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25th April 2020

The Best Cleaning Chemical Suppliers in South Africa

The Best Cleaning Chemical Suppliers in South Africa

Getting cleaning chemicals at affordable rates can be somewhat headache inducing, especially if you look to some of the big-time suppliers in the market. Many businesses are dependant on these chemicals not only for the cleanliness of their own offices, but also for the products and services that they offer to consumers. As a result of this, finding the right supplier can be of the utmost importance. While it’s important to do enough research before going with a supplier, we’ve tried to make it a little easier for you, highlighting three of the best suppliers in South Africa based on service offering, delivery, product range and pricing. If you’re looking to collect a few quotes, look no further. 

What are Cleaning Chemical Products?

Cleaning chemical products, or cleaning agents, are liquids, powders sprays or granules used to remove dirt, dust, stains, smells and other harmful bacteria on surfaces. These products are used in a range of industries, are used in households across the country, and often act as a cleaning agent and a means to destroy bacteria at the same time. Cleaning chemical products are known to be quite potent and often toxic, so always take care when handling any product, ensuring you understand the instructions carefully, and have read through safety instructions thoroughly as well. 

Richbay Chemicals

Founded back in the early 80’s, Richbay Chemicals has distribution plants across the country, including Gauteng, Pietermaritzburg and Richards Bay. They offer a wide range of cleaning, maintenance and water treatment chemicals, but are predominantly known as well as a major exporter of hydrochloric and sulphuric acid. What we enjoyed most about this company was their effective response times, fast turnaround, and the ability for them to offer delivery both locally and internationally. It’s clear that they are growing at a steady pace, and have subsequently solidified themselves as a leading chemical supplier in South Africa over the years. 

Michem Cleaning Supplies

Michem Cleaning Supplies has been an active cleaning chemical supplier since the turn of the new millennium, growing from a garage-based business to a fully fledged one with residence in Mpumalanga. With a team of over fifty, the true value of their business lies in the fact that they are continuously testing and developing the formulations of their products, and have been doing so pretty much since they went into business two decades ago. Good is never good enough, and there is a view towards perfecting their products, without affecting price too drastically. While some argue that their website is a little clunky, this shouldn’t be too much of a deterrent, as their service makes up for this.


With G. Fox, you get a great website experience, fair prices and a diverse range of chemical and cleaning products to choose from, most of which come from internationally recognised brands. If you need heavy duty cleaning supplies, these guys will have the solution for you, so don’t be shy to ask for what you want. Their selection ranges from dispensers, soaps, washroom and floor care products, as well as laundry products, degreasers and a host of detergents. What we love about G. Fox, is that they have a product for any of your needs, regardless of whether they are residential or commercial. With them, you’re in good hands; a fact which their over 10 000 past customers can attest to.


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