- Mergers & Acquisitions
Catalys expands lubricant distribution with Nemco acquisition
Catalys Lubricants, a leading Canadian company in the distribution and manufacturing of automotive and commercial lubricants based in Montreal, announced the acquisition of Nemco Lubricants & Chemicals, a Prairie-based manufacturer of lubricants and automotive fluids.
The acquisition includes Nemco’s business activities, inventory and equipment, housed in a cutting-edge plant in Winnipeg and two warehouses in Regina and Saskatoon. Nemco will continue to operate under the name of Nemco, a division of Catalys Lubricants, with the same team and at the same locations.
With three acquisitions in the last six months, including North Atlantic in St. John’s, Newfoundland, LubeSource in Vaughan, Ontario and Nemco in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Catalys is committed to serving Canada’s lubricants and distribution field. In 2020, the company signed an agreement with Shell, enabling the distribution and sale of products across Western Canada, complementing Catalys’ long-standing relationship with Chevron Lubricants in Eastern Canada and British Columbia.
With the acquisition of Nemco, Catalys reinforces its presence in Western Canada, providing customers with robust distribution and manufacturing capabilities. Catalys now has four production and packaging locations, 15 warehouses, and several resellers across Canada. Its complete supply chain in the Prairies, including a manufacturing plant for lubricants, antifreezes, windshield washer and auxiliary products, allows Catalys to efficiently fulfill current and future orders for customers across the country.
“The acquisition of Nemco enables Catalys to fulfill our vision of creating a national distribution network,” said Jean-François Crevier, president, Catalys Lubricants. “With a presence in all 10 provinces, we’re better equipped to exceed our customers’ needs and provide them with quality products, local expertise and superior customer service. Today’s announcement is the culmination of several acquisitions made by Catalys in the past decade to establish ourselves as a leader in lubricant distribution. This signals the start of an exciting new chapter, and we look forward to engaging our entire network to service the customers and the communities that welcome us.”