Darcy Spillcare Manufacture

Darcy Spillcare Manufacture

Established in 1935, Darcy Spillcare Manufacture is at the forefront of Environmental Protection and specialises in the manufacture and provision of solutions helping sites to achieve environmental and ISO compliance and care for the environment in increasingly demanding circumstances. Spillages occur in almost limitless variety. Situation, quantity and material will change and there are numerous methods by which they can be classified, one thing is clear these spills need to be cleaned up to prevent harm to the environment or, better still, prevented from happening in the first place. Today the company can boast a long tradition of innovation in the Spillcare market supplying front line products in the battle to protect the environment all over the world from Peterborough to Perth, Australia.

Company details

Unit B7 Chaucer Business Park, Watery Lane , Kemsing , Sevenoaks TN15 6QY United Kingdom


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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Oil Spills
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Spillages in one form or another have been with us since the early days of the industrial revolution and probably always will be as long as people continue to be thoughtless, careless or downright unlucky.

Darcy Spillcare Manufacture was founded in 1935 by the great grandfather of the current MD, Richard Proctor, to develop, manufacture and market emulsifiers for the paper industry. The company then moved to its base at East Malling in 1949 and merged with Xzit (GB) Ltd.

In 1965 the company then known as Xzit entered the Oil spill clean up market - in which it has been at the fore front of ever since - with the launch of Drizit. The original Drizit - still available today - is a wood based fibre impregnated to absorb oil and repel water, a unique and substantial improvement over any existing oil spill clean up products. The Darcy range then consisted of 3 products; loose, booms and cushions. 

In 1981, Richard’s father, John Proctor became managing director and renamed the company Darcy at the same time significantly extending the product range with the launch of an advanced absorbent range using polypropylene. Darcy now offers over 400 products.

We are committed to maintaining and improving the quality of both our service and products. We have held ISO 9001 since 1992 and are prime movers in efforts to standardise performance claims in our industry, to ensure that you, the customer, can make fair and meaningful comparison of the products available on the market. This has resulted in the current British Standard on spill control products BS7959.

We have gained a number of accreditations giving you peace of mind.  A list of our accreditations can be seen below.

  • British Safety Industry Federation
  • UK Spill Association
  • Safe Contractor Approved
  • UVDB and EVDB Verify
  • ISO 9001
  • Achilles Link Up
  • UK Harbour Masters Association

We regularly assist companies in achieving and maintaining environmental standards including:

  • Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH)
  • Pollution Prevention Guidelines (PPG)
  • Pollution Prevention & Control (PPC)
  • Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation ) Regulations
  • Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR)
  • Oil Storage Regulations
  • Waste Management Licence (WML)
  • ISO14001 – Environmental Management System

The Future

Darcy has laid the foundations to become the only choice in the provision of spill response products and services.  Our team of Specialist Product Managers and Environmental Consultants keep abreast of regulations and legislation to develop the most advanced spill control equipment utilising technology and the latest developments in material absorbency.  For further information please contact Darcy Spillcare Manufacture on 0800 0370 899.


The company was founded in 1935 as a manufacturer of a range of emulsifiers and wax emulsions. The product range later increases to include paints, fuel additives and refractories.


The company became focused on spill control with the introduction of its Drizit range of oil absorbents Wood loose, cushions and booms.


In 1975 Darcy commenced supply of polypropylene based products. This decision significantly increased the range of products available from Darcy.


Known as BOSCA (British Oil Control Association) at this time, Darcy were a founder member of BOSCA, which was later to be known as UK Spill.


In 1992 Darcy achieved ISO9001 accreditation.


Introduction of Trident Weir Skimmers manufactured by Darcy.


Darcy becomes accredited to Achilles Link Up.


In 2004 Darcy acquired Trident Oleanic securing the UK manufacture of containment booms, skimmers, liquid storage tanks and oil water separators.

Spill response training becomes accredited to the BSIF Quality Mark for Training.


To better represent the range of products and services offered Darcy Products Limited rebrands as Darcy Spillcare Manufacture. This includes a new range of brochures and website. Darcy become not only the UK's leading manufacturer of environmental products but also a leading supplier of an ever developing range of contracting services.

The initial services included remediation, bund relining, drainage surveys, tank installation/maintenance and refurbishment. In this year Darcy also completes acquisition of Fields Environmental.


Accreditation to Approved Safe Contractor Scheme.


The acquision of Pyramid Pollution Prevention provided the facility and technical expertise to manufacture our own range of pollution detection and prevention systems. The new range of products were manufactured in the UK at our Technical Centre in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Darcy achieves accreditation to UVDB Verify.


Following on from the acquisition of PPP in 2009, Darcy invested further in product development to further enhance the range of pollution detection systems. In 2010 Darcy branded this range of products under the Ecotector umbrella. The Tector range included draintector, oiltector, bundtector, silttector. Draintector is a multi-inflate reactive and preventive drain closure device can be activated manually and via a range of remote systems.


Owing to customer demand for a UK manufactured debris boom, Darcy commenced development and manufacture of their own range of debris booms from their Trident Plant in Birkenhead. On request of a valued customer the Trident Plant manufacture and installed their first Harbourguard boom.

Due to expansion, Darcy relocated their Head Office to Larkfield, Kent and moved their manufacturing, warehousing and despatch to Wallasey, Birkenhead.