SolidTek™ has come a long way in the last five years; from a simple idea to disrupt the water treatment industry with solid paste chemicals, to manufacturing the UK’s most eco-friendly chemical system, the rapid growth of SolidTek™ has been fun, hard work, challenging at times (2020, hello!) but overall incredible. And we’re excited to celebrate our 5th year of trading.
How it all began:
SolidTek™ was founded in December 2015 by Steve Crick, SolidTek™’s MD who was then the one and only employee. However, with 20 years’ experience in the chemical/water treatment industry Steve had a clear vision of what he wanted to achieve – to build a business manufacturing solid paste chemical ranges that were both safe and sustainable, and beyond that, to bring new, exceptional and innovative products to the changing water treatment market.
Grand designs, but SolidTek™ had no premises, no clients and little capital to get the business established. Fortunately, a friend and previous client of Steve’s offered this start-up operation a corner of his warehouse to start the business. For the first three months, Steve worked tirelessly in the lab creating and testing formulations for the solid paste chemicals that he intended to sell to distributors for the water treatment market.
Two years later in August 2017, SolidTek™ moved to its own premises in Knowsley (just four doors down from the corner of the warehouse where it all began!) and the team continued to grow with new members joining the manufacturing and marketing team.
In November 2019, SolidTek™ won Micro Business of the Year Award 2019 at the prestigious Knowsley Business Awards, celebrating with other local businesses at an amazing awards ceremony held in the Grand Marquee, Knowsley Safari Park.
Since then we’ve continued to grow, working with water treatment specialists on incredible projects, securing the distribution rights for a host of world-leading products and systems, and shipping our products around the world. Most importantly, SolidTek™ is doing what it set out to do; to make water treatment easier, safer and more sustainable.
Thank you to all our customers and support partners who have made the last five years happen. We couldn’t have achieved it without you.
Happy Birthday SolidTek™ – here’s to the next 5 years.