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Company History

Established in 1949, Permoseal has maintained a solid reputation as a leading manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of adhesives, sealants and DIY products for general and specialised applications in the consumer, construction and industrial markets.  The first company to launch Cold Glue to the South African market (in 1954), PERMOSEAL concluded a licensing agreement with Ebnother of Switzerland and began to manufacture locally in 1963.  

The Jacobs family acquired the business in 1984 and built a state of the art manufacturing plant in Montague Gardens, Cape Town in 1990.  Later, branches were established in Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu-Natal.

When the family first took over the Company, Alcolin Cold Glue alone accounted for over 65% of the total sales! The Jacobs brothers built up the Company on the strength of the Cold Glue market, continuously adding innovative new products to the range.

The Alcolin brand is synonymous with quality DIY products and has remained the brand leader in South Africa since its launch.  Close international ties ensure our product ranges are manufactured to exacting standards.

In 1999, Permoseal signed a licensing agreement with Bostik Ltd.  This added a whole new dimension to Permoseal’s offering, providing a quality platform for expansion into stationery markets.

PERMOSEAL boasts advanced adhesive laboratory facilities, with quality control being of the highest standard.  Ongoing research and development is always a top priority, and has resulted in the  regular launch of new products in both the industrial and consumer markets.

PERMOSEAL was the first chemical company in Africa to be awarded the coveted ISO 9002 quality management system accreditation and the company still manufactures according to ISO standards, having being awarded ISO 9001:2015 accreditation.