Sep 05, 2019

Ingevity expands lubricants distribution network in Europe


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 5, 2019 – Ingevity has announced the expansion of its lubricants distribution network by establishing increased partnerships with Carroux mbH and Sea-Land Chemical Company in the European market. Both distributors will leverage their global technical sales and marketing networks in Europe to maximize the sales of Ingevity’s lubricants products.

Carroux, currently a distributor of Ingevity’s lubricants products in Germany, will expand its sales into Eastern European countries. Sea-Land, currently a distributor for Ingevity’s lubricants business in the U.S., will now also sell products in Western Europe.

Effective Oct. 1, 2019, this agreement will increase the availability of Ingevity’s Diacid 1550™, Altapyne® L-1, Altapyne L-5 and Altapyne D 25-30 products.

“Growing our partnership with these distributors strengthens our commitment to providing value-added products and innovation to our customers,” said Shana McCabe, global business director, lubricants, at Ingevity. “We believe both companies will help expand Ingevity’s footprint across the dynamic European lubricants market by utilizing their diverse customer networks.”

“Ingevity has been a valued partner of Carroux for years and we look forward to increasing the availability of Ingevity’s quality products to our Eastern European customers,” said Helmut-Matthias Wilksch, managing director at Carroux.

“We are thrilled to expand our strong relationship with Ingevity in North America to the Western European lubricants market,” stated Craig Lundell, senior vice president, commercial operations and Europe, at Sea-Land. “Ingevity possesses a strong portfolio of specialty chemistries for the lubricants industry and we are well positioned to promote these technologies to our customers throughout Europe.”

Carroux Handelsgesellschaft mbH

Headquartered near Hamburg, Germany, Carroux is an international trading house for oleochemical raw materials including crude, refined and distilled oils, fats and their byproducts of vegetable or animal origin. Carroux supplies various products such as tall oil fatty acid, tall oil, vegetable oil fatty acid, rapeseed fatty acid, dimer acid, tall oil distillate and pet oil. For more information visit

Sea-Land Chemical Company

Founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1964, Sea-Land Chemical Company is an employee-owned distributor of specialty chemical additives and finished products. The company provides a variety of chemical technologies and services to the lubricants; household, industrial & institutional cleaner; coatings; adhesives; sealants; construction; personal care; rubber; water treatment and plastics industries. The company employs technically adept sales professionals and serves markets across the United States and Canada. Currently there are eight strategically located warehouses in North America and two warehouses in Europe. For more information visit

Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals, high-performance carbon materials and engineered polymers that purify, protect, and enhance the world around us. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures, and brings to market products and processes that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks, coatings, elastomers, bioplastics and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,750 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NGVT). For more information visit


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