Partnership between SMS and Houghton

SMS group, suppliers of plants, machines and services in Germany and Houghton International Inc., provider of high-tech fluid products and fluid management services, have recently agreed their partnership for the development and marketing of oil-based cooling lubricants and emulsions for cold rolling mills. Both suppliers have joined forces in this partnership with a view to providing their joint customers with the added value obtained from a harmonized symbiosis of plant and fluid technology.

The partnership between the two companies covers the common development and marketing of oil-based cooling lubricants and emulsions for steelmaking. Under this partnership, SMS and Houghton will be pooling their research and development resources with a view to offering innovative cooling lubricant technologies to steelmakers.

“We are happy to have entered this partnership as it will enable SMS group and Houghton International to become even better at satisfying the ever more exacting demands of the market relating to product quality and productivity,” says Rüdiger Holz, Vice President at SMS group’s Flat Rolling Plants Cold Rolling Mills Business Unit. “This partnership offers innovative solutions to our joint customers worldwide in the metal-producing industries.”

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