Rentokil Initial Plc has roots going as far 1902 when Georg Neumann set up the Bakteriologisk Laboratorium Ratin Company. A.P. Bigelow set up the Initial Towel Company in 1903, and the companies went on to spawn Rentokil Initial in 1925. Rentokil operates in the business services industry and five major sectors. The company offers pest control services, hygiene services (industrial cleaning and disinfection), the supply of workwear, installation of plant displays, and healthcare waste management. The company acquired over 300 companies along its lifetime that enable it to operate in many other sectors, including textile and security services.
Rentokil Initial Plc has its headquarters in Camberly, UK. The company’s shares trade on the London Stock Exchange using the symbol RTO. Rentokil is part of the prestigious FTSE 100 component that brings together the top 100 companies by market capitalization listed on the LSE. The company’s primary market is the UK and the US, but it operates internationally.