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Houghton International and SMS Group recently formed an exclusive partnership to develop and distribute rolling oils for metal production.
Through the partnership, Houghton will become the exclusive distributor of oils for SMS mill equipment. This will enable SMS to offer a complete system of rolling mill technology, including advanced cooling lubricants, to its customers worldwide.
As one of the world's largest manufacturers of ferrous and non-ferrous plant and mill equipment, SMS will work exclusively with Houghton to develop and apply advanced metal-rolling technologies to meet the future demands of global metal producers.
"We are glad about entering this partnership which will enable SMS and Houghton to better meet the ever-demanding market requirements for product quality and productivity," said Rüdiger Holz, SMS vice president. "Our partnership will provide innovative solutions to our common customers in the metals producing industries worldwide."
Houghton will expand business opportunities through its partnership with SMS as a leading rolling mill equipment supplier that shares experience in fluid applications and access to global metal producers.
"We are pleased to announce this exclusive partnership, as SMS and Houghton are leaders in the field of metal-rolling equipment and fluids," said Houghton's Marcello Boldrini. "We now offer the only engineering and lubrication solution to global metal manufacturers, which enables us to provide the most advanced and targeted solutions to our customers."
For more information, visit www.houghtonintl.com.