Day-Impex was founded on 22nd July 1946 by Guy Berger and his brother-in-law, David Yorke. Based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, Day-Impex imported and exported glass giftware, quickly establishing that many of the products such as thermometers, could be manufactured in-house. This transformed the company and it has remained a glass manufacturer to this day.


Day-Impex continued to expand the sprinkler bulb manufacturing capabilities and now uses automatic equipment to produce a range of bulbs from 2.5 mm to 12mm diameter bulbs.

In the 1970’s, product development led to the introduction of the DILVAC range of Dewar Flasks and other laboratory glass products.

In 1990, recognising the need for greater personal hygiene in the workplace and laboratory environments, the LabGUARD and ProCARE range of laboratory soap and hand care products were launched.

To complement our LabGUARD and ProCARE products, we also became the sole UK Distributor of Rely+On™ Virkon™ disinfectants and Rely+On™ PeraSafe™ sterilisers.