At the Forefront of Innovation Since 1966
Biocel endeavours to grow year on year, providing chemicals that enrich our customers by supporting communities, providing fair employment and protecting our planet.
Meet Our Team
Karl C. McCarthy, PhD, CDipAF, MRSC
Technical & Innovation
where it all began …
DR. KARL MCCARTHY
Founder and CEO of BIOCEL
Biocel is at the Forefront of Innovation since it was Founded by Brewing Chemist and Former International Cyclist Karl McCarthy for the Supply of Products to the Irish Brewing and Dairy Sectors in the 1960”s.
The company is founded by Dr Karl McCarthy on the 7th July 1966, shortly after he was elected and admitted as a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chemistry on the 20th May 1966.
Dr. McCarthy toured Japan. He visited companies such as The Kirin Beer Company in Takasaki, Gunma, pictured above, to share ideas in brewing methods.
Biocel Ltd. is certified under the Quality Management Systems certification IS0:9000, The Worlds leading Quality Management standard.
Biocel Ltd. is certified under the FAMI-QS system, which regulates and controls the hygiene and safety requirements for companies involved with speciality feed ingredients and their mixtures.
through the years …
The Royal Institute of Chemistry
Karl greets a fellow competitor back in his days as an International Racing Cyclist.
where we are now …
thinking to the future …
Luke, Maura and Karl on site at the manufacturing plant in Co Cork.
Biocel Ltd. currently employs approximately 28 people who are all expertly trained in their fields.
Our Research and Development Staff are highly experienced in the formulation of bespoke chemical products and chemicals that enrich.
Our state of the art facilities allows us to develop your product to your individual needs and specifications.
We excel in product development, technical services, engineering back-up and customer care:
Work with us
Our products are manufactured at our plant in Cork, Ireland. Our facilities include four dedicated manufacturing plants, covered and uncovered storage areas and a number of bulk chemical storage tanks. We deliver our products throughout the island of Ireland using our dedicated fleet of Hazchem compliant vehicles.
Hazchem Compliant Vechicles
State of the Art Manufacturing Plants
clients we continue to deliver for include …
devoted to quality in every aspect of our organisation …
Priority Customer Care & Support Services
We pride ourselves on our Reliable, Quick and Responsive service to all our customers.
We also offer an excellent sales and marketing support services for Industrial Users and Wholesale Contractors.
This includes frequent customer visits, chemical awareness training, system optimisation audits, product development advice, cleaning schedule preparation and KPI development of chemicals and associated costs.
Work with us and discover Chemicals that Enrich.
- Technical Support Services:
This includes site support, equipment installation and product optimisation.
- Engineering Services:
For equipment supply and installation, chemical compatibility advice, plant shutdown operations (de-scaling and deep cleaning).
Carried out by a qualified safety specialist.
- Cleaning Schedules:
Prepared by experienced, qualified personnel.
- Rapid Response:
All service personnel can be contacted on home and mobile numbers 24 hours a day.
Awards & Accreditations
Biocel has been awarded ISO:9001 which is an internationally recognised quality management system (QMS) standard. Click here for a full list of our awards and accreditations.
The Karl McCarthy Prize
In recognition of our founder the late Dr Karl McCarthy’s contribution to the development of the Irish Processing industry. Click here to find out more about this distinguished award.
We believe that in the Chemical Industry, Responsible Business is Good Business. Here at Biocel, our responsibilities, like our customers, are at the core of our business. Read More