Eurocarb is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of activated carbon with a comprehensive range of quality products. Eurocarb’s quality system is registered to ISO 9001 testifying the commitment to providing quality products and service reliably, speedily and competitively. The company excels in reliability and speed of supply. This is achieved through strategic stockholding at both the UK factory and a network of European distributors.

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Unit 1, Point 4, Second Way, Avonmouth , Bristol , BS11 8DF United Kingdom

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Manufacturing, Other
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Internationally (various countries)
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Founded in 1986 as the European subsidiary of Haycarb PLC, Eurocarb is now a leading supplier of a wide range of high quality activated carbons into the European market. 

As the European arm of Haycarb plc, Eurocarb has been growing for over 25 years as a key supplier of high quality activated carbons into Europe. Haycarb is the world’s leading supplier of coconut based activated carbons and one of the largest carbon manufacturers globally. We offer the full range of Haycarb products, as well as a range of complementary products either made by ourselves or sourced from other strategic partners. In addition to coconut based carbons we also offer wood and coal based products, and products specially blended or impregnated in our own facility in Bristol.

We focus on offering the right product, at the right time, with flexible supply options. We stock over 100 different products in Bristol, and these are rapidly delivered to customers all over Europe when needed. Quality control is paramount, and all batches are tested to ensure they fully meet specifications and client requirements. Our system offers full historical traceability, and we pride ourselves on a right first time philosophy.

Product support is also a vital facet of the work we do, whether it is assisting customers with their system specification or developing new products targeting novel applications. Our testing and development capabilities are second to none and often serve to help customers solve specific application issues with bespoke products. 

Security and sustainability of supply is important to all of our long term customers. Haycarb’s factories in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Thailand provide a wide sourcing footprint for raw material supplies and huge capacity, meaning that supplies have always been maintained even in times of shortage elsewhere. With ISO9001 and ISO14001 certification, we have also been pioneers in the development of low carbon footprint activated carbon products through various initiatives including the independently certified Recogen project.

Haycarb had been marketing its coconut shell activated carbon products directly to European customers from its inception in 1973; however in 1986 it was decided to launch subsidiaries in the UK and Australia to accelerate developments in the market. Local carbon experts Don Tyreman and Malcolm Edwards were recruited and soon had the blending and impregnation plant set up in Bristol. Eurocarb thrived from the start, offering competitive high quality products. Eurocarb first achieved ISO 9001 certification in 1993 and has maintained this ever since. Growth was steady, and in recent years the warehouse space has been doubled and technical capabilities have been enhanced to keep up with demand. In 2011 we celebrated our 25th anniversary with events on board the SS Great Britain in Bristol Harbour, and also in Wiesbaden, Germany. Since then, we have continued to grow rapidly, and make significant investments in capability.

In 2012/2013, Eurocarb’s turnover exceeded £5 million for the first time.