Numatic International Limited, founded in 1969 by Chris Duncan, is a British company with a large manufacturing facility located in Chard, Somerset in south-west England.
Numatic manufactures a variety of domestic, commercial and industrial cleaning and maintenance equipment with a worldwide distribution, being one of the major producers of vacuum cleaners in the UK.
The company has about 700 employers and produces 4500 units per day out of which 40% are for export. Numatic is solely owned by its founder, Chris Duncan, who created the compact shape for its flagship "Henry" vacuum cleaner back in 1981. Since then, over 7 million have been produced and sold worldwide.