About Us

Established in 1987 by Michael Hind and Carlton Colcord, SIP Speciality Oils and Fluids has successfully evolved from a base oil trading company to a well-established and recognised independent marketer of speciality oils and fluids throughout Europe and beyond.

For more than 30 years SIP Speciality Oils and Fluids has been a respected and recognised independent marketer and distributor.  Based in London we have been supplying demanding customers in Europe and the wider African and Middle Eastern markets for many years. SIP has one of the most comprehensive product portfolios, covering a wide range of base fluids for many product applications.

We are especially known for our extensive range of viscosity grades of mineral white oils with Halal and Kosher approvals, and our premium oils for industrial and drilling applications.  We manage our own vessel and road tanker operations in-house, based around our own storage hub in North West Europe.

We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver where our competitors cannot by giving you tight lead times, support for unusual viscosity grades, and our own experienced in-house technical services and operations team who offer a bespoke service.

SIP Vision

To build upon our long-established identity and expertise to become your partner of choice for speciality oils and fluids.

SIP Values

Customer Focussed

We value face to face customer interaction and close working relationships, which allow us to fully understand your needs and provide a responsive and tailored service offering

Flexible

We use our collective experience and expertise to anticipate and adapt our service offering to meet your business requirements

Professional

We conduct our business in a manner that values and respects not only our market position and reputation but also the business partnerships we have built over the last thirty years

Credible

We firmly believe in honest and transparent working relationships, built on trust to generate loyalty

Company History

1987

Michael Hind and Carlton Colcord established SIP Limited

1991

Commenced marketing of Medicinal White oils throughout Europe, Africa and Middle East

1995

Entered drilling fluids market

1997

Ceased Group I trading to concentrate on marketing speciality oils and fluids

1998

Commenced development and marketing of Isomerised Dewaxed industrial base oils

2003 to 2007

Five major corporations added to our supplier base

2007

Entered European Group III base oil market

2009

SIP was one of the first European oil and chemical companies to achieve the updated ISO 9001:2008 registration

2009 to 2013

Developed partnerships in the Chemical Industry for speciality fluids

2014

Appointed a full time regulatory and product stewardship manager

SIP appointed as the European Distributor for Novvi LLC renewable base oils

2016

Launch of SIPDRILL RS, the first renewable hydrocarbon drilling base fluid for high performance drilling mud systems

SIP board appoints Commercial Director and Finance Director

2017

Appointed European Distributor for NIS Nanolub® technology

2018

SIP celebrates 30 years in the speciality oils and fluids business