Houghton International Inc. is a global market leader in metalworking fluids and related value-added technical services. Houghton was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA. Metalworking Fluids are mission critical specialty chemicals used for metal removal, metal cleaning, metal forming, heat treatment, quenching, forging, surface and metal finishing, rust prevention, specialty hydraulics, metal rolling and related applications. Houghton provides value-added technical services such as formulation, on-site customization, monitoring and engineering services. Houghton serves a diversified customer base in global growth markets such as automotive, aerospace, bearings, beverage cans, building and construction, mining, steel and non-ferrous, fabricated metal goods, and energy.
Houghton employs approximately 2,000 people in 33 countries and has 11 manufacturing facilities in 9 countries. Houghton has sales in 79 countries with growing market share and penetration into fast growing economies.