Why Redwood?

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Our history

Redwood Innovations was established in 2005 and has its head office and distribution depot in Waterlooville, Hampshire.


Originally established as a supplier of the Anchor Bond brand of adhesives, we worked with manufacturers in wood and gained a reputation for providing reliable adhesive solutions.


Over the next 3 years we expanded the range to include sanding solutions by the well known Sia Abrasives, manufactured in Switzerland.


Moving into 2010 we could see that a trustworthy supplier of wood finishes was also needed by our customer base. Having analysed a number of paint brands over the next 2 years in 2012 we began to distribute for the Hesse Lignal paints, lacquers and other wood finishes. Developed and manufactured in Hamm,Germany, Hesse Lignal - established in 1910 - shared very similar values to Redwood Innovations making the partnership a very workable one.


Our vision is to assist every responsible manufacturer in wood to become more efficient, improve the operating environment of their staff and reduce their impact on the global environment.

Meet the founder

Richard Albon

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Redwood Innovations was set up thirteen years ago by Richard and has become widely recognised as an outstanding supplier of lacquers, abrasives and adhesives to the marine, furniture, shopfitting & staircase manufacturing industries.

Whilst Richard is no longer so active in the day to day running of the business, his extensive knowledge of wood finishes, abrasives and adhesives regularly comes into play in developing adhesive and wood finishing solutions for existing and new customers.

Outside of work, Richard is very much a family man, and enjoys spending quality time with friends and family. When he’s not playing Grandad to his 8 grandchildren, Richard can often be found tending to the garden or going on long walks in the English countryside.


Redwood has been supplying Benchmark for many years, the customer service has been outstanding and still to this day is a great company to work with. I would recommend them to any other company who require the brilliant product range they can supply at competitive prices. Over the years we have developed an amazing partnership with the staff at Redwood, the product knowledge is clear and no stone is never left unturned to make sure our products are top quality and to the standards our customers expect from Benchmark. Redwood always deliver on time and when you call for help, nothing is a problem and you’re always presented with a couple of solutions which save the day.

Chris Jordan, Product Manager, Benchmark

To discuss your requirements, give us a call on 023 9223 3310
or email us at sales@redwoodinnovations.co.uk