Haltermann Carless Enlarges Manufacturing and Distribution Footprint for Performance Fuels in the U.S. with Corrigan Oil Partnership

    Manvel, TX, August 9, 2016 – Haltermann Carless, one of the oldest companies in the world of Chemistry and part of the HCS Group, signed today a strategic manufacturing and distribution partnership with Corrigan Oil, a leading provider of a wide range of commercial and residential fuels and supporting services in the Midwest.

    As part of the agreement, Corrigan Oil gets access to the portfolio of Haltermann Carless performance fuels, which are designed to support the Automotive and Oil industries for developing high performing and more sustainable engines, fuels, lubricants and additives. The product suite includes test fuels, reference fuels, legislative and emission fuels, special grades for first-fill or two-stroke engine applications for the US market .

    The agreement will further improve the Supply Chain with the North American customers: Corrigan Oil will handle distribution, storage and the blending of the highly specialized fuels at their facilities in Michigan. “Both companies commercial and technical teams will join forces to deliver the highest value to North American customers in terms of products, supply chain solutions, technical support, and bespoke services”, said Bruno Philippon, Senior Vice President for Performance Fuels Haltermann Carless.

    Henrik Krüpper, CSO of the HCS Group, emphasised that this strategic partnership will bring the excellent service and application solutions by HCS to the next level in the North American market with its brands Haltermann Carless and ETS.

    “Based in the cradle of America’s automotive industry, Corrigan Oil has closely worked with engine and vehicle manufacturers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and test facilities for half a century to support the development and maintenance of high performing and safer vehicles,” said Uwe Nickel, CEO and Chairman of the HCS Group’s Executive Committee. “Our partnership with Corrigan Oil is another milestone to expand our manufacturing footprint in the United States and give commercial customers faster access to our suite of performance fuels.”

    “We are thrilled to join forces with Haltermann Carless, which is renowned in the industry for the high quality of its performance fuels,” said Mike Corrigan, President of Corrigan Oil.  “By combining technical know-how, production and distribution channels, we can offer our customers a one-stop shop for all their performance fuels needs in the US and Canada.”

    Haltermann Carless has a network of manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the UK and France. The company is part of HCS Group. Headquartered in Brighton, MI, Corrigan Oil has locations in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

    About Haltermann Carless

    Haltermann Carless, one of the oldest chemical companies in the world, provides innovative hydrocarbon-based specialty products and solvents and associated services to best serve its customers. The company operates a network of state of the art facilities for refining, processing and blending to produce a wide variety of specialty products in key business areas: Automotive, Middle Distillates, Oil & Gas, Pentanes, Performance Fuels, Performance Solvents and Special Aromatics.

    About the HCS Group

    The HCS Group is a leading manufacturer of specialty products and solutions in the hydrocarbons sector. The Group includes the brands Haltermann Carless, ETS Racing Fuels and EOS. The HCS Group belongs to H.I.G. Europe, a subsidiary of the US private equity company, H.I.G. Capital.

    About Corrigan Oil

    Corrigan Oil has been family owned and operated since 1958, when Bernie Corrigan started the business with a single service station and one tow truck. Under the ownership of Mike and Tim Corrigan, Corrigan Oil has expanded into a family of companies including: Corrigan Oil Company, Corrigan 24-hour Towing, Corrigan Construction, Corrigan Lubricants, Corrigan Transportation, Corrigan Propane and Technical Environmental Services. Headquartered in Brighton, MI, Corrigan Oil has five locations in Michigan serving Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

    Media Contacts

    HCS GROUP

    Headquarters Frankfurt, Germany
    Christiane Klapper
    Phone: + 49 69 695 386-0
    Email: pr@h-c-s-group.com

    Haltermann Carless USA

    Business Line Performance Fuels USA
    Bill Bovensiep
    Phone: +1 313 919 8468
    Email: bbovensiep@h-c-s-group.com

    Katja Schroeder
    Phone: +1 646 757-6116
    Email: schroederk@bloompr.com

    For further details please visit www.halterman-carless.com; www.h-c-s-group.com; www.ets-racing.com