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Filo Chemical




16 Prescott Street

Wellesley Hills, MA



Phone: 781.237.9200

Fax: 781.237.9205


New York Office:

20-36 43rd Street

Astoria, NY



Phone: 212.514.9330

Phone: 212.514.9331

Fax: 212.514.9085





Filo Chemical




Filo has been based in the New Jersey/New York City area since it was formed.  Through all the changes that have affected the chemical industry, the company has been remarkably stable in its modus operandi.  The consistency of the operations has been underscored by the continuity of its management.  Filo was managed by William J. Higgins for 24 years, from 1969 until 1993.  He was then succeeded as Chief Executive Officer by Arne Gustafson, the owner of Nyland Industries and a previous director of Nobel Industries.

Imports from overseas are typically in full container loads.  Some containers are delivered directly to our customers, while others are shipped to one of the seven public warehouses Filo has arrangements with around the country.  Sales from our warehouses are usually on an FOB basis.  Filo has a thorough knowledge of regulatory affairs and has a record of assisting both its suppliers and customers in this area.

We have been headquartered on Broadway New York City's Wall Street area since 1984.  Filo sells nationwide directly to its customers in most cases but on the West Coast and in other areas, Filo also sells through stocking distributors.  Customer Service is handled at our headquarters which processes the orders received from customers.

Filo competes primarily with large U.S. manufacturers, with Filo representing some of the few available foreign sources.  Our product line is continuously developing, most often through the requests of our customers.

The largest market for Filo's products is in the organic chemical manufacturing industry which buys the Company's chemical intermediates.  Other major markets are the pharmaceutical industry, resin and plasticizer manufacturers, surfactant, detergent and cosmetic manufacturers, the paint and lacquer industry, the ink industry, the textile market, and the metal treatment industry.  Filo has the bulk of its business in the North-central, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions of the U.S.