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Drawing on a background in chemical distribution, managing director David Lubbock, 60, 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 sales hit £219.5m in 2018.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank114
CompanySolventis
ActivitySolvent distributor
LocationGuildford
Sales £m219.5
Operating profit £m6
Main shareholdersDavid Lubbock (100%)
Staff45
Founded2002
Websitewww.solventis.net

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