Drawing on a background in chemical distribution, managing director David Lubbock, 59, founded this Guildford firm in 2002. It imports petrochemical solvents from around the world and stores them in its Antwerp facility for delivery worldwide. It also makes aircraft de-icing fluids at its Antwerp base through subsidiary Kilfrost Europe. Buying the automotive solvents division of German firm Haltermann Carless helped profits hit £12.5m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank26
CompanySolventis
ActivitySolvent distributor
LocationGuildford
Annual profit growth83.40%
Latest profits £000s12,494
Latest sales £000s194,099
Staff32
Founded2002
Websitewww.solventis.net

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