Scot Young Research’s unrivalled reputation for quality has established us as a trusted manufacturer of choice across a range of industry sectors.

We understand what makes each sector unique and, as a manufacturer, have the capability to design and produce bespoke products to perfectly match these requirements. Our expertise in cleaning helps teams meet their organisational goals, whilst our global logistical capabilities, combined with our strong customer focus, enable us to exceed service expectations.

Our History


In 1954, Scot Young started a window and floor cleaning business in Toronto, Canada before returning to the UK to open our first offices in Glasgow and Manchester, followed by expansion shortly afterwards in London.


    1957 saw the window cleaning squeegee arrive in the UK with colour coding for cleaning equipment following shortly afterwards.


      In the 1980’s the NHS replaced all cotton mops with our newly developed SYRtex mops and in 1985 we appeared on “Tomorrows World” with Filtakleen.


        The 1990’s saw the release of our Long Tall Sally and Lady buckets in addition to SYRsorb and as we moved into the 21st century Scot Young Research won The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, mainly due to its renowned Interchange System.


          The Space Saver trolley first appeared in 2009 with the Rapid Mop system and MST both following in quick succession.



            In late 2018 Scot Young retired, announcing the appointment of Kimberley Young as Global CEO and Lee Ann Young assisting her as Vice- Global CEO, ensuring the longevity of Scot Young Research Limited as a family run business.

            Scot Young Research’s innovation, invention and development has proceeded at such a rate that today sees three Manufacturing Bases in Great Britain USA and China, all with identical Tooling, Assembly Facilities and Warehousing and a mutual interflow of technological innovation and development.

            Dedicated to helping cleaning organisations, the Scot Young Research International Cleaning Centre is a 5,000 sq. ft. facility put together and used primarily as a Training and Education Centre for all aspects of cleaning. It holds areas for display, demonstration and an information hall.

            Since the very beginning our unique cleaning systems have been carefully designed and built to last, an ethos that is still very present in everything we manufacture today – innovation and quality is still at the heart of everything we do because cleaning matters.

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            About SYR

            Innovation and invention has been at the heart of Scot Young Research since its beginnings in 1954.

            In 1985 the switch was made into manufacturing, influenced by the company’s service roots in cleaning.

            Contact us

            AU Office Address:
            JTY Imports/ Exports Pty Ltd
            22 Raynham St, Salisbury
            Queensland 4107

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            Trading Hours: MON-FRI, 9am-5pm
            (close weekends & public holidays)