Total strengthens its presence in the industrial lubricants market

Source: press release, 2 August 2019

photo: Total
photo: Total

Total Lubrifiants, a global lubricants provider, has announced the acquisition from Houghton International of its aluminium hot rolling oil (AHRO), steel cold rolling oil (SCRO) and tinplate rolling oil (TPRO) activities in the North American and European Economic Area markets. The transaction includes the associated technical support services in both regions.

“We believe that this acquisition will create value both for Total and our customers from these industries. It will strengthen our position in the industrial lubricants market, which is an important part of our strategic vision for the future,” says Philippe Charleux, Senior Vice President, Lubricants & Specialties at the Marketing & Services Division of Total. “Geographically we are strengthening our strong presence in Europe and expanding our activities and market penetration in North America, especially the USA.”

With this specially formulated range of hot and cold rolling oils, cleaners and accompanying fluid management services, Total is broadening its product portfolio to offer customers a fully integrated solution.

Total has a long-standing history of providing value-added lubricants and maintenance solutions to the industry while meeting the highest safety and environmental standards.