LEADERS IN INDUSTRIAL PROCESS FLUIDS COMBINE TO FORM QUAKER HOUGHTON
A Strategic Combination is Formed
Quaker Chemical and Houghton International, have combined to create Quaker Houghton, the global leader in industrial process fluids to the primary metals and metalworking markets, with one mission: to keep our customers ahead in a changing world.
“We are rooted in companies commonly acknowledged as authorities in industrial fluids and valued experts in customer processes,” said Mr.Michael F. Barry, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of the new company. Mr. Barry, who previously served Quaker Chemical in similar capacities, went on to say, “Our similar cultures and values, combined with the talent and resources we bring to Quaker Houghton, create exciting opportunities to deliver innovative solutions that will help our customers’ operations run even more efficiently and effectively.”
“Our foundation will be the same customer-intimate operating model that has been key to the success of our customers,” Mr. Barry said. “Moving forward together, we will draw upon our rich history and shared expertise to enhance our product and service offerings and continue to deliver value-added service expertise to our customers.”
The company’s combined breadth of product and service offerings can be found in end-markets such as aerospace, aluminum, automotive, machinery, can manufacturing, industrial parts manufacturing, mining, offshore, steel, and tube and pipe industries. Specific products the company offers include metal cutting and forming fluids, corrosion protection fluids, specialty hydraulic fluids, and steel and aluminum rolling oils.
In Thailand, the ceremony to celebrate the combination of the two companies was held on August 6th, 2019 in Pattaya, Thailand.
The official opening day celebration was kicked-off by Mr. Dieter Laininger, Senior Vice President, Managing Director-Asia Pacific, with a speech and presentation, followed by the introduction of the new Quaker Houghton core values by Mrs. Kym Johnson, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Chief Human Resources Officer. All of the Quaker Houghton colleagues in attendance took part in team activities and networking, during the celebration, strengthening the unification of the teams for the future success of Quaker Houghton, and moving Forward Together.