OQEMA is an internationally active distribution company for basic chemicals and specialities headquartered in Mönchengladbach. We are a family company by tradition and conviction. Always reliable. Always responsive. Always on-site. And that, meanwhile, for 90 years.

OQEMA Whyte in the UK is based in Finchley, London and was acquired from Whyte Chemicals. It continues to be a chemical distribution company with a strong emphasis on reliability, safety, quality and sustainability.

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

  • Life sciences
  • Solvents;
  • Fine Chemicals;
  • Personal Care; and
  • Food and Flavour.

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

In June 2018, OQEMA Whyte was created and is part of  OQEMA Group

Overlack is a family owned business, established for over 90 years with strong emphasis on reliability, safety, quality and sustainability.

Together, we are now known as OQEMA Whyte. OQEMA Whyte shares the very same values and, as a family business established since 1977, we feel the shared goals and ambitions can be nurtured and developed to maximise the potential in the numerous possibilities.

We thank our valued partners for their loyalty and trust and look forward to continuing to provide the same first class services way into the future.