Barco Caribbean

About Us

Our Company

Barco Caribbean Limited is one of the leading manufacturing companies in Jamaica and a power house in household and personal care products. We export our products to Europe, United States of America, South America and the wider Caribbean countries. Our responsibility is to be an ethical corporate citizen—but our opportunity is something far greater, and is embodied in business model of treating every person like Family.

Our Purpose

We will provide branded products and services of superior quality and value that improve the lives of the world’s consumers, now and for generations to come. As a result, consumers will reward us with leadership sales, profit and value creation, allowing our people, our shareholders and the communities in which we live and work to prosper. 

Our History

Jamaican owned and produced products are what we believe will drive the market and economy in all our favour; thus building a greater standard of living for our consumers. We believe our profitability lies in the heart of our consumers and their purchasing power. And we have taken pride in serving them in the highest standard. We have benefited and continue to observe our social responsibility to the market. Our focus on building brands for the consumers has kept us as one of the market leaders for thirty nine years. Our founder, Billy Rhoden started this company with a few key values which have been maintained to serve our country and its citizens.

Our Product History

1975

Billy Rhoden created Barco and immediately started to manufacture petroleum jelly and from there, Purlene was born. Then came Tropic Glow Hair-dress and Conditioner.

1979

Purlene Hair Food gave the Purlene brand variety.

1985

Purelene Shampoo and Conditioner.

1987

Purlene Cocoa Butter came and dominated the Jamaican market and is still one of the most exported product in Jamaica.

1989

The household dynamo brand Pal was developed. The Rhoden boys joined the company to help their dad to run the company and have placed their mark on the company and have never looked back.

1990
Pal Dishwashing Liquid was launched to introduce Barco to the supermarket trade.
1991
Nailtex was introduced in the market and the Personal Care products were being pushed. Barco since then has a wide range of personal care and household products to hold the entire market.
1995
Royal Rubbing Alcohol regular and winter green.
1997
Clearview Glass Cleaner.
2000
Chlorite Bleach and Tops Cleaner.
2001
Bill Rhoden stepped down in 2001 to allow his sons to take the company into the future.
2005
Super Brite Floor Cleaner.
2008
Trill Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softner.
2010
Started their food brand Island Chef.
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