NK Chemicals Europe Ltd
Hall(s): Hall 1
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.