Telko expands its lubricants business into Western Europe through acquisition of Optimol Lubrication.


Helsinki/Brussels, 12/03/2024 – Telko, a leading distributor and solution provider in plastics, chemicals, and lubricants, proudly announces its expansion into the Western European lubricants market through the acquisition of the Optimol Lubrication Group. This strategic acquisition includes the purchase of Optimol Lubrication BeLux, Optimol The Netherlands, Optimol Lubrication France, as well as Greenfluid.

This acquisition enables Telko to enter new markets and provides a platform for further growth in Western Europe, making Telko one of the largest distributors of Castrol Industrial in the world. The acquired companies are leading distributors of premium industrial specialty lubricants from Castrol and Cogelsa, including high-performance lubricants, metalworking fluids, and other general industrial lubricants, in France and the Benelux.

Mikko Pasanen, CEO of Telko, says: "We are thrilled to take a significant step in our accelerated acquisition-driven growth strategy. This transaction enhances the importance of the lubricants business within Telko's business portfolio and opens new markets for us in France and the Benelux, creating a platform for further growth in Western Europe."

To our valued customers: despite this acquisition, nothing will change for you. The current management team of Optimol Lubrication remains in place to ensure the quality and service you have come to expect from us. We are committed to a seamless transition and look forward to further strengthening our customer relationships. Here's to a well-oiled future!

About Optimol Lubrication

Optimol Lubrication is your expert in metalworking fluids, lubricants, fluid management 4.0 solutions, automatic lubrication systems, and a distributor of Castrol Industrial, Memolub, and Cogelsa in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Luxembourg. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Optimol Lubrication was founded in 1971. With subsidiaries in the Netherlands (Barendrecht) and France (Forbach), the company now boasts a workforce of over forty employees. Since the early 1990s, Optimol Lubrication has been a distributor of automatic lubrication systems of the Memolub® brand, known worldwide for its efficient and robust high-tech solutions. Optimol Lubrication has a logistics center with its own stock, enabling immediate supply to its customers in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France.

About Telko

Telko is a leading distributor and solution provider for processors and brand owners seeking to safeguard their business with future-proof solutions for plastics, chemicals, or lubricants. By leveraging industry-leading expertise, strong partnerships, and renowned service capabilities, Telko significantly improves its customers' production lead times, material efficiency, and financial and environmental performance.

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