NK Chemicals Europe Ltd

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Company Profile

NK Chemicals was formed at in 1999 in West Yorkshire, UK, initially to develop the sales of lanolin products from NK Chemicals

Pte Ltd, Singapore. In the early years the company concentrated on developing markets for these products in the West

but by 2003 the lanolin range had been augmented with additional personal care products from other manufacturers,

principally for the UK market. By 2004 this move into UK distribution resulted in relocation to a

brand new, custom built office / warehouse unit in Grange Moor, Wakefield from which the

company currently operates.

After separating from the Singapore company in 2010 NKC Europe became an independently

owned operation with a sister company, NKC USA, Inc. based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Whilst

lanolin products remain as the core business for both companies NKC Europe offers a strong

portfolio of cosmetic raw materials to supplement the lanolin range.

In March 2013 an agreement for the Barentz group to acquire equity in both UK and US

operations was reached. Barentz is an international provider of innovative & standard

ingredients for human & animal nutrition, pharmaceutical, personal care and chemical

industries. Established in 1953 by Herman Barentz, the privately owned Barentz company

today employs almost 600 people, serving some 15,000 customers in more than 60 countries

around the world generating sales in 2012 of 850 million Euro’s. Barentz’ headquarters are

situated in Hoofddorp, close to Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

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