Born out of The Shepherd Chemical Company, ICoNiChem Widnes Ltd was created by an amicable divestiture from Shepherd in August 2016 by GIL (Grove Investments Ltd). On 9th December 2020 the shareholders of ICoNiChem Group Limited agreed to accept an unsolicited offer for the sale of the entire share capital of ICoNiChem Group Limited to 6 members of the Cengiz family who are based in Turkey, in equal share. The site continues to produce inorganic salts of Cobalt and Nickel here in the North West of England trading as ICoNiChem Widnes Ltd.
Our track record of value creation and world class customer service continues uninterrupted and has made us a trusted partner in the industry for more than 40 years.
In collaboration with our customers, our mission is to grow our specialty chemical business based on quality and manufacturing excellence using 100% ethically sourced raw materials. In this collaboration we will provide consumers with products using sustainable transition metal compounds developed by a compact focused organisation, which bring real benefits to people in a modern world.
After the acquisition of the site on 9th December 2020 by the new Turkish owners, the shareholders and directors have developed a significant investment plan to grow the business for current products whilst developing new offerings which diversify into other transition metal chemistry.
ICoNiChem is looking to both downstream and upstream operations to enhance the value that the business has to offer.
The onsite management team, quality team, production, R&D and production processes all remain unchanged with an increased focus on investment to increase capacity growth and production capabilities of the site for the future.