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Olyslager announces North American office and COO
The global leader in lubricant data, Olyslager Organization is proud to announce the opening of its North American office in Naperville, Illinois. This new location close to Chicago strengthens the global presence of Olyslager and shows its commitment to the North American market. The office will serve clients in the United States and Canada…Read more
New Sandbach Headquarters for PETRICO
Petrico, the specialist distributor of petroleum and chemical products, has relocated to new offices in Sandbach as the company’s European expansion continues. Working in partnership with organisations ranging from small regional niche distributors to global multinationals, Petrico has doubled the size of its business in just 24 months and further growth is anticipated.
“With our work force doubling, our town centre HQ was no longer fit for purpose,” explains Andrew Lamb, Managing Director, Petrico Ltd. “Thankfully, an opportunity arose just 200 yards along the road with the office space and car parking to meet our expanding needs. We wanted to re locate locally to avoid any upheaval for our employees. We all enjoy working in Sandbach, it’s a lovely bustling market town and well located for road, rail and air travel. ”
“The move is all part of future-proofing our business,” continues Lamb. “It’s a smart location that now reflects the quality of our organisation and has the floor space to allow Petrico to continue to grow. It was equally as important to provide our hard working team of 10 people with a spacious and pleasant working environment. It’s an attractive old building but was energy inefficient. As we place great emphasis upon latest technology compounds that enable industry to improve efficiencies and reduce emissions, we decided on moving in to commit time and resources to improve our own carbon footprint. We are working across a range of areas and whilst it’s still early days, we’ve made a good start. For example, the previous tenants were generating 1000 watts of electricity a month and we are already down to 200.”Read more
Petronas ventures into e-mobility with the launch of Petronas Iona at Geneva Motor Show 2019
Petronas Lubricants International (PLI) announced its entry into the electric vehicle (EV) market with its PETRONAS range of e-fluids for passenger cars, as part of the company’s pledge to address the climate challenge and lower CO² emissions with its fluid technology…Read more
Evonik Creates New Oil Additives Business Line
Evonik is merging its specialty methacrylate monomers – the Applications Monomers Product Line – with its current oil additives business to become the new Oil Additives business line within the Resource Efficiency segment. Application Monomers were formerly part of the Methacrylate business of Evonik, which is currently in the process of being sold to US-based private equity firm Advent International…Read more
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Safic-Alcan acquires Langley-Smith & Company
Safic-Alcan UK, a major distributor of specialty chemicals and subsidiary of the Safic-Alcan Group, announces that it has acquired 100% of Langley-Smith & Company.Read more
Langley-Smith was established in 1907 and is a specialty chemicals distributor in United Kingdom, Ireland and mainland Europe, with a focus on adhesives, paint and coatings, polymer modification, road marking and rubber processing, inks and varnishes. It is also a significant player in the beverage, animal feed and detergency sectors. Langley-Smith is an excellent fit with Safic-Alcan’s existing operations.
“The acquisition of Langley-Smith will cement our position as a leader in the specialty chemicals distribution in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as develop our capabilities in mainland Europe” stated Yann Lissillour, Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Safic-Alcan.
David Crow, Owner & Managing Director of Langley-Smith, commented “Combining Langley-Smith‘s longstanding presence and expertise with Safic-Alcan‘s excellent international network will open a new chapter for both companies‘ industrial businesses“.
“Langley-Smith is a family business that shares our values. They have decades of technical experience in-house from a variety of backgrounds, which enables them to provide “innovative solutions”. Trusted by customers and suppliers, we are grateful that the owners will ensure a smooth transition to preserve the unrivalled expertise” concluded Philippe Combette, CEO of Safic-Alcan.
Women in the World of Lubricants
On International Women’s Day, read how women in the world of lubricants better balance our industry (originally published in the December 2018 edition of Lube Magazine, Issue No. 148).Read more
Lubricant Blending and Quality Assurance
David Whitby outlines his new book, Lubricant Blending and Quality Assurance, and why it is an essential resource for anyone involved in supply of high quality lubricants.Read more
Lubricant and Waste oils data reporting – essential to business decisions!
The latest news and developments from GEIR, provided by Christian Hartmann.Read more
Attributes of champion lubricant plants, Americas
Following on from his article in Lube Issue No. 149 concerning lubricant plants in the EMEA regions, Omer Chowdhury of PIMS explores the ways in which American champion lubricant plants are streamlining complexity and downtime to increase plant efficiency.Read more