Elliott Brothers Air Control was founded in 1972. After a brief period working for other people - John Elliott made the decision to go it alone and so Ebac was born.
From a single order of 16 dehumidifiers, John Elliott and his brothers fashioned together a basic manufacturing plant in a family poultry farm and delivered the order on time and on budget. This one order was to be the start of something big.
Encouraged by the popularity of their products with their first customer - Ebac continued to grow and develop. Builder dryers were developed – better than any of the competitionand customers loved them. By 1979 Ebac had reach £1m turnover for the very first time.
Ebac now takes it’s industrial expertise and applies it to consumer products. By the end of the 1980’s Ebac are now the leading brand of dehumidifier and selling almost 100,000 units per year
Families suffering with condensation and damp now have a solution and thousands buy Ebac’s new domestic dehumidifier
John Elliott is awarded an MBE by the Queen for services to small business. A recognition of his outstanding success and contribution to the local community.
Growth in the USA for industrial dehumidifiers and growth throughout Europe for domestic dehumidifiers see Ebac enjoy even more growth.
Using all their product design and manufacturing excellence Ebac enter the fast growing watercooler market and achieve immediate success.
Within a few years Ebac are now market leaders of dehumidifiers and watercoolers in the UK and Europe.
Patents for the innovative Smart Control system and Watertrail technology are gained and cement Ebac’s position as innovators in all markets.
The new millennium sees Ebac continue to grow. With turnover now over £40m and 250 employees Ebac has become a County Durham institution
Solid growth in the dehumidifier and watercooler market of previous decades had now reduced and Ebac embarked on it’s most adventurous project ever. Entering the washing machine market with a £8m investment into plant and facilities
Using all their product design and manufacturing excellence Ebac enter the fast-growing washing machine market and achieve immediate success.
It quickly becomes apparent that Ebac’s washing machine is a hit. Becoming the highest rated machine on Trust Pilot and selling out several times in the first 36 months. Ebac scales up production to meet consumers demand for higher quality longer lasting appliances with lower environmental impact