Yushiro Manufacturing America, Inc., a subsidiary of Japan’s Yushiro Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. and QualiChem, Inc., an international manufacturer of watertreatment chemicals and metalworking fluids based in Salem, Va., U.S.A., have entered into a global strategic partnership.
The announcement brings together two metalworking fluids manufacturers in the industry. Yushiro is a supplier of metalworking fluids in the Asia Pacific region, and QualiChem is a metalworking fluids business in North America.
This partnership will allow Yushiro and QualiChem to leverage their respective product lines, R&D, supply chain and manufacturing capabilities to expand each company’s world class technology, products, and services to the global metalworking and water treatment markets.
In the water treatment market, Yushiro will continue to build on QualiChem’s private label business model.
QualiChem will continue to be led by its current leadership team of Glenn Frank as president and Dennis Butts as executive vice president.