About Us

Leading international supplier of high-value hydrocarbon speciality solutions.

The HCS Group is a leading international supplier of high-value hydrocarbon speciality solutions – a company formed from two of the oldest chemical producers in the world, Haltermann and Carless.

Today, the combined business consists of strong brands: Haltermann Carless, ETS Racing Fuels and Electrical Oil Services (EOS), with worldwide distribution channels in more than 90 countries. As part of its internationalisation, the HCS Group will be investing during the next few years in the recently acquired Manvel facility in the USA in order to further expand its presence in the US market.

In addition to the Manvel production facility in Texas in the USA, the company also has other state-of-the-art facilities including three in the UK, two in Germany and one in France.

Sales offices are situated in Germany, France, UK and USA. The company’s headquarters is located in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The production and sales teams are supported by first-class, certified laboratories and technical teams that offer a wide range of services for diverse applications.

The company’s success is the result of an incremental change in our business strategy towards a market application- and service-driven approach that offers not only a variety of products but also complete solutions aligned to customer requirements.

Overseen by an Executive Committee, the HCS Group is focusing on four Business Units:

  • Mobility
  • Life Science
  • Energy
  • Industrial

Business Service Units provide support across all businesses to ensure the market-driven optimisation of processes, quality and costs. The HCS Group’s business strategy is based on a high degree of flexibility in producing a variety of speciality hydrocarbons with excellent reliability in terms of the product quality and services offered along the process chain.