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Shepherd Chemical Expands European Manufacturing and R&D Capacity in Mirecourt, France

The Shepherd Chemical Company is excited to announce an $8.5MM expansion of its Mirecourt, France European operation. The projected growth path at the Mirecourt location includes the addition of a third reactor, a new warehouse, and upgraded R&D pilot facilities.

Combined with recent investments in Shepherd’s Norwood, Ohio operations, Shepherd’s latest global investment represents an ongoing commitment to:

  • Grow with customers all over the world, specifically in the areas of high performance lubricant additives, chemical-manufacturing catalysts for enhanced process efficiencies, rubber adhesion promoters for radial tire safety, and refinery desulfurization catalysts for cleaner fuels.
  • Customize co-development capabilities for synthesis, scale-up and manufacturing of specialty metal chemistries with partners.
  • Sustainability by making continuous improvements to further reduce the environmental footprint and promote worker safety.


Shepherd acquired the Mirecourt site in 1994 as part of a global expansion in cobalt-based rubber adhesion promoters. Over the last 25 years, the Mirecourt product line has diversified across industries and gained customers with an enhanced focus and expertise on metal chemistry innovation. The location has also managed to grow manufacturing volumes over 500%.

The Mirecourt, France location is expected to begin production in the new reactor in late 2019, which has the potential to double Mirecourt’s current capacity.

Learn more about the local expertise and global capacity that allows the Shepherd Chemical Company to serve customers anywhere in the world. Visit the company’s website:


The Shepherd Chemical Company is a fourth generation, family owned, multi-national manufacturer of metal-based chemistries that create value and brighten lives. Since 1916, Shepherd Chemical has strived to provide operational excellence, innovative metal solutions, and a personal approach that creates superior value to the customer. Partnering with industries from airbags and tires to fragrance and personal care, from petrochemicals and polyurethanes to lubricants and catalysts, Shepherd collaborates on both standard and custom co-developed metal chemistries. Learn more about Shepherd Chemical.