Commercial & Industrial Cleaning Supplies (Pty) Ltd or 'CICS' was founded in 1905 with premises in Loop Street, Cape Town, and in Kimberley. The current name was adopted in 1956, when the well-known products were also launched, producing dishwasher, detergents, bleach and disinfectant products. The was opened in 1996 for the convenience of local customers at 75 Hout Street, in Cape Town.
In addition to the Exitol products, the company has a comprehensive range of such as brushware, hardware, protective clothing, scouring pads, electric bulbs and tubing, containers and many other cleaning requirements. The company also offers expert advice on tackling any cleaning problems.