A History of Drywite

Making fish friers happy since 1933...

Drywite Limited evolved from the Pioneer Potato Company Ltd, which was incorporated by my grandfather Harold G Lee on 20th July 1933 when at just fourteen years of age, my father Malcolm had the inspired idea of selling ready peeled potatoes door to door in his local neighbourhood.

To overcome the problem of his peeled potatoes discolouring when kept out of water, my father formulated his own preservative, which caused such interest among local fish friers that he was soon to give up his peeled potato business to concentrate on the production of his preservative, which was patented and named Drywite.

In 1935 the company changed its name to Drywite Ltd and concentrated on the manufacture of Drywite Potato Preparation together with a range of other suitable products for the Fish Frying Industry. Today Drywite Products are used in most Fish and Chip shops as well as by General Caterers throughout the World.

We also supply a growing range of specialist products to Vegetable and Fruit Processing companies, the NHS, the Prison Service and many other major organisations.

How we can help you

We have been listening to our customers for almost one hundred years. As part of our ISO 9001 Quality Management System, we welcome customer feedback and use it to help us update and improve our product range. We also operate an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System to minimise the environmental footprint of our Drywite Products. The organisation of our systems have been described as ‘outstanding’.

Our products are available through a well-established network of wholesale distributors and cash & carry outlets. However, should you experience any difficulties in obtaining our products, our highly experienced and knowledgeable members of staff are here to help you locate your nearest distributor.

Please contact us by email: enquiries@drywite.co.uk or telephone our sales hotline on 01384 569556.

Kelvin Lee Managing Director
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