100 years of brush making

BRUSH maker Kleeneze-Koti has celebrated its centenary.

The Kleen-e-ze Brush Company was founded in May 1923 in Whitehall and moved to Hanham five years later. It eventually relocated its homecare business to Accrington in 2006 and is now part of Koti, which is based in The Netherlands. The firm continues to employ 35 people in Hanham, where it makes brush strips for industries from agriculture to aerospace, and energy conservation to escalator safety.

To mark 100 years of brush making in Bristol, the company has invited 100 customers, suppliers and former employees to a celebration cream tea.