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Bitumen for paving applications

28/08/2018 15:29

A dynamic 90-year-old

In October 1928 the S/S British Earl delivered the very first cargo of crude oil for the newly-built refinery in Nynäshamn, Sweden. The history of Nynas could start to unfold.

Research and development was a strong driving force for the business from the very outset. Among other things, Nynas was among the first in Europe to manufacture petrol with a high octane level. The global energy crisis in the mid-1970s resulted in a transition from a small traditional Swedish oil company into an international player focused on special products. 

Nynas is now one of Europe’s leading bitumen suppliers, and is also a world leader in the field of naphthenic specialty oils, which are used in everything from car tyres to transformers. 

The manufacturing of products with a long useful life differentiates Nynas from most traditional oil companies. 

Nynas history

 

In the 1960s Nynas operated a mobile asphalt laboratory. 

Further reading

New CEO of Nynas

The Board of Nynas has today decided to appoint Bo Askvik, present CFO, as interim President and CEO of Nynas.

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New Arctic oil

A trusted supplier of transformer oils for extremely low temperatures and severe weather conditions, Nynas has developed an Arctic grade oil that complies with the toughest climate conditions.

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The brains of Nynas: Rogier van Hoof

Head of Secondary Distribution since 2011, Rogier oversees and coordinates transport-related (when the product ends up on wheels) issues across the globe with suppliers, naphthenic affiliates and customers. He joined Nynas in 2005 as General Manager Naphthenics Benelux, after having worked for 20 years at a major French oil company. Rogier holds a Master’s degree in Business Management, and has also studied Mechanical Engineering. Find out what's on his mind.

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