Quaker Houghton Enters into JV with Grindaix

Conshohocken, USA – Quaker Houghton, a combination of Quaker Chemical and Houghton International, the leader in industrial process fluids, formed an exclusive joint venture with Grindaix GmbH, a spin-off from RWTH-Aachen and a high-tech provider of coolant control as well as delivery systems. Grindaix’s solutions are applicable to a wide range of machining processes, including grinding applications in the metalworking sector.

The customers can use the technology provided by the company to precisely measure and optimize parameters such as coolant flow, velocity, temperature, nozzle angles, and pressures, significantly increasing the success of coolant application.

Explaining the partnership as an excellent strategic fit with broad application, and offering several benefits for the company’s customers investing in system automation and optimization trends emerging from Industry 4.0, Joe Berquist, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Quaker Houghton, said, “Grindaix’s advanced capabilities enable us to deliver on our promise to make our customers more competitive, as we combine advanced product chemistry with equipment solutions to deliver an optimal package for performance, cost, and quality. We call this powerful combination ‘Fluid Intelligence’. Grindaix’s data-based approach to coolant system operation has been growing steadily in the German market, and we see an opportunity to leverage their technology across our broader solutions portfolio.”

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