Strategy & Vision
Vantage Specialty Chemicals is a world-class manufacturer of fatty acids, specialty derivatives, and specialty blends that possesses scale and process technology. We excel at using low cost, renewable, natural raw materials to provide a cost advantage to our customers. Vantage is a global specialty marketer of a wide array of formulations and ingredients to personal care, pharma, lubricant, food and household institutional and industrial companies among other industries.
Using our vertical raw material position, technical expertise, and flexible process capabilities, we add value by derivatizing fatty acids through alkoxylation and esterification to make products that improve our customers’ applications. This allows us to be responsive and competitive when meeting customers’ needs, which is just one of the reasons why Vantage Specialty Chemicals is a market leader for specialty alkoxylates, polysorbates, and sorbitan esters. Vantage has extensive applications know how and a deep understanding of the personal care industry. This allows development of proprietary products and formulations for global cosmetic companies.
Our organization is built upon strong technical sales teams and experienced, committed management. We strive to maintain our leadership position in North American fatty acids and derivatives while continuing to grow and upgrade our manufacturing assets to maintain a healthy business through all phases of the industrial cycle. Vantage Specialty Chemicals will continue to be a specialty provider of alkoxylates, esters, and chemical blends, growing at a double digit rate. Our goal is to be a preferred supplier by listening and quickly responding to our customers and providing specialty solutions to their needs.
Our long term success will be the result of a culture that places a high value on customer responsiveness. We strive to be the preferred supplier with easy-to-use customer interface systems and a human face and voice that responds on our customers’ timetables. This is built on a foundation of environmental responsibility, an intense focus on safety for employees, contractors and visitors to our sites, and ethical business practices. We endeavor at all times to treat people with respect. We operate with a decentralized management structure, recognizing that often the best decisions are made by the employees closest to the issues who have responsibility, authority, and accountability.