Distributors

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 ...

Lanxess Acquires Chemical Company

Lanxess Acquires Chemical Company

Lube Report Americas - February 24, 2021

Lanxess AG will pay $1 billion to acquire United States-based specialty chemical manufacturer Emerald Kalama Chemical, w ...

Fuchs Picks Up Vietnam Distributor

Fuchs Picks Up Vietnam Distributor

Lube Report Asia - February 12, 2021

Fuchs Group announced this week that it has purchased a controlling stake in the lubricants business of Vietnamese distr ...

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SK Capital Invests in Lubes Distributor

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

SK Capital Partners L.P. made a controlling investment in Baltimore, Maryland-based lubricants and specialty chemicals d ...

Profits Down for Calumet, Up for Quaker

Profits Down for Calumet, Up for Quaker

Lube Report Americas - November 11, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP reported a worse loss for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared to the same period ...

Need to Know

Need to Know

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

Crunch Time  Looking at the United States lubricants business today, it’s hard to believe that just two decade ...