For over 50 years Farécla Products Limited in the UK have produced world-class surface finishing products for the Automotive and Marine Industrial sectors. A commitment to listen to customers and provide products and systems that produce the best results in the most efficient manner, keeps the process simple, saving the user time and money. A continuing investment in research and development enables the company to provide products of recognized world-wide excellence to more than 100 countries.
The history of the company dates back to 1934 when Mr. Rod Hawkins started his business in North London. During the ensuing years, the company's activities have all related to the automotive trade and have included car repairs, the production of parts for major car manufacturers, the manufacture of car accessories such as seat covers, radiator blinds et, and car dealerships.
1952 was a key year in the company's history - this is when Mr. Hawkins met George Fevrier, a Belgian chemist who had developed some unique formulations for compounds. A deal was subsequently concluded with Monsieur Fevrier for the exclusive world-wide rights and a range of products based on these formulations was developed for the Automotive trade. These were then marketed under the Farécla brand - Farécla being an amalgamation of French words meaning "shining" & "bright".
In 1953 the first Farécla products were launched in the UK and in 1954 Farécla started exporting to Finland, the Netherlands and New Zealand. Since then the company's sales have grown steadily in the UK as well as internationally and today Farécla products are distributed across all 5 continents to more than 100 countries via a network of 52 International Business Partners.
In 2001, the parent company made a strategic decision to withdraw from Car Dealerships to concentrate on the development of the Surface Finishing business. A new management team was appointed, a strategic review was carried out and a new business plan formulated to grow the business over the years ahead. In addition to continuing our on-going investment in research and development to create products of excellence for the automotive trade, the company is now also marketing products to meet the needs of the Marine-Industrial and consumer Car Care sectors.