10th December 2019
In 2009 Dr Hans-Emil Knoell, the founder of our German parent, Dr Knoell Consult GmbH (since renamed as knoell Germany GmbH) saw an opportunity to support UK-based chemical companies with their REACH obligations … and in November 2009, Dr Knoell Consult Ltd opened for business from an office in the heart of Cardiff with one employee!
The company quickly grew in scale & scope, adding support for agrochemicals and then recruiting key experts in areas such as toxicology, analytical chemistry, and environmental fate modelling. Today we are recognised as a part of the broader UK chemical industry landscape. We are still based in Cardiff, having moved two-doors-down the street to larger offices in 2012. Our diverse team of experts provides support to industrial chemicals and agrochemicals clients based not only in the UK and Ireland but also throughout Europe and beyond. We are actively involved with both Chemicals Northwest and REACHReady and our staff have been asked to present at both their members-only and public events.
Dr Knoell Consult Ltd was Dr Knoell’s first non-German speaking venture – our sister company in Switzerland pre-dates us by a couple of years – but since 2009 we have been joined by wholly owned knoell affiliates in locations as diverse as Thailand and USA, Spain and Korea, Japan and France, and Portugal and China! As part of the knoell group of companies, besides our core in-house expertise with REACH and plant protection products, we can provide support for the registration of industrial chemicals and crop protection & plant nutrition across the globe as well as in related fields such as biocides, cosmetics, veterinary pharmaceuticals, or medical devices.
The regulatory landscape is always changing but we aim to stay on top of it and to guide our clients through the maze so here’s to the next 10 years!!