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Rentokil Initial Celebrates 50 Years In Malaysia

Rentokil Initial celebrates 50 years of "Protecting People, Enhancing Lives" in Malaysia, as the industry leader for pest control and hygiene services. Join us to look back at some of our milestones.
  • 1903

    The origins of Initial brand traced back to 1903, when Mr A P Bigelow introduced towel rental service to the business establishments of London.

  • 1925


    Rentokil was founded by Harold Maxwell-Lefroy in London.  

  • 1967

    Rentokil began Pest Control operations in Malaysia.

  • 1982

    Sanitact Healthcare was introduced.

  • 1987

    Acquired Thomas Cowan and Co (M) Sdn Bhd.

  • 1991

    Washroom Hygiene business was established with the global acquisition of Calmic Hygiene services.

  • 1994

    Rentokil treated the soil around the new Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, to keep what was then the world's tallest building free of termites. 
  • 1997

    Renamed to Rentokil Initial (M) Sdn Bhd.

  • 2001 - 2016

    Major acquisition of companies related to pest control and hygiene services, including CWS and Abadi Hygiene Services.

Customers Who Have Been With Us

In conjunction with Rentokil’s 50th Anniversary celebration, we would love to celebrate the achievements and milestones with people who have contributed to the journey.

Living the motto “Protecting People Enhancing Lives”, Rentokil’s Senior Management Team members visited customers who have stayed with us for as long as 40 years, to get to know these very first supporters of the business better.

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