• AFCO Announces the Acquisition of J & W Whewell Ltd - Chemical Manufacturers

    We are pleased to announce that AFCO has acquired J & W Whewell Ltd  - Chemical Manufacturers in Manchester UK. J W Whewell Ltd will become a subsidiary of our entity in Europe, AFCO C&S, LTD.


    AFCO, since 1855, has been providing chemical, water management, process, training, and

    Equipment solutions to the Food, Dairy, Beverage, and Brewing Industries. We are one of the

    Leading providers in North America and have high ambitions to be a leading player in the global Cleaning & Hygiene arena.


    J W Whewell Ltd, since it’s beginning in 1880, has produced high quality specialty chemicals for food and beverage hygiene, I&I, textile, lubricants, personal care, cosmetics, and water treatment. J W Whewell currently conducts business in 15 countries.


    With the Acquisition of J & W Whewell Ltd, AFCO acquires:


    • Increased Manufacturing footprint and capability
    • Increased resources to support our growing European customer base
    • Producer of raw materials used in AFCO’s product line
    • ISO 9000 and ISO 14001 certified
    • Highly complementary business that focusses on providing value to our customers
    • Customer base with long standing relationships


    Mike Hinkle, President & CEO, AFCO


    “The acquisition of Whewells now gives AFCO the needed manufacturing footprint and capability to effectively service and support our growing customer base. We are confident that J & W Whewell Ltd will increase our level of service and further our commitment to our global expansion plans."


    The J& W Whewell Ltd acquisition will be the 3rd acquisition for AFCO in Europe and we will continue to look for opportunities in our core range of businesses”


    Karen Whittaker, Managing Director


    “With the AFCO support and their expertise we can see that future is bright for Whewells and the atmosphere within the company is electric. There are some busy and exciting opportunities ahead for all the personnel and are looking forward to working with everyone at AFCO team. There will be no change to J&W Whewells Ltd account management, ordering, invoicing and customer care.“