Fairey Industrial Ceramics Limited (FICL) is part of the Mantec group of companies. Mantec is a diverse ceramics group, manufacturing both industrial and consumer products. Although FICL is no longer part the same group of companies as Royal Doulton it retains the sole world-wide right to manufacture drinking water filters under the Doulton. brand name. The world-renowned British Berkefeld. and Fairey water filter brand names are also within the FICL portfolio.
FICL is headquartered in the "Potteries" region of the North West of England, famous for its ceramic industry. The company employs more than 60 people and exports to 140 countries around the world. FICL is now solely focussed on the manufacture of drinking water filter systems for residential and light commercial applications.
All products are manufactured in FICL's UK factory under International Standards Organisation (ISO-9001) conditions. To ensure the highest product quality and consistency, FICL has its own testing and laboratory facilities on site.
Additionally, FICL maintains an ongoing programme of third part testing and approval in order to ensure that its products meet the highest world standards for food safety and performance integrity.
Doulton® is proud to have been a pioneer in providing families with access to clean drinking water since 1826. Using 100% natural materials, our ceramic water filters improve the look, odour and taste of tap water by filtering out 99.99% plus of contaminants, filtering out bacteria, cysts and particles while keeping in all of the healthy minerals.
Located in North Staffordshire, the heart of the UK’s traditional pottery industry, Doulton® manufactures and distributes ceramic filtration solutions to 140 countries across the globe.
Our commitment to excellence in water filtration is built on years of innovation and maintaining the highest international standards to ensure the best quality products every time. Doulton® has received multiple industry certifications and actively promotes an eco-friendly ethos by making products that are derived from naturally-occurring raw materials.
The Doulton Story
Our water filters harness the power of ceramics - one of the oldest and most effective methods of water filtration.
It was in 1826, that Henry Doulton invented the concept of the contemporary ceramic candle water filter. He discovered that filtering water through porous ceramic would prevent people from falling ill due to cholera and other waterborne diseases.
Doulton® continues to build on his life work, having achieved numerous awards and international accreditations for sustained commitment to innovation, ensuring that the water you and your family drink is clean, tasty and free from harmful contaminants.