We were founded in 1925 at Rawcliffe Bridge in Yorkshire, England by an entrepreneur, Mr Crowe, and chemist Mr Dawe to make lanolin from the refining of wool grease. Today we have a hugely diverse product portfolio selling hundreds of different products to thousands of customers around the world.

Our global headquarters, Cowick Hall, is just a few miles from where it all began at Rawcliffe Bridge, which is one of our four UK manufacturing sites. It has undergone great transformation over recent decades into a modern, highly flexible facility that still specialises in the production of lanolin. 

The site in Hull is one of our largest sites and uses oleochemical technology to provide innovative solutions to our customer using renewable and sustainable feedstocks. An onsite wind turbine also provides a large amount of the facilities energy.

Our Ditton operation is a world leader in the research, development and manufacture of speciality chemicals in UV protection, biotechnology and natural products, namely proteins and carbohydrates. It is also home to our Process Innovation Team.  

The expertise of our Leek site is in the production of speciality lipids, super refined oils and speciality esters largely from fish and vegetable oils. They use cutting edge technology to produce products that meet Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient standards.

In addition to these operations, the UK is home to one of our major distribution centers and our European finance centre. With the total number of employees in the country exceeding 900, it is critical to our ongoing success that our people form good networks, which is aided both locally and globally through multi-site projects, participation in 1% Club activities and out of working hours socialising.

Locations

Croda International Plc
Cowick Hall
Snaith
Goole
East Yorkshire
DN14 9AA
01405 860551

Croda Europe Limited
Cowick Hall
Snaith
Goole
East Yorkshire
DN14 9AA
01405 860551

Croda Europe Limited
Rawcliffe Bridge
Goole
East Yorkshire DN14 8PN
01405 863400

Croda Europe Limited
Unit 6
Alpha Court
Thorne 
DN8 5TZ
01405 743777

Croda Europe Limited
Oak Road
Off Clough Road
Hull 
HU6 7PH
01482 443181

Croda Europe Limited
Foundry Lane
Ditton
Widnes
Cheshire 
WA8 8UB
0151 423 3441

Croda Europe Limited
Barnfield Road
Leek
Staffordshire
ST13 5QJ
01538 380400

Croda Europe Limited
European Finance Centre
Unit 3
Hesslewood Office Park
Ferriby Road
Hessle
East Yorkshire
HU13 OQF
01482 639220