Houghton, Quaker Chemical Combine
Quaker Chemical Corp. and Houghton International combined to create Quaker Houghton, a global provider of industrial process fluids to the primary metals and metalworking markets. Along with the new name, the company revealed a new logo and brand representing the combined companies. Quaker Chemical’s combined breadth of product and service offerings can be found in end markets such as aerospace, aluminum, automotive, machinery, industrial parts manufacturing, mining and steel.
Specific products the company offers include metal-cutting and forming fluids, corrosion-protection fluids, specialty hydraulic fluids, and steel and aluminum rolling oils. In addition, legacy Houghton customers will benefit from Quaker’s strength in specialty greases, high-pressure die casting, mining specialties, surface treatment and bio-based lubricants, while legacy Quaker customers will now have access to Houghton’s heat-treatment quenchants, metal finishing products, and a broader metal removal fluids portfolio.
The combined company employs 4,000 associates. Quaker was founded in 1918 and Houghton in 1865.