The Cillit Water Technology Group is a global group of companies with offices in Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Hungary, China and Canada, and a rapidly expanding network of retailers and distributors. We provide the best quality water using cost-effective, eco-friendly water treatment solutions in a wide range of applications. With its globally recognised brand name, strong tradition and team of expert water treatment specialists, Cillit is an innovative and reliable partner in all aspects of water treatment – spanning domestic and building technology, commercial and industrial technology, chemical products and excellent customer service.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Water and Wastewater - Water Treatment
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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The increase in world population, climate change, water consumption, ageing infrastructures and contaminated surface and ground water have meant that, in many parts of the world, the supply of clean, safe drinking water is either not guaranteed or at risk. Which is why the importance of innovative water treatment solutions is steadily growing in many application areas. The aim of the Cillit Group is to work in close partnership with its customers to supply cost-effective, eco-friendly water treatment solutions, first-class product quality and outstanding customer service in a wide range of applications, and to provide the best possible quality of water for all sectors and uses.
The history of the Cillit brand dates back to the founding of the company by Ernst und Cilly Vogelmann in 1925. In 1950 Ernst Vogelmann took over his parents’ company under the new name of ‘Cillichemie Ernst Vogelmann’. Over the next 30 years he built it into a successful, global water technology company, setting up Cillit offices in Germany (1948), Italy (1966), France (1967) and Spain (1972).
In 1982 – with a turnover of roughly 85m DM and 470 employees in Germany and abroad – Ernst Vogelmann sold the group of companies to Benckiser, and the Cillit brand went on to become a global consumer brand with its range of household cleaners, ‘Cillit Bang’.
Following a management buyout of the water technology division of the Reckitt-Benckiser Group in 1990, Cillit’s water technology products were absorbed into the newly-founded BWT Best Water Technology Group. The new group then set itself the task of establishing Cillit alongside BWT as a leading water brand and as expert in all areas of water treatment. In the past few years, the company has worked hard to create a dynamic global Cillit distribution and partnership network:
- 2001: Founding of Cillit Hungaria Kft.
- 2004: Creation of Cillit in Canada
- 2005: Creation of Cillit in China via distributors
- 2006: Founding of Cillit CEE Water Technology GmbH, Austria
- 2008: Start of distribution of Cillit as an exclusive brand of the GC Group in Germany
- 2009: Founding of S.C. Cillit Romania Water Technology S.R.L.
Cillit - world-class water technology
We are achieving our vision by developing our popular Cillit name into an internationally recognised brand.
The combination of innovative, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly water treatment solutions, first-class product quality, excellent customer service and a fresh, dynamic market presence make us an attractive and reliable partner in all areas of water treatment.
Our shared company and brand values create an open, creative, growth-oriented corporate culture that motivates our employees to provide the highest quality of service worldwide.