Protea Chemicals is a long-established and well-known manufacturer and distributor of specialty, functional and effect chemicals. It has a significant presence in every sector of the broader chemicals distribution market in South Africa and is developing increasingly throughout Africa. Protea Chemicals represents many leading domestic and international chemical producers, providing cost-effective and effi cient distribution channels for their products into the African market. Protea Chemicals continues to be rated as one of the largest chemical distributors in Africa by the internationally recognised industry journal, ICIS Chemical Business (issued on 4 June 2018). Protea Chemicals is ranked number 39 globally and ranked number 5 in Africa/Middle East. Protea Chemicals also manufactures and distributes chemicals and provides technical support for the treatment of water to render it potable, a function mostly undertaken through municipalities.
Umongo Petroleum is a supplier of lubricant additives, base oils, process oils and chemicals as well as a provider of technical solutions to the lubricant blend manufacturers in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Umongo Petroleum is the exclusive appointed distributor for Chevron Products (base oils) and Chevron Oronite (additives) in South African and several countries in Africa. Omnia acquired Umongo Petroleum in 2017 with the transaction closing on 30 November 2017.
Value creation for investors and employees will be achieved through the supply of chemicals and services to the manufacturing, industrial, bulk trading as well as into the specialty chemicals’ sectors of water care, food, consumer care and animal feed additives.
Supporting long-standing relationships, as well as creating new ones with leading local and global chemicals companies, continues to create value-add solutions to suppliers through strong marketing partnerships and distribution networks in markets served by the division.
Customers require competitively priced products at convenient, appropriately stocked local warehousing facilities, supported by a technically driven ethic within the Protea Chemicals team. Omnia’s SHERQ and ISO accreditation profile cascades down into the division’s integrated management system (IMS). This lends credence to the quality and service levels demanded by customers as part of the value-added offering.