Our Timeline

2003

VSI established and start of GREEN BAR SOAP production.

2003
2004

Diversify and new lines include Industrial & cleaning chemicals as well as red and yellow bar soap.

2004
2005

Approached by Diversey Pty Ltd. First 3rd Party contract to manufacture carbolic red bar soap to SABS specifications.

First SABS permit – SABS 240 (Carbolic Soap).

2005
2006-2007

Period of good growth establishing VSI as leader in soaps & chemicals for tyre maintenance & repair Industry.

2006-2007
2008

VSI expand, source second premises and split into 2 factories – Liquids and Soap Bars.

2008
2010

Second SABS permit – SABS 235.

Start producing PURITAN green bar soap on Contract for Diversely Pty Ltd.

2010
2013

VSI celebrates 10 year anniversary.  

Awarded 2 more SABS permits (SABS 237 and SABS 825).

BEE Investment 50%

2013
2016

First registered Trade Mark (VITO.)

2016
2017

BEE Investment – VSI now 51% black owned.

2017
2019

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