ABOUT US

Chemical Solutions and Innovations (CSI) is a private company established during 2006 and has grown to become a leading supplier of metalworking fluids and lubricants to the Southern African Market. We comprise of a highly skilled team with over 150 years of cumulative experience and expertise in the metalworking and automotive industry. We are an official distributor for Quaker-Houghton in Southern Africa, which allows us to provide the highest quality metalworking fluids, greases and washing fluids to the Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Defence, Metalworking and many other industries. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified & OHSAS 18001:2007 accredited and manufacture our own lubricant range (Potenza Oil) which enables us to provide a holistic solution and maximum value to production facilities.

With many high volume production customers and facilities, we provide high-level management and technical expertise with regards to metalworking fluids and offer various levels of Chemical Management Services to our customers. Currently, CSI is the market leader with its bespoke Chemical Management Services (CMS). This system has proven to be very successful thus allowing our customers to focus on what they do best.

Timeline

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2012
2014
2015
2016
2018

2006

Our company was established and opened its first distribution facility in Port  Elizabeth. By conducting in-depth market research and Chemical Audits at various production facilities we were able to become market leaders and experts in our field.

2007

 

CSI was appointed as the distributor of the Quaker brand of metalworking fluids in the Southern African Market.

2008

CSI implemented its first level-two CMS (Chemical Management Services) program.

2009

CSI opened its second distribution facility in Johannesburg.

2010

CSI implemented its first level-one Chemical Management System and a further two level-two CMS programs.

2012

CSI commissioned its lubricant blending facility in Johannesburg (Potenza Oils®). The blending facility was completed and became operational on 13th April 2013.

2014

CSI opened its third distribution facility in Cape Town and also expanded its laboratory facilities in Port Elizabeth.

2015


We further expanded our blending facilities to include a fully automated water-based blending facility in Port Elizabeth and also increased the CMS program to five different sites.

2016

Our Potenza oil lubricant product range is further expanded to include over 100 products.

2018

A further four CMS sites were added with a total of nine CMS sites nationwide.

Mission and Vision

We have always prided ourselves in delivering the best possible products and services to our clients whilst retaining the smallest environmental footprint. With a holistic view of cradle to grave solutions, we have become the team to provide real solutions. We aim to produce zero defect quality products to deliver the best possible results to our customers. We continually develop mutually beneficial relationships with our suppliers, customers and associates and always aim to promote a safe and healthy work environment conducive to the employees’ positive development. We realise the never-ending nature of these processes.

The CSI principle

To set the pace in customer service and satisfaction through the supply of quality products and tailor-made solutions. Our eagerness to improve and grow allows our clients to regard us as their partner of choice. Our desire to innovate enables us to consistently develop solutions to business challenges.

Industry Standards and Accreditation

CSI strives to always comply with the various statutory and regulatory requirements operational in the different industries it operates in and is proud to be certified for ISO 9001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 along with the continued promotion of safety, health and the environment.

ISO 9001:2015 specifies the requirements for a quality management system within an organization and to achieve this certification the organisation must:

  1. a) demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
  2. b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

Sound Occupational Health and Safety policies are essential for employees, but they are also increasingly important for your customers and other stakeholders. 

Occupational Health and Safety Management systems certification to OHSAS 18001 is a strong sign of your organization’s commitment to your employees’ health and safety. CSI implemented its Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) as a fundamental part of its risk management strategy to address changing legislation and protect our workforce.  

OHSAS 18001 certification enables organizations to manage operational health and safety risks and improve performance.

CSI is committed to the Responsible Care Guiding Principles through the implementation of an effective Safety, Health, Environmental & Security Management System. We will operate in a manner that protects the health and safety of our customers.