SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—Chemical manufacturing company SI Group Inc. has partnered with Antwerp, Belgium-based Azelis Holding S.A. as its distributor for SI's line of lubricant additives.
Moving forward, Azelis will be the official distributor for SI's lubricant business, including its Ethanox products, in the Middle East, Europe and Africa, effective immediately.
The distribution partnership is beneficial to SI as the company looks to expand its footprint in these key regional areas. Azelis will be able to provide innovation, formulation and marketing expertise, according to SI.
"Having Azelis on-board is a complimentary asset to our lubricant business," said Joey Gullion, senior vice president and chief commercial officer at SI Group. "Our lubricant and metal working fluid customers will immediately benefit from this dedicated extension of our team, providing Ethanox solutions to help differentiate and optimize their total formulation cost effectiveness."
Javier Miranda, market segment director of lubricants at Azelis, said the company is "thrilled" to add the Ethanox line to its portfolio.
"It enables us to offer a differentiated range of solutions for our customers," he said. "We broaden our product offerings with a key additives range to extend the service life of industrial and automotive oils."
Ethanox lubricant antioxidants improve thermal stability, performance and reduce sludge formation, SI said. The solutions can be used in conjunction with engine and industrial oils and other fluids in the transportation, power generation and manufacturing markets.