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The OQEMA Group is an internationally active distribution company for basic chemicals and specialities headquartered in Mönchengladbach, Germany. We are a family company by tradition and conviction. Always reliable. Always responsive. Always on-site.

OQEMA in the UK is based in Carterton, Oxfordshire and was formerly known as Lansdowne Chemicals, and the other in Finchley, London, previously known as Whyte's Chemicals. We continue to be a chemical distributing, manufacturing and marketing company with a strong emphasis on reliability, safety, quality and sustainability.

OQEMA UK serves customers globally, providing a broad range of products in areas including:

  • Animal Nutrition 
  • Aromatic
  • Speciality Chemicals
  • Personal Care
  • Water Treatment


In addition to the distribution and marketing of products, OQEMA UK also operates a chemical manufacturing division (manufacturing nitrate products) and a specialist Hydrazine Hydrate dilution facility.

The Company is focused on meeting its customers’ requirements on a punctual basis from its comprehensive chemical stock holdings and has long-term relationships with both suppliers and customers.


Management of OQEMA LTD.

Robert Moss

Group Managing Director

T +44 1993 843081
Rob.Moss( at )oqema.co.uk

Stuart Alexander


T +44 1993 843081
Stuart.Alexander( at )oqema.co.uk

Andrew Cheesman


T +44 1993 843081
Andrew.Cheesman( at )oqema.co.uk