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The OQEMA Group is an internationally active distribution company for basic chemicals and specialities headquartered in Mönchengladbach, Germany since 1922. 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 previously known as Lansdowne Chemicals. We continue to be a chemical distributor, 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 
  • Aroma
  • Personal Care
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • 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.

We are committed to meeting customer requirements on an punctual basis from our comprehensive chemical stock holdings and enjoy long-term relationships with suppliers and customers alike.


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

Finance Director

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