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European Coatings Show 2017

Solventis are pleased to announce that we will be attending the European Coatings Show in Nuremburg, Germany from 4th – 6th April 2017.

Please come and visit us on Stand 646 in Hall 1.

Since its premiere under the name of “Farbe und Lack” in 1991, the European Coatings Show has developed into today’s biggest and most important event in the world for the coatings industry. The event set new records in 2015 with 1.024 exhibitors – 6,4% growth. The very large international share of 66% for exhibitors and 62% for visitors also emphasizes the importance of the European Coatings Show as the world’s leading exhibition

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ISO 9001 Certification Awarded

We are pleased to announce that Solventis has been awarded ISO 9001 certification, with UKAS accreditation.

“Work now continues to maintain the high standards of this important quality accreditation”, commented Jo Redbond, Quality Management Representative.

A copy of our certificate is available to interested parties on request.

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New Vacancy – Commercial Manager, Germany

Solventis is seeking a Commercial Manager for Germany and German speaking countries to manage its existing business and examine further potential for any or all of the three divisions within the company, being Solvents Distribution, Automotive Fluids and Kilfrost De-icing Fluids.

The candidate should have strong knowledge and experience within the chemical trading or distribution business, and be fluent in both German and English from either education or native speaking.

Depending on the candidate profile, the job location can be either Antwerp office or home based.

Please forward your CV to wdejonghe@solventis.net

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Kilfrost and Solventis agree exclusive licensing deal

 

                

Solventis proudly announces that it has taken over the Kilfrost Aircraft de-icing business in continental Europe through an exclusive licensing agreement with Kilfrost Group Plc.
Solventis will service the aircraft de-icing customers through its 100% affiliate Kilfrost Europe Ltd.

Solventis is one of the leading trading companies for glycols and chemicals, as well as an important and growing producer of automotive products such as car coolants and brake fluids. The aircraft de-icing business perfectly complements our existing product range and will benefit from the excellent relationship Solventis has built with the major chemical producers. The licensing deal is strongly supported by INEOS Oxide, one of the major producers of Mono Propylene Glycol (MPG) in Europe, a critical raw material for de-icing fluids.

Solventis’ exceptional facility located in Antwerp is the largest Glycol blending plant in Europe. Our proven manufacturing and logistic competences combined with state-of –the –art technology from Kilfrost will lead to a hugely successful contribution to the aircraft de-icing business.

Kilfrost UK will continue to provide technical support to Kilfrost Europe and will continue to develop the next generation of aircraft de-icing fluids.

Kilfrost Europe Ltd is fully operational and customers can reach us as follows:

Sedek Benabdessamad for order related inquiries: +32 3 201 1981

Guy Coussement for sales and general inquiries: +32 3 201 1984

e-mail: kilfrost@solventis.net

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New LLH Facility now Open & The Queens Award for Enterprise

Solventis Ltd is delighted to announce the opening of its new storage and blending terminal in the heart of Antwerp.

A total of 65 storage tanks with a combined capacity of 40,000 cbm are now in use. In addition, there is a state of the art blending plant for automotive products and two fully automatic drumming lines, along with storage for 10,000 filled drums. Ships of up to 20,000 mt DWT and barges can be discharged at the new jetty. A further twenty seven new tanks are in construction and will be ready by December 2016.

David Lubbock, CEO of Solventis, said, “this new terminal is the largest and most extensive distribution facility operated by any distributor in Europe. It enables us to offer distribution facilities to new and existing producers of petrochemicals looking for a secure outlet in Europe. It also assures our customers of our long term commitment to the business.

Solventis exports products to all corners of the globe and our export department now benefits from having all the products available in one dedicated facility where we can offer drums, ibc’s and flexitank deliveries.

Our sister company, Antwerp Distillation Company, located on the same site, produces a range of high quality glycols and glycol ethers utilising locally available feedstocks. These products are key raw materials for antifreeze and brake fluids where Solventis is one of the main European manufacturers.”

Solventis is also pleased to announce that we have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade in 2016. This prestigious award, which will be presented by Her Majesty the Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on July 14th, further demonstrates the dedicated work by our staff in Europe in serving our customers and is a recognition of which we are rightly very proud.

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Starters & Leavers

We are delighted to announce the arrival in April 11th of Guy Coussement as managing director, Solventis BVBA. Guy is ex Arteco Coolants where he has managed the business for the last 5 years.
His marketing and technical expertise will bring a new focus on our coolants and brake fluid businesses and he will be handling the general management of the Antwerp operation. We wish him every success.

At the same time we say goodbye to David Evans, our technical expert and UK automotive products manager. David has retired after a long and illustrious career in the chemical industry and we wish him a fulfilling retirement.

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Picture of New Solventis facility in Antwerp

New Facility-min

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Solventis to attend European Coatings Show 2015

Solventis are pleased to announce that we will be attending the European Coatings Show in Nuremburg, Germany from 21st – 23rd April 2015.

Please come and visit us on Stand 533 in Hall 7.

Since its premiere under the name of “Farbe und Lack” in 1991, the European Coatings SHOW has developed into today’s biggest and most important event in the world for the coatings industry. The event set new records in 2013 with 962 exhibitors – 8,5% growth. The very large international share of 56% for exhibitors and 63% for visitors also emphasizes the importance of the European Coatings SHOW as the world’s leading exhibition.

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Bird’s-eye view of the progress of the new ADPO site in Antwerp

Latest progress of the new ADPO site in Antwerp

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New ADPO Terminal Layout

New Adpo Terminal Layout

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