Expert, Dedicated, Forward-Thinking
Established in 1980 and based in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, FIS Chemicals specialise in the formulation, manufacture and distribution of chemical products for customers across a range of industrial sectors — including oil & gas, renewables, marine, hospitality and logistics.
With our HQ in a strategically advantageous location for the global energy industries and strong connections to a variety of other industries, over the years we have worked closely with businesses of all scales and focuses, including multinational companies and independent companies.
Manufacturing & Distribution
In-House R&D Laboratory
On-Site Solar & Wind
Solutions-led product development, manufacture and supply — smart chemistry for improved performance and greater profitability for your operations.
From the wind turbine and solar panels we utilise on-site to carbon offsetting initiatives with local woodland charities, we take a positive approach to environment, safety and governance.
New branding and website launched
Became an accredited Living Wage Scotland employer
New management takes over FIS
FIS signs 5-year contract with largest drilling contractor in the world
Solar array installed for on-site energy supply
Wind turbine installed for on-site energy supply
FIS awarded the Carbon Trust Standard
Dr Tom Cummings becomes CEO
FIS Chemicals Ltd incorporates
Dr Tom Cummings joins FIS
FIS established by Wilson Fraser, Martin Ingham and John Shand (F, I & S)
One team, with one shared goal — to keep our customers' operations moving.
A group of dedicated professionals, we take this business personally, and our approach to service and support has always been personal too.
The trust and confidence placed in us by our customers is crucial — and we work hard to deliver on it, each and every time.
With degrees in both Geology and Petroleum Geochemistry (MSc), Kenny began his Oil & Gas career in 1994 — gaining significant operational and technical knowledge through engineering and management roles with the likes of Halliburton and Baker Hughes in locations across Europe and Asia. Since the early 2000s, he has successfully managed and accelerated growth of speciality chemical companies — driving strategy, implementing change management and increasing market share and profitability, with safety and ethics at the forefront.
Gordon is a chartered accountant (ICAS) and chartered director (IOD) by qualification and joined the company as part of the management buy-in team in October 2020. He has 30+ years of industrial experience with various companies of various sizes — from SMEs to multinationals — and is responsible for the financial wellbeing of FIS.
Marcus started his career in the industry doing research and development in drilling fluids product development, and went on to manage a R&D group in Aberdeen. Over the years he was worked as an R&D scientist, R&D manager, technical consultant and applications specialist, and he joined us in 2021 to oversee product development and technical support for FIS, spearheading the R&D work we do to develop, improve and formulate products.
Tracey's early career was in key administration roles, progressing to accounts positions and part-qualifying as an accountant. Alongside her role with FIS, she completed a BSc Accounting at Robert Gordon University — graduating in December 2022. With over 20 years of experience in companies of various sizes, she joined FIS in 2019 and plays a pivotal role for us in managing day-to-day accounting, while also supporting the team on HR, IT and office management.
Allen studied Business at college and began his career in manufacturing, eventually becoming Assistant Factory Manager at Initial Textile Services. After a brief stint in the insurance business, he joined FIS as Factory Manager in early 1992. He is responsible for the smooth running of deliveries, purchasing, production and other key operations, and is also our Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA).
Kevin began his career in 1994 in offshore oil and gas roles, before transitioning into the oil service sector in an engineering capacity. He worked in sales and operational roles with Oiltools Europe Aberdeen before moving to the Middle East in 2003 as Regional Technical Services Manager with MISWACO. A few years on, he moved to East Asia — working for NOV Wellsite Services as Country Manager (Malaysia) and a succession of senior regional leadership roles, that gave him a significant experience in operations, business strategy and manufacturing across a number of countries. In recent years he has worked in the renewables/biogas sector, and arrived at FIS in May 2022 to help expand the business' global footprint and develop new opportunities for growth.
Originally from South Africa, Lennard travelled after university and worked on cabin crew for two leading airlines. Following mining industry roles in sales and business development in sub-Saharan Africa, he moved to Ireland for work, before eventually making his way to Scotland's Oil & Gas industry. Lennard's experience in specialist cleaning, waste management and hospitality give him unique insight into the needs of our customers in these sectors, and he works closely with them to ensure their operations are fully supported by FIS.
Edita originally moved to Scotland from Lithuania in 2009 to study Chemistry at the University of Aberdeen, going on to spend a few years living and working in Edinburgh and Tenerife. In 2018, she returned to the North East of Scotland to join FIS as a Chemical QHSEE Assistant, and in her current role she oversees the continuous improvement of the business' safety and environmental policies and accreditations, with a particular focus on hazard communication and regulatory compliance.
ESG Report 2022
"Our vision goes beyond the products we manufacture, and we also strive to deliver what is best for our people, customers, communities and planet."
— Kenny Woods, CEO
FIS Chemicals' Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report outlines the approach taken, commitments made and structures in place to ensure FIS is a responsibly-run business and embodies the 'smarter chemistry' approach we believe in.
FIS Chemicals' ongoing growth and development as a business is made possible thanks to the support of Foresight Group and Maven Capital Partners — whose joint investment was pivotal to our management buy-in in 2020.
With an proven management team in place and sustained backing from Foresight and Maven, FIS will continue to supply quality products to a wide customer base and new technology and solutions to the global market.
FIS Chemicals' management system, health and safety and environmental management have been rigorously inspected and accredited, and the business is one of very few chemicals companies in Scotland to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard.
Let's Talk Solutions
If you've got a particular problem that needs solving or are looking to discuss procurement and supply options for your business, contact the FIS team to start the conversation.