Warwick Chemicals

Global leader in production of bleach activators

Warwick was acquired from Sequa Corp., a large US engineering business in 2008.

At the time of the acquisition, Warwick consisted of two separate businesses, a speciality chemical manufacturer and a broad network of niche chemical distributors based across Europe and Asia. The distribution business was sold in 2010 to IMCD Group BV. The remaining chemical manufacturing business is the global market leader in the production of bleach activators used in the laundry detergents market.

Management successfully refocused  the business upon manufacturing, enhancing the existing facilities through significant capital investment in the manufacturing site in Mostyn, Wales.

Warwick was sold to Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, in December 2014.

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  • Business

    Speciality chemicals

  • Location

    Mostyn, North Wales

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