The SMP Brand

Powering Performance

SMP is a specialty chemical and aerosol manufacturer that is driven by quality. Committed to continual innovation and development, we push ourselves to work at the cutting edge of our industry – developing and manufacturing hardworking, robust products that do just one thing – perform.

Behind every degreaser, bleach, detergent, solvent, industrial aerosol, cleaner and more is over 30 years of technical experience, a legion of qualified, in-house chemists and an obsession with constant improvement. We work to offer our customers customised and cost-effective solutions that help power their performance.

The quality of our product is matched only by the standard of our service. We work closely with our clients to ensure that we deliver world-class service that is effortless, convenient and always helpful.

Company History

A history always in the making

At SMP, we have a proud history of performance and quality products that deliver every time. Born from the renowned Chemrite stable, and having become independent in 1988, we have consistently grown our business and increased market share despite an incredibly challenging global and local economic climate. But while we’re proud of our history, what we’re more proud of is what it says about our future. Backed by our young, vibrant and dedicated team, we are committed to constantly improving the quality and performance of our products to benefit you and your company.

Technical capability

The science of performance, the art of delivery.

For 25 years, we have led the market in the formulation, manufacture and delivery of specialised industrial chemical products. Our national footprint and our in-house manufacturing capability means that we are truly a home-grown South African company, producing solutions for various conditions and challenges.

Our qualified, in-house chemists, working in a fully operational laboratory, are constantly developing new products and improving on current formulations, with the ability to satisfy the ever increasing demand for green products.

The result? An ever evolving, always improving range of powerful formulated solutions and aerosols to meet the demands of some of the toughest industries from engineering and mining to hygiene and laundry.


Working together to deliver

Troy Barwell

Managing Director

Troy joined SMP in 1993 as a Technical Sales Representative involved in the Mining, Industrial and Heavy Engineering sectors. In his over 20-year tenure at the company, he has worked through all the departments and risen to Sales Manager, Sales Director and, finally, Managing Director. He has been at the helm of the company since 2004.

Garth Wilkinson

Financial Director

Garth’s career started in 1990 when he joined an insurance company and quickly became a shareholder. In 1995, the shareholders parted company and he joined Anker Coal in a logistics and accounting role. He rapidly worked his way up through the company, with stints in marketing and finance, eventually rising to the position of Financial Manager. In 2005, we were privileged to welcome him to SMP as Financial Director.

Accreditation and Certification

Certified to Perform

As a leading chemical formulations company, it is important that we are constantly working to meet, not only, our high standards, but the standards of the industry and our clients.

We are a Certified ISO 9001:2008 Management Systems company.

On top of that, we are members of the Aerosol Manufacturers Association (AMA), Master Chemical Blenders Association (MCBA) and the National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA). We also have our own recycling facility, to ensure that our impact on the environment is minimised.

SABS System Cerified ISO 9001

Aerosol Manufacturers Association

National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA)

Master Chemical Blenders Association (MCBA)