7. 1987
  8. 1995
  9. 1999
  10. 2001
  11. 2003
  12. 2006
  13. 2008
  14. 2010
  15. 2012
  16. 2012
  17. 2013
  18. 2014
  19. 2015
  20. 2015
  21. 2015
  22. 2016
  23. 2018
  24. 2019
  25. 2020
  26. 2020
  27. 2021
  • 1970

    Rutpen Ltd established by Curtis David Whittle on the outskirts of Reading.

  • 1975

    Additional premises purchased in Newbury & Reading.

  • 1980

    First building purchase at the decommissioned RAF Membury Airfield, replaces the site outside Reading.

  • 1983

    Further building purchases at Membury allowing relocation of powder and liquid blending from Reading.

  • 1985

    Opened satellite depot at Ipswich (relocated to Membury in 1992).

  • 1987

    Further facilities factories purchased at Membury, renovated and fitted out.

  • 1987

    Accredited to ISO 9001.

  • 1995

    Land purchased allowing relocation of solvent recovery site from Newbury to Membury.

  • 1999

    Purchase of WWII Type 2 aircraft hangar at Membury for increased storage capacity.

  • 2001

    Accredited to ISO14001

  • 2003

    Yard overhaul as the Membury site begins to integrate

  • 2006

    Further land purchased at Membury increasing the site to over 12 acres.

  • 2008

    Further 13,000 square ft warehouse construction of the ‘Ely’ building.

  • 2010

    New ATEX Wax blending and packing facility completed

  • 2012

    New office complex completed.

  • 2012

    New Laboratory completed

  • 2013

    Inhouse workshop relocation and expansion completed.

  • 2014

    Investment in new HGVs triples rutpen’s haulage fleet

  • 2015

    Accredited to OHSAS45001

  • 2015

    Rutpen begins Multi-million pound site investment project

  • 2015

    Rutpen founder Curtis David Whittle dies aged 81

  • 2016

    New Powder Blending plant completed

  • 2018

    Completion of New 2000 Pallet Warehouse ‘the Scarlett building’

  • 2019

    Rutpen acquires the Walsall Chemical Company

  • 2020

    Rutpen Celebrates 50 years since incorporation

  • 2020

    New clean room facility is completed adding an extra 4 production lines and 3 specialty product filling areas

  • 2021

    New Solvent blending and recovery plant completed at Membury