About us

History

Groene Beer (Green Bear) Netherlands has been established since 1993 by two students from University Nijenrode with a vision to create a distribution and production centre for natural organic, biodegradable products for the consumer. They succeeded in designing, manufacturing and producing natural, non toxic and environmental friendly cleaning and beauty products, making it affordable and practical. Ingrid Visser joined them in 1995, streamlining the business and increasing its market share. Bringing in a new purpose, the company went from strength to strength. Ingrid also committed Groene Beer to donate 1% of its profits to the Panda Park, Chengdu, China and adopting one of their pandas.

 

In 1997 we are proud to say that we became the first company to introduce microfibre cloths to the general public. 2002 saw Groene Beer developing from direct sales to the internet market.

From these beginnings, Green Bear has developed over the years into one of the world’s largest unique producer of ecological detergents and cleansing products. With its own laboratories in Rotterdam, we are able to design products fit for purpose and bespoke products for the industry. Now boasting over 400 consultants and resellers in Europe and still growing.

 

 

Based in Zeewolde, Netherlands it has its own warehousing and distribution centre. Groene Beer Inter Fibpres) has seen its operation go from strength to strength. In the past few years it has added the industrial consumer to its repertoire of products, developing bespoke products for the industry, a market that is growing rapidly as more become conscious of the carbon foot print of our planet. Our new commercial brand of Green Bear Industrial products (GBI) is quickly becoming one of the most popular brands with companies wanting to contribute to helping our environment. We do not just produce the same product in bulk as the practice has been with most companies; we have designed stronger, more customised for purpose products, for the industry but keeping it natural – a 100% pure and natural.

 

 

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Green Bears and Giant Pandas

Over the years Ingrid with Groene Beer has been very active in supporting a Giant Panda theme park in Chengdu, China. It is the sole centre in the world which carries out researches on and breeding of, giant pandas through relocating them to a man-made environment with an imitation outdoor ecological landscape.

For the past 7 years Groene Beer has donated 1% of all profits for this very worthy cause.

 

 

 

 


Green Bear UK

Mike, Carin, Bianca &Tanya Knowlton - Green Bear UK2008 saw the launch of the UK based website “Green Bear UK” run by Mike, Carin, Bianca & Tanya and has hit the ground running which you will see from the updates in our News section.

All the team at Green Bear UK and Groene Beer NL are increasingly aware of the responsibility of us all to respect our environment and therefore we only design, produce or select products that are environmentally benign or have clear environmental advantages over standard like for like products offered, by offering you transparency and complying with all current legislation, you should feel relaxed in your purchases. We all believe passionately in doing what we can for the carbon footprint of the world and we have offered a simplistic and easy way for normal people to do their bit with no real hardship or cost.

We look forward to your custom on our UK website over the forthcoming years.

 

Green Bear UK Team

"A healthy environment requires an investment in humanity and the support of a caring global community"

Steve Erwin

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