24 July, 2017

Quaker Chemical and Houghton International to combine

08 June, 2017

Quaker Chemical Corporation and Houghton International Inc. – companies with a combined 250-year history as providers of process fluids, chemical specialties, and technical knowhow to the global primary metals and metalworking industries – have executed a definitive agreement to combine the companies.


Both Quaker Chemical and Houghton International are headquartered in the Philadelphia US area. "The proposed combination of Quaker Chemical and Houghton International represents the next phase of our evolution, and stays true to the vision of growing in our core specialties," said Michael F. Barry, chairman and CEO of Quaker Chemical. “Joining forces with Houghton International combines two highly complementary businesses, each having a long history of building tremendous expertise, technology and customer-centric cultures dedicated to delivering long-term sustainable value to customers, shareholders and associates. The new company will capitalise on best practices and expertise from both businesses." Sanjay Hinduja, chairman of Houghton International, which is owned by the Hinduja Group through its Gulf Oil business, commented: “We are pleased to enter this agreement to unite these two distinguished and global companies. Together we will strengthen our capabilities and business models to better serve the global market and all our stakeholders.”

Highly complementary transaction

Combining Quaker Chemical’s and Houghton International’s product solutions and service offerings will allow the new company to better serve customers in the automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, metals, mining, machinery, marine, offshore, and container industries. The business will have one of the world’s most expansive metalworking platforms comprised of specialty products that include removal fluids, forming fluids, protecting fluids, heat treating fluids, industrial lubricants and greases.




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