RSC Bio Expands in Europe


RSC Bio Solutions opened a warehouse in Rotterdam, Netherlands, to distribute its biobased lubricants to European customers, particularly in the marine sector.

The facility will support distribution of RSCs EnviroLogic brand of lubricants, hydraulic fluids and gear oils. The company attributes its need for expansion in Europe to its burgeoning relationships with original equipment manufacturers such as Netherlands-based AEGIR-Marine, Finnish company Wrtsil and the United Kingdoms Rolls Royce.

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Rolls Royce recently approved RSCs EnviroLogic3068 as an environmentally acceptable lubricant for use in its marine stabilizer line, RSC said.

Relationships with several global marine customers and partners have demonstrated there is an increasing demand in the European market for EnviroLogicproducts, which meet a wide range of environmental regulations and help reduce the risks associated with lubricant discharges, said Mike Guggenheimer, RSC Bio Solutions CEO, in a recent press release.

The Rotterdam warehouse model is one that RSC Bio Solutions intends to replicate more broadly in Europe and other regions to support its multi-national customer base, RSCs vice president of sales and marketing Lisa Owen told Lube Report. RSC currently serves these clients both directly and via partnerships with other companies such as Chevron, Grainger and DNOW.

The company also appointed Richard Day as its new market manager for Europe. Day has 30 years of experience in the oils and specialty chemicals industries at companies such as Vickers Oils and Lubrizol.

Established in 2010 and based in Charlotte, N.C., RSC Bio Solutions is an affiliate of RSC Chemical Solutions. The company manufactures and distributes biobased cleaning, degreasing and lubricating products. Its parent company, Blumenthal Holdings, recently acquired Terresolve Technologies Ltd. and its EnviroLogic brand. RSCs sister corporation, Radiator Specialty Co., produces lubricants, chemicals and additives for the automotive, plumbing, hardware, industrial, appliance and export markets under LiquidWrench and Gunk brands.