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Welcome to Malco Automotive – A Legacy of Excellence in Automotive Detailing

At Malco Automotive, we proudly stand as a fourth-generation, family-owned brand with a 70-year history of excellence in supplying the finest detailing chemicals to the automotive industry. Established in 1953, our roots run deep, fostering a legacy built on family values, innovation, and unwavering commitment to quality.

70 Years of Automotive Excellence:

Malco Automotive has been at the forefront of the automotive detailing industry for seven decades, crafting high-quality, professional-grade cleaning and detailing products.

Global Reach, Local Touch:

From humble beginnings, we've grown into a global force, serving the automotive industry in over 70 countries. Our products have become synonymous with quality on a global scale, yet our commitment to personalized service and a family-oriented approach remains at the heart of everything we do.

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Trusted Partnerships

Malco Automotive is not just a brand; we are your trusted partner in the automotive detailing journey. Our expansive product line, featuring over 150 specially formulated automotive solutions, reflects our dedication to meeting the diverse needs of professionals and enthusiasts around the world. We take pride in being your most reliable automotive detailing supplies partner.

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

Since 2021, Malco has proudly served as the official detailing partner for the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and Museum. This exclusive partnership places Malco Automotive detailing products before an annual audience exceeding 1 million visitors. The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America relies on the exceptional quality of Malco Automotive detailing products for meticulously cleaning and maintaining their permanent exhibits and special displays. It is an honor that the museum places its trust in Malco, allowing our high-quality detailing products to grace some of the most iconic cars in the annals of racing history. For an unforgettable experience, we invite you to visit the museum in Daytona, where you can take a tour and witness firsthand the meticulous care that Malco brings to preserve these legendary vehicles.

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Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course & Driving School

Since 2004, Malco has proudly served as the official detailing partner of the legendary Mid-Ohio racetrack, focusing specifically on the Mid-Ohio Driving School. Each year, the school imparts training to novices and amateur racers and conducts teen driving courses. As the designated Official Detailing Products provider for the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Malco contributes winner's circle prizes for driving school participants and offers giveaways for the car corrals during various events throughout the racing season. Additionally, Malco supplies top-quality products to ensure the school's fleet of cars maintains a polished appearance year-round.

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The International Soap Box Derby® 

Headquartered in nearby Akron, Ohio, The International Soap Box Derby® is a world-famous youth-based gravity racing series promoting STEM-based education and leadership. Since 2009, Malco Automotive has proudly partnered with the derby to encourage youth to maintain the appearance of their cars while achieving top speeds and in steadfast support of the organization's mission. By fostering the intersection of education and racing excitement, Malco Automotive plays a vital role in empowering the next generation. These hand-built cars, equipped with impressive engineering, also serve as canvases for creative and beautiful designs, embodying the spirit of innovation and artistic expression encouraged by this iconic event.

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Team Sahlen – Endurance Racing Team

Since 1984, Team Sahlen has had a rich history in endurance racing with over 125 victories, 12 diver championships, and over 325 podiums. The team's racers put in over 100+ hours going around the track every season.  And with these many hours of racing, the team's Porsches tend to get very, very dirty. Starting in 2024, Team Sahlen is partnering with Malco® Automotive to provide the entire race team with detailing products to keep their cars looking good on and off the track.

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Live Fast Motorsports

Malco Automotive proudly serves as the Official Detailing Products supplier for the NASCAR Cup team Live Fast Motorsports and Xfinity team BJ McLeod Motorsports. The collaboration with Live Fast Motorsports commenced in 2021 when team co-owner Matt Tifft, a long-time friend of Malco President Seth Glauberman's, reached out to Malco for support. Since then, Matt, BJ, and their entire teams have placed their trust in Malco Automotive products to ensure their cars are race-ready every weekend from February to November. Supporting owner Matt Tifft and owner-driver BJ McLeod in their pursuit of victory is a genuine honor for the entire Malco organization.

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Lake Erie Walleye Trail & Fall Brawl

Starting in the 2023 season, Malco Automotive and Presta Marine proudly became the official automotive and marine detailing partners for the Lake Erie Walleye Trail and the annual Walleye Fall Brawl. This non-profit organization governs fishing tournaments throughout the Lake Erie region, including some large-stakes championship prizes. Malco and Presta generously sponsor the season, providing competitors with top-quality products to ensure their boats and tow rigs stay clean and ready to reel in the big one.

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Historic Racing Legend "Ohio" George Montgomery

Malco Automotive's history with racing dates to the late 1950s, when Malco founder Murray Glauberman agreed to be the primary sponsor for "Ohio George" Montgomery and his 1933 Willys race car. Malco continued to sponsor George throughout his career as a seven-time U.S. Nationals Drag Racing winner and was honored to attend his induction into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2021. Malco continues to celebrate this partnership and George's legacy.

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Our Extensive Product Portfolio:

At Malco Automotive, where passion meets performance in the detailing and car care industry, we offer over 150 professional-grade automotive detailing and car care solutions designed to nurture your vehicle inside and out. Our extensive portfolio reflects our commitment to excellence, from degreasers and wheel cleaners to car washes, compounds, polishes, waxes, ceramic coatings, and interior cleaners.

Join the Malco Automotive Family:

As we celebrate 70 years of innovation, growth, and trust, we invite you to join the Malco Automotive family. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an enthusiast, be a part of a legacy that continues to redefine industry standards. Explore our range of products, discover our global presence, and experience the unparalleled quality that has made us a staple in the automotive detailing landscape. Welcome to a family that values excellence, integrity, and the pursuit of automotive perfection – welcome to Malco Automotive.

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A History of Service, Growth, Expansion and Manufacturing


Malco® Products, Inc., located in Akron, Ohio, was founded by Murray Glauberman at age 25 to manufacture Janitorial and Industrial Specialty Chemicals

Malco launches its first automotive detailing product, Leather & Plastic Cleaner, Part No. 1001, beginning the Malco Automotive Distributorship Program.

Malco moved to Barberton, OH, where the global headquarters remains today.

Stuart Glauberman joined the family business after graduating Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Jay Glauberman joined his father and brother pursuing a career in the family business.

Acquired Whiz® Auto Chemicals, oil and fuel additives, from Classic Chemical, and the Climalene® Brand of Products, including, Climalene®, Bowlene®, Soft N Fade® and Cool Blue®, from Northwest Industries.

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Malco purchased the Firestone Synthetic Plant in Akron, Ohio from Firestone Tire, to allow for further growth in contact manufacturing, focusing on bleach and liquid specialty chemical manufacturing.

Murray Glauberman, Founder and President of Malco Products, Inc., passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Stuart Glauberman took over as President and Jay Glauberman as Vice President.

Malco expanded once again and purchased a new facility in Alliance, OH, focusing on the manufacturing of granular products and contract powders.

Acquired Pennsylvania Petroleum International (PPI) World Class Automotive Lubricants, fuel additives and cleaners sold internationally.

Presta® Products launches into the marketplace with products specifically formulated to deliver exceptional results on all painted surfaces. Known in the PBE world as “The Finest of Finishing Products.”

Malco implements the QIT (Quality Improvement Team) process, that continues to this day.

Malco purchased the Twinkle® Trademark from SC Johnson, adding Twinkle® silver, brass and copper, and stainless steel cleaners and polishes to the household cleaning products portfolio.

nuSoft® Fabric Softener and Linit™ Liquid Starch are added to the consumer line of household cleaning brands.

Jay Glauberman, son of Murray Glauberman, and brother to Stuart Glauberman, passed away at age 51. Jay, was an integral part of the third generation of leadership that led Malco for many years. His service and dedication to the Greater Akron community, Malco’s employees, his family, and the effort he put forth to build the proprietary brands at Malco, left our organization with a legacy of pride and accomplishment.

Seth Glauberman joined the company to become the first of the fourth generation of Glaubermans to work at Malco.

Presta® Marine launches to the industry as the premium choice for marine and recreational vehicle detailing products that clean, restore, and protect your investment.

Purchased Zud® Cleanser from Reckitt Benckiser. Purchased Bluette® Laundry Bluing from Homax. Acquired Grease relief® from S.C. Johnson.

Lauren (Glauberman) Osina joined her brother in the next generation of leadership at Malco Products.

Licensed Jubilee® Kitchen Wax from SC Johnson. Jubilee® was SC Johnson’s most requested, discontinued product until Malco brought it back into distribution.

Launched the EPIC® and PACE™ Dual Action Compounding Systems. The Malco® EPIC® product lineup is composed of select, premier products that address paint correction, trim restoration, ceramic coating and interior surface protection.

Stuart Glauberman retires, and Seth Glauberman becomes the 4th Glauberman to be President of Malco Products, Inc.

Malco becomes the exclusive manufacturer and supplier of both Carpet Fresh® No Vacuum Quick Dry Foam Aerosol products and Carpet Fresh® Powder, licensed from WD-40 Company.

Malco expands its manufacturing capabilities with the addition of wipes production technologies.

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