The John Hogg Story

From humble beginnings as flax traders in Northern Ireland in 1890 to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of dyes and markers for the petroleum industry today – we’re proud of our journey…


We acquire BASF’s dyes and markers business, including COVERTRACE®, KEROTECT® and SUDAN® brands.


In recognition for our export achievements, we win Chemicals Northwest ‘International Trade Award’.


We commission a full rebrand to affirm our global presence, and highlight the world-class services and solutions we offer.


In line with our focus on innovation, we invest in state-of-the-art laboratories and collaborative workspaces.


We launch PURECHAIN®, the intelligent brand and fiscal marking system. Designed for the oil industry to safeguard product integrity and brand value, PURECHAIN® is our most accurate, secure and portable marking system to date.