For the wax side of the business, 2011 saw the expiry of the non-competitive clause with Paramelt. The expansion in available business opportunities meant that it was necessary for Kerax to regain knowledge of market segments and product requirements as expectations had changed during the intervening five years. Intensive effort in sales and research and development resulted in rapid expansion into historic areas such as food packaging requiring the reformulation of a large swath of products for the expanded portfolio. The company also took the opportunity to grow into new markets such as health and personal care. Recognizing the benefits of supply chain sustainability and the increasing levels of environmental sensitivity amongst industrial customers and consumers wanting more eco-friendly products, Kerax decided to build on the experience of petroleum industry based materials to include more vegetable derived waxes in new and existing formulations. This led to considerable investment in research and development into using the natural waxes instead of paraffin wax.

In 2014, the Euro-Oils business became part of Kerax while continuing to trade as Euro-Oils and the following year, it was merged entirely into Kerax. Kerax as a whole has continued to grow, increasing from a 4/4.5 million pound turnover and 20 employees in 2004 to a 21 million pound turnover from wax alone and 50 employees, with an additional 8.5 million from lubricants and 30 employees in based in the Redditch manufacturing facility.


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