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About Caldic UK

Our mission

We aspire to be a leading distribution partner for the global chemical and food industry, focusing on the customer’s success by being an inspiring partner with innovative products, services and solutions.

Why Caldic?

Our Code

Compliance is at the core of what we do at Caldic.

Code of Conduct

Thinking globally, acting locally

With more than 20 companies operating around the world, there’s no question that we are a global company.

But we believe that we can best serve our customers with a decentralised operating model which gives our local organisations the flexibility to respond to local needs and to forge strong partnerships with their customers and suppliers.

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The Crooked Spire, the famous church tower of Chesterfield, where our Caldic UK office is located

Quality, Health, Safety & Environment

At Caldic UK, our highest priority is to ensure the very best possible performance in meeting the highest standards.

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Caldic UK Throughout the years

Caldic (UK) Limited was founded on 21st September 1988 following the acquisition of Sheppy Chemicals by Caldic B.V. In 1996 the business moved to a new purpose-built site in Chesterfield, with state-of-the-art bulk storage tanks and filling equipment for the Solvents Division. In 1997 Caldic (UK) Limited diversified into the Speciality Chemicals business, following the acquisition of Gale & Mount from Rhone-Poulenc / Rhodia; the following year a new warehouse was opened to support the growth of the Specialities Division. Further covered drum storage for the Solvents Division was added in 2001, and then in 2005 the offices were extended, to support the growth of the company. The acquisition of Omnichem in 2010 saw Caldic (UK) Limited move into the Acids & Alkalis business, bringing with it the site at Melton Mowbray. And the following year we founded our Food Ingredients Division. A new tank farm with filling and re-packing facilities at the Chesterfield site, for the Acids & Alkalis Division, was installed in 2012. In 2017 a new mixing tank and fill-off line for bespoke bulk and packed Solvent blends was opened. In October 2017 Caldic UK Limited acquired Elastomerics Limited, a prominent specialty chemicals distributor based in Macclesfield. Elastomerics Limited specialises in the distribution of polymers and additives to the Surface Coatings, Plastics & Rubber, and Adhesives & Sealants industries, backed up by strong formulation and technical support. The Elastomerics product portfolio perfectly complements Caldic’s existing business by expanding our speciality product offering and gives us a stronger presence in our focus markets.

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