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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.
The 13th ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference
Countdown to 2020: Mitigating volatility and increasing efficiencies across the region
For thirteen years, the ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference has been the leading market-focussed conference for the Asian region.
With unrivalled content and unparalleled networking, this meeting played host, in 2018, to over 300 senior attendees.
Taking place 25-27 June 2019 in Singapore, this year’s event will once again provide high-level content for those looking to hear about the direction of the Asian base oils, lubricants and transportation markets, as well as business-critical networking for those looking to foster existing relationships and build new ones across the continent.
Key topics for 2019 include:
- Shifting gears: How the implementation of Euro VI equivalents is progressing across Asia
- How the growing economy of Indonesia is reflected in its lubricant business
- Early implementation of IMO 2020 in Asia
- Group II: Impact of additional capacities globally on Asia
What is the impact of the global crude price crash on the lubricants industry in Asia?
Register on www.icisevents.com/asianbaseoils with code ABO19ONLUBE.Read more
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