Beginning in 1959, Syd W. Collier Co. Ltd. started selling
floor cleaning equipment and chemicals to the Sanitation industry.
By 1963, the company had developed a complete line of floor
machines and vacuums, which incorporated unique ideas and
was awarded several patents. As the company grew, Cleancare
International became the new marketing name.
1964 the company's first foreign market was opened with a
distributor in Lima, Peru, leading to an assembly plant built
to service the South American market.
1964 Syd noticed that carpet cleaning - a rapidly changing
field - was an obviously profitable market. There were no
books or courses offered on carpet cleaning, so he established
Carpet Clinic (a new company) to test new equipment and chemical
products specifically aimed at carpet cleaning. This company
soon began to train technicians and owners of cleaning businesses
on how to develop a successful carpet and upholstery cleaning
business with equipment and chemicals from Cleancare International.
1967 Syd Collier designed, manufactured and had patented the
first carpet Hot Water Extractor (steam cleaner) with an adjustable
brush (called a Stream Brush), which was an enormous success
1973 Syd's son, David, became involved in management of Carpet
Clinic and Cleancare International - following about 10 years
of part-time involvement and completion of his university
education. David brought new vigor to the companies and with
his youth and practical experience. He directed most of his
efforts towards the sales and marketing aspects of the companies.
In 1980 Cleancare International was purchased by G.H. Wood
& Co. Ltd, a 60 year old Canadian company in the sanitation
the past 40 years the Colliers have set up more than 600 independent
carpet and upholstery cleaning business world wide and have
gained an enormous wealth of experience in the cleaning industry.
Syd Collier retired in 1995 at the age of 76. David consults
with his father as his special expertise and knowledge of
business and the industry is invaluable. He also makes special
appearances at training sessions.
S. Collier, President and owner of FabriZone Canada Ltd. has
been an industry pioneer in his own right - starting his apprenticeship
in the cleaning industry early, working part-time at Carpet
Clinic through school and becoming Sales and Marketing Director
of Cleancare International. David conceived and launched FabriZone
Cleaning Systems concept in 1981. He has been successful in
recruiting top executive talent to support the FabriZone affiliates
and continues to strive toward making FabriZone the number
one name in quality cleaning throughout the world.
is currently expanding our affiliate program through North
America and around the world.