Safety-Kleen, Quaker Chemical to Jointly Offer Unique Metalworking Fluid Management Program

    PLANO, Texas, Sept. 24 /CNW/ -- Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. and Quaker
Chemical Corporation have joined forces to offer companies in the metalworking
industry a unique blend of high-quality products and environmental services
from both companies.
    Safety-Kleen is the nation's premier provider of cleaning, environmental
and oil re-refining solutions, and its customers include more than 440 of the
Fortune 500, government agencies and thousands of smaller manufacturers and
service providers. Quaker Chemical is a leading global provider of process
chemicals, chemical specialties, services and technical expertise to a wide
range of industries, including steel, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and
pipe, coatings, and construction materials. Both companies are ISO 9001 and
ISO 14001 compliant.
    "By combining both our product and geographic strengths, Safety-Kleen and
Quaker have created an unparalleled North American service infrastructure for
the metalworking industry," said Safety-Kleen CEO and President, Frederick J.
    "Together, we can now economically bring to our existing customers, as
well as those that have not traditionally been served by one of us
individually, the best product and service offerings of both Safety-Kleen and
Quaker Chemical."

    Under the unique "Metalworking Fluid Management" program designed by
Safety-Kleen and Quaker, the customer's manufacturing costs will be reduced

    --  Supplying premium Quaker coolants and maintaining them at optimum
        concentration levels to ensure top performance across the full range
        of metalworking operations; turn-key services also include portable
        coolant filtration, coolant sump cleaning, coolant replenishment and
        spent coolant disposal.
    --  Increasing manufacturing line efficiency by reducing downtime to
        re-work parts, recalibrate machines or clean CNC/machine tool sumps,
        while improving both the quality and finish of parts.
    --  Providing customized CNC/machine tool maintenance based on actual
        customer manufacturing processes and schedules, including service on
        nights and weekends.
    --  Analyzing customer-specific metalworking requirements and concerns,
        such as metal types, cutting processes and temperatures, water
        hardness, etc., in order to design complete solutions tailored to
        individual customer needs.
    Safety-Kleen's North American network of more than 160 facilities and
service centers will now be augmented by Quaker's extensive network of "value
added resellers," allowing the two companies to deliver unmatched service to
all metalworking facilities, regardless of size.
    "This combination of superior products and services, backed up by a very
strong network of experienced, local personnel and facilities, means all of
our customers now have the best products available to them, as well as the
reliability of local service capacity," said Mike Barry, Quaker's senior vice
president and managing director for North America.
    For further information on the new Metalworking Fluid Management program,
please contact Vanessa Lepice, Safety-Kleen's director of marketing at or Art Helmstetter, Quaker's director of
marketing and planning at
    About Safety-Kleen
    Safety-Kleen, a privately held company, is the leading oil recycling and
re-refining, parts cleaner and industrial waste management services company in
North America, with approximately 4,500 employees serving hundreds of
thousands of customers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Please
visit for more information.
    About Quaker Chemical Corporation
    Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:   KWR) was established in 1918 and is a
leading global provider of process chemicals, chemical specialties, services
and technical expertise to a wide range of industries - including steel,
automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, coatings, and construction
materials.  Quaker also maintains an extensive distribution network of "value
added resellers" who supply Quaker products to customers around the world. The
company is headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Please visit for more information.

For further information:

For further information: John Kyte, +1-972-265-2030, for Safety-Kleen 
Systems, Inc. Web Site:        

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