About Us

ICoNiChem is an expert in transition metal chemistry specialising in cobalt and nickel compounds made from 100% ethically source feedstocks to modern industries across the globe.

Who We Are

Born out of The Shepherd Chemical Company, ICoNiChem Widnes Ltd was created by an amicable divestiture from Shepherd in August 2016.  GIL (Grove Investments Ltd)  acquired the Widnes facility and all business activities associated with the site and continues to produce inorganic salts of Cobalt and Nickel here in the North West of England trading as ICoNiChem Widnes Ltd.

Our track record of value creation and world class customer service continues uninterrupted and has made us a trusted partner in the industry for more than 40 years.

In collaboration with our customers, our mission is to grow our specialty chemical business based on quality and manufacturing excellence using 100% ethically sourced raw materials. In this collaboration we will  provide consumers with products using sustainable transition metal compounds developed by a compact focused organisation, which bring real benefits to people in a modern world.