Haltermann Carless is a leading company of high-value hydrocarbon-based speciality products and solvents. It has a long history in refining dating back to 1859 when Eugene Carless established the company Carless, Capel & Leonard and later developed a new volatile substance which it sold under the name “petrol”.
Petrochem UK acquired Carless in 2000 forming the company Petrochem Carless, which was later acquired by HCS Group in 2013.
Meanwhile in Germany, the later on called Johann Haltermann Mineralöl AG was founded in 1898 in the harbour of Hamburg and subsequently went on to produce gasoline and pioneer the rapid development of hydrocarbon specialties. Dow Chemical acquired the Haltermann company in 2003, which was then later acquired by H.I.G. Capital in 2011 laying the foundations of the new Holding company, HCS Group.
The combined Haltermann Carless company now boasts specialised state-of-the-art production facilities in Harwich in the UK, Speyer and Hamburg in Germany, Bourgtheroulde in France and Manvel in the United States. The market leadership position of Haltermann Carless has been defined by exceptional attention to product quality and customer service. Haltermann Carless places much importance on being attentive to its customers’ requirements and applications, and as such maintains longstanding and successful customer relationships with global blue chip industry leaders.
The vision at the new Haltermann Carless is to grow as a global player in pure hydrocarbon solvents and specialities. Haltermann Carless has an extensive sales network in Germany and Europe and representatives around the globe which are helping to realise this goal.