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Technical Services


Houghton’s Technical Service teams are committed to reinforcing customer relationships and performance by providing the highest level of technical support. 

Long-term customer relationships and satisfaction are based on reliable, expert services that quickly address operating issues, and Houghton delivers consistent testing and solutions throughout the world. 


Houghton technical services are available wherever our customers need them, with over 200 dedicated professionals performing service and support in over 30 countries across five continents. They are supported by the analytical resources of 10 technical service laboratories in 10 countries. 

Our technical service teams provide professional testing support for every product category:

  • Heat Treatment
  • Cleaning
  • Forging
  • Metal Forming
  • Metal Removal
  • Non-Ferrous
  • Specialty Hydraulic Fluids and Lubricants
  • Steel Mill
  • Metal and Surface Finishing
  • Metal Protection

Houghton has processed over 500,000 fluid samples for customers, from coolant monitoring to in-depth rolling oil analysis, heat treat quench rates and surface analysis. Our broad experience and technical knowledge make us a dependable partner in process testing and evaluation.