Chemlink Specialities, based in Manchester, have been appointed as the exclusive supplier of W.Ulrich GmbH Vegetable Oils to the UK and Ireland PC market.

Chemlink Specialities Ltd, a member of the HARKE GROUP, are long-term champions of highly effective eco ingredients. Today they have announced their appointment as the exclusive distributor of W. Ulrich GmbH’s specialty vegetable oils for use in the formulation of personal care products across UK and Ireland.

This distribution deal opens up the W. Ulrich portfolio of naturally derived vegetable oils to the UK and Ireland markets for the formulation of personal care products. Chemlink Specialities’ customers will now have access to an extensive new range of oils, including: citrates, tannins, hydrolates, preservatives, natural oils, fats and waxes, acids and derivatives, thickeners, and more.

Alex Taylor, Sales Manager at Chemlink Specialities has overseen the deal and is excited to offer this new, extensive range of ingredients to the UK and Ireland markets.

“To be awarded the exclusive distribution rights for this extensive selection of oils to the UK and Irish markets is extremely exciting for our customers, current and future, and also for our formulation team who now have access to even more top-quality, naturally derived, and eco-friendly products.” 

The full personal care portfolio is now available, and those interested should reach out to Alex Taylor directly for brochures, samples and formulation advice.



Alex Taylor

+44 7917 238024


About HARKE GROUP and Chemlink Specialities

Chemlink Specialities Ltd, Manchester, UK, is a daughter company of HARKE GROUP, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, and operates as distributor to sell HARKE GROUP’s chemicals, ingredients, specialty films and services like formulation and contract packing to the Home & Personal Care industry as well as Pharma and Food industries in UK and Ireland.

Offering more than a standard distributor, Chemlink Specialities has on-site lab facilities and is able to offer services such as: formulation development, reformulation, micro testing and performance testing, regulatory advice, sourcing and sample provision, as well as UK stock holding and warehouse to provide a fast turnaround.

Founded in 1965 as an internationally acting chemical distributor, the family owned HARKE GROUP will reach a total turnover of € 150 million in 2020, ranking among the top 50 Chemical Distributors in Europe. It has a network of subsidiaries all over Europe including Russia and Turkey.

Its product portfolio covers products for the life sciences industries such as pharma, food and cosmetics, as well as for the clean care and water treatment industry, raw materials for coatings, plastics and polymers, industrial chemicals and high purity chemicals for electronics. It furthermore comprises specialty plastic products such as specialty films and high purity containers up to complete packaging, graphics and gravure systems. Following its strategy as a full service and complete system provider, HARKE GROUP offers a full range of technical advice and services around those products, from regulatory advice, custom development and formulations, compatibility testing, tools, equipment and software to blending, contract filling and packing of finished products in its production sites in Germany and Hungary.

About W. Ulrich GmbH

The W. Ulrich GmbH distributes a wide range of raw materials for key industries in the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics sectors from their headquarters in Munich, Germany. Additionally, it produces its own series of specialty components for the paint industry, which are used in numerous countries across Europe and overseas.

In recent years, they have also been actively involved in consulting and distributing a broad spectrum of high-quality vegetable oils in the food and cosmetics sectors.

As an independent, medium-sized company, they not only place the utmost importance on the quality and environmental friendliness of their products, but also on comprehensive consultation as well as service-oriented and customer-friendly sales. These principles have been the foundation of their business for over 90 years.


Contact: Alex Taylor

Tel +44 7917 238024