DDD Group History
DDD celebrates its Centenary. Trinity Scientific set up to sell laboratory services
Acquisitions of Snufflebabe and Nasosal
Combe International joined Dendron as distribution partners
Launch of Iglu
New laminar-flow dispensing booths installed at Rickmansworth Road
Distribution begins of Dentyl pH on behalf of our long-standing business partner, Blistex Inc.
Distribution begins of Fenjal and Mum on behalf of Doetsch Grether of Basel, Switzerland.
Nigel Halsby retires to the role of non-executive Chairman. Tom Horner, his nephew, takes over as General Manager
Dendron moves into new premises with more space for expansion
New state of the art QA and Product Development laboratories built to handle increasing NPD work.
Self-managing team concept established in both Dendron and Fleet
Acquisition of Pulmo Bailly from Roche
Dedicated hormone suite and microbiology lab built
Installation of new MRP system
Acquisition of the Astral moisturising brand from Unilever
New controlled environmental filling rooms
Ibuleve launched as the UK’s first OTC topical NSAID, in partnership with Dermal Laboratories
Nigel Halsby appointed managing director
Dendron occupies a separate site
Fleet Laboratories established as a separate contract manufacturing business
Joint venture with Blistex Inc established
Agreement to represent Dentinox Baby Care products in the UK
Company moves to Watford Rickmansworth Road site and sets up a dedicated pharmaceutical production site
Dendron becomes a subsidiary of DDD
Business moves to No. 3 Fleet Lane, London (hence Fleet Laboratories).
DDD acquired by Joseph Halsby (great-grandfather of the current Managing Director)
DDD Export set up
DDD Ltd founded by the DDD Co, Chicago to sell Dr D Dennis’ DDD Prescription. First year profits were £738. 1s. 8d.