Distributors

Playing Defense
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Playing Defense

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

The United States lubricants industry has been operating in unprecedented conditions during the past year. Tom Glenn dis ...

Oqema Acquires French Distributor

Oqema Acquires French Distributor

Lube Report EMEA - April 26, 2022

German chemicals distributor Oqema acquired the Orosolv Group, a French distributor of lubricants and other products, to ...

Forewarned Is Forearmed

Forewarned Is Forearmed

Lubes'n'Greases - March 1, 2022

Communication between distributors and the majors who supply them has been especially difficult over the past several mo ...

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Equity Firm Buys Lubes Distributor

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

Private equity firm OpenGate Capital has acquired Chemsolv Inc., a Virginia-based regional distributor of commodity and ...

Castor Oil Distributor Acquired

Castor Oil Distributor Acquired

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

Biosynthetic Technologies, a producer of biobased synthetic compounds used in base oils, lubricants and additives, acqui ...

The Aftershock

The Aftershock

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

There were eight finished lubricant price increases in 2021. What led to these increases, and how have market conditions ...

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Investment Firms Swap RelaDyne

Lube Report Americas - December 29, 2021

Private equity firm American Industrial Partners announced last week that it has acquired RelaDyne, one of the leaders o ...

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Vitol Announces Buyout of Vivo

Lube Report EMEA - November 30, 2021

Africa fuels and lubricants supplier Vivo Energy agreed last week to a $2.3 billion buyout by Netherlands-based energy t ...

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Lehvoss Adds Western Europe Distributor

Lube Report EMEA - October 26, 2021

Lehvoss Group, a producer and distributor of raw materials for lubricant additives and base oils based in Hamburg, Germa ...

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Azelis Acquires African Distributor Umongo

Lube Report EMEA - October 26, 2021

A subsidiary of specialty chemicals distributor Azelis will acquire 90% of the shares of South Africa-based lubricants, ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

Making an Engine Oil Every time you purchase or install a quart of engine oil, you are the end point of a manufacturi ...

Distributors Want Supply Chain Visibility

Distributors Want Supply Chain Visibility

Lube Report Americas - September 8, 2021

Improving supply chain visibility, managing costs and overcoming labor shortages through innovation are three key concer ...

The Devil in the Details of National Accounts

The Devil in the Details of National Accounts

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

National accounts are an important segment of the lubricant business for both majors and their distributors. When taken ...

Supply Chain Meets Quality

Supply Chain Meets Quality

Lubes'n'Greases - August 2, 2021

The lubricant supply chain is both long and complex, and no group is more aware of that than lubricant distributors. Bec ...

Two Is Better Than One

Two Is Better Than One

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

In the world of business, change is both fast and inevitable, and no group is more aware of that than the lubricants ind ...

Need to Know

Need to Know

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

Embracing Technology in Lubricant Distribution   The lubricants business has moved through a period of considera ...

Calumet Loss Increased in 2020

Calumet Loss Increased in 2020

Lube Report Americas - March 10, 2021

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. reported a fourth quarter net loss of $82.6 million, worse than a $38.6 million ...