Univar Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Univar Inc., a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, along with Boss Lubricants, announced an energy and mining markets distribution agreement last week for Western Canada. Boss Lubricants is one of Canada's largest independent lubricant manufacturers and wholesale suppliers of lubricants, glycols and greases.
Peter Gupta, Univar's vice president for Western Canada and Oil & Gas, said, "The Boss Lubricants line correlates to our strategy to expand and complements our current product and service offering. We also see tremendous synergies in our infrastructure and sales force to expand and offer our customers additional value."
While the agreement will expand Univar's footprint into the Western Canada lubricants market, Univar has a vast global distribution network that serves its customers locally, it said. This agreement offers customers Univar's technical expertise, expansive distribution capabilities and a comprehensive product portfolio.
Jarrett Flegel, president and chief operating officer at Boss Lubricants commented, "Boss Lubricants is proud to enter this strategic distribution agreement with Univar to market our oil and gas, mining, and manufacturing lubricant products in Western Canada. The addition of lubricants will complement Univar's broad portfolio of chemicals and ingredients while extending the availability of Boss Lubricants' products to Univar's extensive customer base. Our business philosophies, strategies and corporate cultures align very well, so we are pleased to grow our future businesses together."
Founded in 1924, Univar is a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, working with leading suppliers worldwide. Univar operates hundreds of distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, and founded in 1922, Boss Lubricants has 10 warehouse distribution centers and manufactures and supplies premium engine and transmission lubricants, natural gas engine and compressor oils, grease, glycols and similar products in over 400 varieties to industrial and commercial businesses throughout Canada and the northwestern United States. BOSS is an acronym for Bulk Oil Sales and Service.