historyFormula Chemicals is one of Autralia’s largest, privately owned chemical companies. Founded in 1973 by the current owner, Leigh Smart, Formula started out with a handful of products, a single factory building and a vision to excel in product and service quality.

Formula’s commitment to its core values soon began to receive recognition in the marketplace. The business expanded rapidly between 1980 and 1990 when major dairy companies and large food and beverage processors formed a trusting partnership with Formula.

More buildings were acquired. More recently (in June 2005) Formula has acquired the acid, alkali and chlorine business of Glendale Chemicals. Since the Glendale acquisition more neighbouring buildings have been acquired so that Formula continues to operate from this impressive factory site at 82 to 88 Hermitage Road, West Ryde, NSW, the location of Formula’s original factory.

Over the intervening years the next generation of the Smart family has taken active management and service roles in the business. These family members hold key positions working beside Leigh and other executive managers in Administration, Sales and Operations.

The Core values generated and driven by Leigh have become an automatic code of operation. Our customers are aware of the benefits to them of these core values and understand how they flow through to Formulas reliable product and service quality.

Formula’s commitment to quality and service is evidenced by it’s achievements.

  • Family owned & operated business since 1973
  • First specialty chemical manufacturer in NSW to achieve ISO accreditation in 1992
  • Onsite laboratory & chemist
  • Ability to formulate & develop products
  • AQIS approved range of specialty chemicals for the export of red meat
  • Largest chlor alkali re packer in NSW
  • Water treatment chemicals
  • Re-packing, toll blending facilities for liquids & powders
  • Supplying NSW wide with our own fleet, interstate through third party transport providers.
  • 100% on time delivery rating with large multinational companies
  • Bulk pumpouts from 1000L to 20000L of chlor alkali products
  • We offer all our customers work cover standard of training for the handling and storage of dangerous goods
  • Leigh Smart is a qualified Food Safety Auditor and Dangerous Goods Inspector
  • Testimonials from blue-chip customers endorsing and lauding Formulas Quality systems and Service record abound.

Formula Chemicals business has diversified into the following main areas.

  1. Food & Beverage
  2. Toll Manufacturing & Repacking
  3. Industrial
  4. Pool Chemicals
  5. Transport – Road / Rail / Mining
  6. Equipment