Jewelultra Ltd - Manufacturers of
Jewelultra Ltd manufactures and distributes a comprehensive range of specialised chemicals, principally to the motor, industrial and janitorial industries. Established in 1992 our products have been used and approved by leading motor manufacturers and dealer groups, in the UK, Europe and throughout the rest of the World. Our products are sold by dealers representing all the major car manufacturers and over the years we have provided thousands of customers with an unrivalled product and service, all of which are manufactured under a quality management system accredited to ISO9001 and comply fully too COSHH regulations.
We know how passionate you are about your Car, Caravan, Motorcycle or Boat, and also understand how good it feels to stand back and admire a deep glossy finish. We invest countless hours developing our products in our ‘state of the art’ laboratories where we test hundreds of raw materials and blend them together to make truly effective, easy to use products that do exactly what they are supposed to time and time again. We’re striving continually to better ourselves and improve as our customers and technical partners set us new challenges that we thrive on solving.
Founder & Managing Director
Jewelultra products are manufactured at our factory in Loughborough, UK, in the heart of England. From here they are filled, packed and shipped all over the globe from Asia to America and everywhere in between. The company was originally founded by John Boseley under the name Lacroe in 1974. Lacroe produced high quality car care products which were developed and tested in Sweden to deal with the harsh Scandinavian climate. John is still to this day Jewelultra’s MD and remains passionate about making quality products with unrivalled customer service. John built the company up to be a major supplier of Car Care Products in the UK and around the world in the 70’s and 80’s. The company built an enviable reputation in supplying own branded products to car manufacturers including VW Group, Nissan, Toyota, Volvo, Citroen, Peugeot and BMW.
In the 1980’s Lacroe’s chemists developed Diamondbrite which was a 2 stage process which once applied to vehicle paintwork gave a high gloss protective invisible layer. After extensive testing it was found that this layer gave enhanced protection from Bird Droppings, Tree Sap, Insect Marks, Traffic Film and the Suns UV Rays. In fact they were so confident in the products qualities that they gave it a 6 year Guarantee.
In 1992 the company was relaunched under the name Jewelultra, with John Boseley still the MD. At about that time regulations were being introduced which meant that car manufacturers had to reduce the amount of lead that was in car paint. This was of course for environmental reasons, and meant that whilst it was better for the planet the paint became thinner and more prone to fading and wear and tear. Diamondbrite was the ideal product to give that additional protection and as a result the company grew steadily over the next 20 or so years and now Diamondbrite is a household name in Paint Protection. In addition the product has been continually developed and improved to keep up with new paint technologies and a harsher polluting environment. Jewelultra are now so confident in the quality of Diamondbrite Paint and Fabric Protection that the product now comes with a lifetime Guarantee in the UK.
In 2008 Jewelultra purchased the company that manufactured the products for them so became a manufacturer rather than just a marketing company. Jewelultra now manufacture over 100 products for the Car, Caravan, Marine and Motorcycle market, as well as making a huge range of bulk chemicals. One of the benefits of being a manufacturer is that we can make virtually any chemical to the customers own specification.
The company is now a wholly owned UK company and is a global supplier of Automotive, Marine, Leisure, Motorcycle, Aviation and Valeting Chemicals and is truly a family business with one of John’s sons and grandson involved in the business.
A landmark in the companies history was achieved when Jewelultra celebrated its 25th Anniversary. The company celebrated by having an event for all its 32 staff at Off Limits in Nottingham. This involved a competition based on Channel 4’s Crystal Maze, as well as Off Road Buggies and Pistol Shooting. Everyone then went to a local hotel where staff were separated into teams for a Quiz. Picture of the winning team below.
This year saw the launch of 2 significant products for the company. Ultravision is a personalised video presentation video presentation system for use in the automotive Sales and Aftersales environments. Diamondbrite Wheel Protectors were also introduced to the range to protect alloy wheels from damage which can be expensive to repair.
As everyone knows this was an unprecedented year with the Covid-19 pandemic dominating the headlines. For Jewelultra it created both a threat and an opportunity. With car dealers closing their doors on the 23rd of March we had to think quickly as like a lot of businesses orders stopped virtually overnight. As we are a manufacturer and not just a marketing company, we were able to switch to making Hand and Surface Sanitisers which at the time were in huge demand. We were able to donate product to the NHS, the MOD, Hospices, Schools and Doctors Surgeries in their hour of need. Once the dealers opened up again we developed a ‘Back to Business’ strategy to help them sell and service cars safely. Retail sales increased considerably during 2020 as many people were on Furlough or working from home. With time on their hands many turned to cleaning their car, caravan, motorhome, campervan, motorbike and boat. With Diamondbrite offering every cleaning product we were ideally placed to assist with the consumer’s needs.