Swallowfield started in Wellington 137 years ago and we’re proud to say we’re still there. Established by award-winning chemist, Walter Gregory, the company began as a simple high-street pharmacy and quickly developed into a pioneering manufacturer, eventually filling the first commercial aerosols in 1950. Since then, the company has continued to innovate, regularly investing in new technology, groundbreaking packaging formats and a world-class manufacturing infrastructure that today develops around 2000 new products each year. We’re delighted to be able to offer more than 130 years’ worth of experience in delivering products from prototype to final supply.

Timeline

1876

Walter Gregory Company Founded

1950s

Launched 1st consumer aerosol

1963

Manufactured 1st cosmetic pencil in UK

1970

1st own label aerosol in UK

1986

Introduced dual compartment aerosol into Europe

1987

Eliminated use of CFCs in products

2001

Opened state of the art colour lab

2004

Shanghai office opened

2007

Czech Republic factory opened

2007

Colour cosmetics joint venture established in China

2008

Paris sales office opened

2010

New York sales office opened

2015

Acquisition of The Real Shaving Company