Catalys Lubricants completes its national distribution network with the acquisition of Nemco Lubricants & Chemicals

The national leader in the distribution of lubricants makes its third acquisition in six months as it expands its presence across the Canadian Prairies

Catalys Lubricants expands its presence in the Canadian Prairies, providing customers with coast-to-coast coverage (CNW Group/Catalys Lubricants)

MONTREAL, February 23, 2022 /CNW/ – Catalys Lubricants (Catalys), a leader in the distribution of lubricants, announced the acquisition of Nemco Lubricants & Chemicals (Nemco), a prairie-based manufacturer of automotive lubricants and fluids. This transaction marks Catalys’ third acquisition in the past six months and complements Catalys’ distribution and manufacturing network from coast to coast, strengthening its leadership position in the from Canada lubricants industry.

With the acquisition of Nemco, Catalys strengthens its presence in Western Canada, providing customers with robust distribution and manufacturing capabilities. Catalys now has four production and packaging sites, 15 warehouses and several resellers across Canada. Its complete supply chain in the Prairies, including a manufacturing plant for lubricants, antifreeze, windshield washer fluid and ancillary products, allows Catalys to efficiently fulfill current and future orders from its customers across the country.

“The acquisition of Nemco enables Catalys to realize our vision of creating a national distribution network,” said Jean-François Crevier, president, Catalys Lubricants. “With a presence in all ten provinces, we are better equipped to exceed our customers’ needs and provide them with quality products, local expertise and superior customer service. Today’s announcement is the culmination of several acquisitions made by Catalys over the past decade to establish us as a leader in the distribution of lubricants. This marks the start of an exciting new chapter, and we look forward to engaging our entire network to serve the customers and communities that welcome us. »

With nearly 35 years of history and success in the distribution of lubricants, Catalys was a natural choice to ensure Nemco’s continued growth and longevity in the market. From January 29, 2022Catalys acquired the entire Nemco company, including its operations, inventory and equipment, housed in a state-of-the-art factory in Winnipeg and two warehouses Regina and Saskatoon. Nemco continues to operate as Nemco, a division of Catalys Lubricants, with the same team and at the same locations.

With three acquisitions in the last six months – including North Atlantic in St. John’sNL, LubeSource in Vaughan, Ont. and Nemco in winnipeg, man. – Catalys is committed to serving from Canada lubricants and the field of distribution. In 2020, the company signed an agreement with Shell, allowing the distribution and sale of products through Western Canadacomplementing Catalys’ longstanding relationship with Chevron Lubricants by Eastern Canada and British Columbia.

Catalys is focused on integrating its new additions, delivering a strong customer experience in each market and ensuring collaboration across provinces. As Catalys continues to grow its team through Canadahe plans to add new job openings in the near future.

About Catalys Lubricants

Catalys Lubricants is a leading Canadian distributor and manufacturer of automotive and commercial lubricants, including ancillary products. Founded in Montreal in 1988, the company now has 180 employees serving thousands of customers across Canada. It has four manufacturing and packaging plants, 15 warehouses and several resellers. Catalys Lubricants also represents well-known industry brands, including Shell, Chevron and Bioblend, as well as its in-house brands Catalys and Nemco. Its subsidiaries, Nemco Lubricants & Chemicals and LubeSource, have enabled the company to complete its national distribution network. For more information on Catalys Lubricants, please visit

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