The company was founded in 1994 by Mr. Hreinson with the purpose to import and distribute lubrication and chemicals. Kemi has always been successful and growth has been steady. In 2006 the founder decided to sell the company to the family business Helgason and under new management the company took on a more aggressive growth strategy.
The company moved in 2008 to new premises with a larger warehouse and offices. The company HQ are 1.300 m2 and located in an industrial estate.
Early in 2014 the company was sold again to a group of investors that have extensive experience in the Icelandic market. The purpose of the acquisition was to keep growing the company in the current fields and improve operations and profitability. Sales are expected to reach $5 million in 2017.
Kemi has for many years been in a small group of Companies that are credited with Premier credit rating with Creditinfo. This confirms the strong balance sheet and stable profitability for many years.
The main product groups are motor oils, greases, hydraulics, disinfection, cleaning chemicals, personal protection equipment, acids and more.
Kemi supports on regular basis good causes and community sport clubs, this is a part of our social responsibility.