LEHVOSS Group strengthens its already successful lubricants business in the UK with the acquisition of Ashdowne Oil and Chemical

The LEHVOSS Group welcomes the UK company Ashdowne Oil and Chemical to combine their successful businesses. The Group sees a great opportunity to broaden their offering to customers and suppliers in the lubricants markets across Europe.

This acquisition is a strategic move that will allow the business unit LEHVOSS Functional Fluids to deepen their coverage of the European lubricants market.

“We are excited to welcome the new colleagues to our Functional Fluids team. With their long-standing experience in the lubricants industry, they will deepen our technical expertise, while the complementary portfolios will broaden our offering to our customers”, says Dominik Süß, Head of LEHVOSS Functional Fluids division.

“LEHVOSS and Ashdowne share the same technically focused approach and act with the same mentality; with the complementary portfolios this should a fit on all levels”, says Tony Ball, founder of Ashdowne.

“We are delighted to be expanding our partnership with LEHVOSS across Europe. Ashdowne have been a long-standing and valued partner of Afton for many years in the UK, building a reputation for delivering value and service excellence, which will continue under the LEHVOSS brand.” says Andrew Walker, Sales Director at Afton Chemical.

The working ethos of both companies will ensure a good future as both businesses continue to provide quality service, a broad portfolio together with deep technical and regulatory expertise. Ashdowne will be merged into LEHVOSS UK on the 1st of January 2024.

About Ashdowne Oil and Chemical
Specialized in the distribution of additives and packages for lubricants and fuels in the UK from their main principal Afton Chemical.

About LEHVOSS Functional Fluids
In the field of lubricants we have been working together closely with development departments on the client side for many years and have a precise knowledge of their requirements and targets. From high-performance oil to fluids for engineering or industrial applications, we have a great deal of data gained from experience to advise you on product development. This is why we see ourselves not only as suppliers of a broad selection of base oils and additives but also as a special services provider and technology partner.

About Afton Chemical
Afton Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary of NewMarket Corporation, develops, manufactures, blends and delivers chemical additives that enhance the performance of petroleum products. From custom-formulated additive packages to market-general additives, the NewMarket family of companies provides the world with the technology to make engines run smoother, machines last longer, and fuels burn cleaner.

LEHVOSS Functional Fluids contact:
Mr. Dominik Süß, Head of Functional Fluids
+49 (0) 40 44 197 215

Ashdowne contact:
Mr. Tony Ball, Director
+44 (0) 7929 509 934

Afton Chemical contact:
Mr. Andrew Walker, Sales Director
+44 (0) 7917 642 162