As a trusted supplier of specialty chemicals to customers in metalworking, automotive, aerospace, steel, aluminum, offshore and other industries, for nearly 150 years, Houghton International knows the most important formula it has is the combination of internal elements that go into making it a market leader. CEO Paul DeVivo says there are many crucial components of Houghton’s winning formula, but the most important catalyst is the company’s devotion to serving its customers with the solutions they need. “Houghton International continues to focus on serving its customers,” DeVivo says. “The long historic engagement of focusing on customers goes back many, many years.”
Houghton has been in business since 1865, providing first its Cosmoline® rust preventive products but soon branching out into other product lines. Today, the company is a leading provider of specialty chemicals used in metal removal, heat treatment and quenching, metal cleaning, rust prevention, metal forging and steel mill applications, to name a few. The company also specializes in developing hydraulic fluids, friction modifiers, and aluminum anodizing and paint pre-treatment products.