Antiseptol International Company started operations in South Africa in 1954. It was registered as a Propriety Limited Company in 1959. In its beginning it supplied mainly mission and mine hospitals with specialised antiseptics, disinfectants and hygiene products. In the late 1960s, it bought the cosmetic, hair and toiletry products manufacturing subsidiary of Federale Volksbelegings Limited. This is what led in time to the present hair care products factory at the Kaaprand premises.