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Telko expands in Western Europe via a strategic acquisition in specialty products

March 8, 2024 | Telko Ltd

Telko expands its lubricants business to Western Europe through acquisition in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Netherlands. The acquisition strengthens Telko’s presence in the European lubricants market, making Telko one of the strongest industrial lubricants distributors in Europe.


By acquiring the Western European industrial lubricants distribution businesses from Petrus S.A, consisting of shares in Optimol Tribotechnik SA, Optimol Netherlands BV, Optimol France SAS and Greenfluid SAS, Telko opens new markets and enables a platform for further growth in the area. The acquired businesses are leading distributors of premium industrial specialty and high-performance lubricants, metalworking fluids and other general industrial lubricants in France and Benelux.                    


"We are excited to take a significant step in our accelerated acquisition-driven growth strategy. The transaction strengthens the weight of the lubricants business in Telko's business portfolio and opens new markets for us in France and Benelux, creating a platform for further growth in Western Europe," says Mikko Pasanen, CEO of Telko.


Net sales of Telko's lubricants business stood at EUR 50.5 million in 2023. The enterprise value of the purchased businesses is EUR 13.7 million. The purchased companies have in total annual combined net sales of EUR 18 million with a run-rate EBIT of EUR 2.2 million.


Telko aims to accelerate its organic growth through acquisitions to achieve its strategic goals in all three business areas and it has a solid pipeline of potential acquisition candidates. Telko remains confident of being able to further increase the M&A pace. Telko will also seek to strengthen its market share in existing markets through organic growth.


Further information, please contact:
Mikko Pasanen, CEO, Telko
Tel. +358 40 743 6665,



Telko Ltd

Telko Ltd

Telko is a leading distributor and solution provider for converters and brand owners looking to safeguard their business with future-proof plastics, chemicals or lubricant solutions. By using industry-leading expertise, strong partnerships and renowned service capabilities to dramatically improve our customers' production lead times, material efficiency, and financial and environmental performance.

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