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Ebac Dehumidifier History


Ebac - 30 Years of Excellence

Ebac was founded in the UK in 1972 and are now world leaders in dehumidifier technology, design and patent technology.


Chairman and founder John Elliott MBE DL, was born near Bishop Auckland in 1943. A draftsman by trade, John entered into self-employment in the early 70s and won a contract to produce industrial dehumidifiers for a national construction group.
The dehumidifier order led to Ebac’s foundation, with John as its only member of staff, back in 1973. His dedication and drive soon saw it grow and seven years later it reached its first £1M turn-over.


One year later, in 1980, John developed the UK’s first mass-produced domestic dehumidifier, which effectively created the British market for this product type, and the company blossomed.

Staying true to his roots John has never considered following the UK manufacturing trend and move Ebac’s production abroad.  With innovation and dedication to quality as its lead words, Ebac has instead been able to expand its facilities in the UK’s North East. John’s part in this success was formally recognised in 1986 when he was awarded an MBE for Services to Small Business.


At Ebac we are proud to say that we were the first British company to recognise a need for dehumidifiers in our homes. We discovered that excess moisture could be a potential problem but one that could easily be avoided – in spite of the unpredictable nature of the British weather!


Our commitment to protecting your homes from excess moisture and condensation has meant that since launch we have been the UK’s number one dehumidifier brand.


We are constantly innovating and working hard to improve our products and services.
Today, our range of dehumidifiers includes some of the smallest, quietest and highest-performing models available – which are the features that our customers continually ask us for. So, not only do we know what the British weather holds in store, we also know just what you want from a dehumidifier.


That’s why it makes perfect sense to buy a dehumidifier that’s been made – and tested – right here in the UK.