Tetrosyl was founded in 1954 by Clifford Schofield.Tetrosyl Ltd was originally known as LacquerDevelopments Ltd, based in Prestwich, Manchester.The need was to serve the automotive bodyshopswith the first ever mobile paint mixing scheme.
Clifford Schofield established the company as Lacquer Developments to serve the needs of bodyshops with the first ever mobile paint mixing scheme
Original Tetrosyl logo
Concentrated detergent sold in the industrial markets
Tetrosyl Pre-mix was sold in the UK & Europe, even in the early days
Clifford Schofield’s original business card
Tetrabond an early brand
used in refinishing
Automotive Chemical Aids was also a retail brand in the early years
Lacquer Developments Limited was originally based in Prestwich, with an office in Collyhurst
Original entrance to Bevis Green Works
Stopper Filler Paste manufacturing
T-Cut (abbreviation of Tetrosyl Cutting Oil) waslaunched in 1958 and has become one of the mostfamous brand names in history, used by millions ofpeople every year. Tetrabond was an early brandused in the refinishing industry.
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Tetrosyl was founded in 1954 by Clifford Schofield. Tetrosyl Ltd was originally known as Lacquer Developments Ltd, based in Prestwich, Manchester. The need was to serve the automotive bodyshops with the first ever mobile paint mixing scheme.
T-Cut (abbreviation of Tetrosyl Cutting Oil) was launched in 1958 and has become one of the most famous brand names in history, used by millions of people every year. Tetrabond was an early brand used in the refinishing industry.
Original Bevis Green site - 1963
Clifford Schofield with the management team
Initial launch of CarPlan Body Repair range
Original Colour Service launched in the 1960’s
The ‘CarPlan Bee’
The CarPlan range was launched with the iconic chequered plate logo
Marketing literature distributed in 1967
T-Cut, an abbreviation of Tetrosyl Cutting Oil, was launched and has become one of the most famous names in history
CarPlan is created as an umbrella brand for Tetrosyl’s entrance into the retail car care market. CARCARE or CAR REPAIR - TETROSYL HAS THE ANSWER’
Tetrosyl Trade Price List 1962
Bevis Green a former 18th Century dye works was acquired to provide space for the company’s expansion.
CarPlan adverts from various motoring publications
Range of CarPlan products from the early 60’s
Launch of Colour Service till over 200 colours in the range
CarPlan trucks delivering across the UK
The now universally recognised CarPlan logo was introduced
Tetrosyl suffered from a large chemical explosion in 1965
Cleaning up after the blast
Tetrosyl Sales force 1966
Multi-lingual labels used for the first time back in the 1960’s
A new purpose built finished goods warehouse was built at Bevis Green
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1971 - CarPlan Triplewax - The first easy shine car wax was a breakthrough in wax polish technology launched on national television with the 'You have to try it to believe it' campaign.
Tetrion was launched in 1972 The first ever All-purpose ready mixed filler launched and promoted with a national television campaign.
The CarPlan range of products was expanded to include products such as Tar Remover and Wash and Wax Shampoo. 1975 saw the launch of the 'T' Tetrosyl logo
Triplewax - a breakthrough in wax polish technology was launched
Marketing literature used by the sales force promoting winter products
A CarPlan Promotion in association with Practical Motorist to win a state of the art Morris Marina in 1972
Chemists developing products in the labs
To compliment the Colour Service paint range, metallic spray paints were launched as vehicle manufacturers were providing cars with metallic paint as a standard finish
The CarPlan range of products was expanded to include products such as Tar Remover and Wash & Wax Shampoo
CarPlan Triplewax, the first easy shine car wax was launched on national television with the ‘You have to try it to believe it’ campaign
Clifford Schofield at a sales conference
Tetrion the first ever ready-mixed All-Purpose filler was launched and promoted with a national television advertising campaign
Counter displays were first used to promote till top sales.
A page from the 1973 Christmas Promotional Deals brochure
Trade Wax was launched in 1975 as the first easy shine car wax that can be applied to wet or dry paintwork
Origination of ‘T’ logo
Tetrosyl invented the first ever Fix & Grout’
Bevis Green entrance
Dabs - the original antiseptic hand cleaner was first formulated and launched into the automotive market
Sales office typing out customer orders
The Triplewax range was repackaged & redesigned
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In 1980 Tetrosyl purchased the old Leesona site in Heywood to become another manufacturing base for filling household DIY products. Bridge Hall was also purchased in 1984.
1988 Saw the launch of Carlube Oils. Formula 1 non-spec oil was launched as the first Carlube product. This product is still available to this very day.
T-Cut trade sizes being filled at the Bevis Green site
CarPlan 5 Star branded anti-freeze now branded CarPlan Blue Star
A range of cellulose coloured primers and anti-rust primers were launched for the automotive market
Tetrosyl Chemi-technics was a brand used in the 80’s
Counter displays become more popular with the Automotive Retailers and forecourts
Triplewax brand modernised and expanded to include several products and sizes
Leesona site purchased in Heywood and became another manufacturing base for filling household DIY products
Increased warehouse space becomes available at Bridge Hall
De-icer cans being produced at Bridge Hall on high speed filling lines
Rust Control range of products launched in the early 80’s
A4 glossy leaflet used to promote and sell the new range of Triplewax Car Care
Another stage in the development of the CarPlan identity
Trade products marketed for the refinishing market
Advanced new product to stop radiators from leaking
CarPlan Colour Service was relaunched with a unique tamper evident cap
Colour Service being filled at Bridge Hall
Purchase of Bridge Hall Manufacturing site
Ariel view of Heap Bridge
Original Carlube Lubricants logo
Launch of Carlube Oils
Formula 1 Non-Spec Oil was launched as the first Carlube product
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The 1990's saw a TV advertising campaign fo T-Cut Colourfast. Tetrosyl invented and patented All seasons 5* Anti-freeze The launch of Tetrosyls original website on the world wide web
Peter Schofield and automotive sales force.
Dabs was launched in the late 90’s with television and press advertising
TV Advertising campaign for T-Cut Colorfast
5 Litre jerry can bottle being manufactured
Chemist colour matching customer specific paints for bodyshops
Chemists developing and analysing advanced new formulas in Tetrosyl’s Research & Development centre
Tetrosyl’s in-house design studio creating new packaging designs and promotional literature
The range of bottles manufactured at the Moston site ranged from 300ml retail packs to 25L drums
The first ever flat based fuel can was designed & manufactured by Tetrosyl Ltd.
Clifford Schofield out with customers on a vintage vehicle
The purchase of Moston site to manufacture plastics. (Formerly Ferranti site)
The first Automotive Upholstery cleaner and brush head manufactured
Barry McGuigan driving a Carlube sponsored car
Launch of the original Tetrosyl website
Peter Schofield becomes Group Marketing Director
Investment was made to install dedicated oil tanks to increase storage and production capacity to eliminates the risk of cross contamination of engine oils
Launch of T-Cut Color Fast. Still No.1 Colour Restorer
Tetrosyl purchased Auto Pratic,
the leading car care company in France
Tetrosyl launch Triplewax Jet Wax and Jet Gloss and win Product of the Year Award
Relaunch of Tetrion DIY products
CarPlan sponsored the winning car in the Malaysian Championships
Tetrosyl invented and patented All Seasons 5* Anti-freeze
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Sir Sterling Moss endoses Nitrox 'Instead of Lead' Campaign Purpose built state of art plant built at Bridge Hall Peter Schofield takes full control of Tetrosyl Tetrosyl founder Clifford Schofield retires in August 2005
Clifford and Peter Schofield just prior to Clifford’s retirement
Peter receiving Auto Express award for the
market leading product, Tyre Slik, for the 7th time
First edition of Tetrosyl Today an internal magazine launched in 2002
‘Jordan’ Now known as Katie Price featured on the launch of the CarPlan Max Power range of products, Fast Wash & Fast Wax.
Demon Shine ‘It’s Wicked’
National marketing campaign was launched
Sir Stirling Moss endorsed the Nitrox ‘Instead of Lead’ campaign
Tetrosyl acquired the Wonder Wheels brand
Launch of synthetic engine oil under the brand Carlube Triple R...ROAD, RALLY RACING.
Fleet rebranded to display new livery of CarPlan products
State of the art plant built at Bridge Hall, with the largest robotic palletiser in Europe.
Barry Sheavills completely destroyed Europe’s fastest top fuel dragster during qualifiers for the 2002 final in a Carlube sponsored car.
Major launch of Smart Filler... a revolutionary New household filler
Peter Schofield took full control of the business
Tetrosyl launch a range of paints to be used on a variety of surfaces
‘The Demon’ was launched in 2004 as the icon for the innovative new product Demon Shine
Carlube became the most visible motor oil brand in British sport.
Carlube adds glamour to BTCC...
Increased sponsorship at football stadiums and motor racing circuits
...return of the grid girls
Tetrosyl France moves to new purpose built offices in Lille
Peter Schofield featured on the front of the CAT (Car & Accessory Trader) magazine for the second time.
Clifford Schofield retires in August 2005
Tetrosyl vehicles redesigned to display new products and packaging
Tetrosyl France won Product of the year award for their innovative range of wipes
East European office opens enabling sales and marketing activity
Introduction of the new, modern Tetrosyl logo
Following several years of development and investment, Waterborne Paint is launched.
A fully 2007 compliant bodyshop refinishing system and fourth generation waterborne paint.
Purchase of Greengate Distribution Centre
The purchase of Bluecol The No.1 premium anti-freeze brand
T-Cut turns 50 years old
Launch of our B2B website Tetconnect
Purchase of Maccess and Motorworld was finalised in January 2009
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BikePlan was launched as a franchise opportunity and opened 8 stores
Major television advertising campaigns for Demon, Triple R and Liquid Gold
Tetrosyl launched the innovative ‘Which Oil’ lubricants adviser program on the carlube.co.uk website
Tetrosyl launches Car Care in China
CarPlan Ultra launches in another 5 countries
Winner of the Business of the Year Award 2011 Bolton News and Bury Times
Bluecol advertising campaign launched
Listed in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 as a leading mid-market private company
8 years of continuous perimeter board advertising
FCA invests in several new properties in the north of England
Launch of 100 Maccess Clockwork distribution vehicles
Tetrosyl won Asda Supplier of the Year Award
Tetrosyl won the Manchester Evening News Business of the Year award 2011
CarPlan was launched in Russia at a major international trade show
New livery of Carlube trucks introduced in 2011
CarPlan were the sponsor of the Rugby 2011 Origins Match
Tetrosyl acquires Godfrey Autoparts
Peter Schofield proudly receives the ‘Manchester Director of the Year 2011’ award
Recommended and used by professionals, Marussia F1 team, Bentley Owner’s Club and Rolls Royce Owner’s Club (Visit www.autocrowd.co.uk for further information)
CarPlan Auto Finish launches the ultimate car cleaning & protection range
Carlube sponsor BTCC Racing withTriple R High Performance Lubricants
The launch of 10w/60 Motor Racing Oil developed especially for use in BTCC
BTCC Grid Girl in association with Carlube
The launch of the Smart Concept Triplewax Diamond is successful in large national retailers across France & Europe
The revolutionary T-Cut Scratch Magic & Rust Magic is launched - worldwide
The innovative NEW DEMON SHINE system that is easy to use. Just attach the hose, let the water flow and the shine sparkle!
Tetrosyl are recognised as one of the UK’s most high performance companies in the Investec Hot100 Real Business 2012
movie release of
MIB III Boris’s Ride 1969
CarPlan The first British Car Care brandto be associated with Formula 1 Racing.Another first for Tetrosyl!
The Marussia F1 Team are proud to be using and endorsing the CarPlan range of products.