The origins of the dry cleaning business go back to 1817 when Johnson Brothers started in business in Liverpool as silk dyers. In 1920, Johnson Brothers joined forces in amalgamation with two dry cleaning companies, Jas Smith & Son and Flinn & Son Ltd of Brighton. Further expansion of the Group took place over the next 60 years until Johnsons became the largest dry cleaning organisation in the country.
Johnson Cleaners UK Ltd (JCUK) was formed in 1995 when the 12 operating companies, which made up the Johnson Group in the UK at that time, were restructured into just two companies.
In 1995, JCUK opened its Specialist Service Centre in Rugby to meet the growing demand for specialist services from our customers. The Specialist Service Centre utilises the latest technologies, in terms of equipment and cleaning solvents, in order to support JCUK’s traditional dry cleaning facilities available at the branches.