Deb Silkware Protection Ltd is established by A.B. Williamson to sell ‘Deb’ the world’s first ever rinse-aid, a formulation he invented to help preserve the life of ladies' silk stockings. The name ‘Deb’ originates from the word ‘Debutante’, the traditional name given to girls making their first appearance in society.
The company’s name changes to Deb Chemical Proprietaries Ltd.
Deb invents Swarfega Antiseptic Hand Cleaner; the famous green gel was originally sold through motorcycle dealers, pharmacies and barbershops.
Deb introduces the world’s first pump-based dispensers. Originally, these were metal bulkfill dispensers. Later designs utilized plastic molded components.
Deb Canada is established, Deb’s first wholly-owned company outside the UK.
The company's name changes to Deb Ltd.
Deb acquires SBS Inc, an American skin care company.
Deb invents the first hygienically sealed collapsible cartridge system capable of dispensing soaps, creams and granulated heavy duty hand cleaners.
Deb acquires Arma, a French skin care company.
Deb launches the world’s first generic foaming soap system.
Deb invents the world’s first foaming alcohol hand sanitizer.
The Deb Group is created, bringing 21 companies together under one international banner, aspiring to be the world’s leading away from home skin care system company.
Deb opens its new global headquarters in Denby, UK.
Deb Group is acquired on Saturday, 27th February by Charterhouse Capital Partners.
Deb celebrate their 70th Anniversary with the launch of the GLOBAL RANGE.
DebMed introduces revolutionary new system to address patient safety in hospitals.
Deb acquires the STOKO professional skin care business from Evonik Industries.
Deb Group is acquired by SC Johnson, a privately held, family company and one of the world leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care.
SC Johnson acquires STERIS Applied Infection Control Business to significantly expand Deb Group’s reach in the U.S. healthcare market.