About KOST
KOST USA is the largest family-founded manufacturer, supplier and marketer of antifreeze and functional fluids in the United States. Founded in 1985, we are headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. We build both our customers’ and our own brands through high performance products and superior service, primarily in the automotive & heavy duty aftermarket, as well as in the Oil & Gas sector.

Our Story

For over 37 years, KOST USA has served as a trusted business partner to its customers, providing premium quality products and unparalleled customer service. Established in 1985, Tom Overdeck founded the business based on the brand promise that everyone within the company makes a difference – every employee understands the company Mission and Vision and how their roles individually affect the total organization’s objectives and our customers’ satisfaction. Our team works collaboratively and is accountable in fulfilling this brand promise.

At KOST USA, we recognize and seek out opportunities, take appropriate risks and make decisions that mutually benefit our employees, our customers and our suppliers. This is accomplished as we make certain that our work is aligned around our company’s capabilities and our Mission. We continue to consistently deliver on our promise every day.

Our Mission

We are trusted, entrepreneurial partners with our customers, creating joint growth by providing preferred liquid technologies and passionate service.

Our Vision

We are an agile company with the ability to find and exploit profitable extensions to our core businesses and technical heritage. We focus on mature markets where major corporations are not meeting customers’ needs. We are successful because we provide unique products and services that our competition is unable to match.

Our Values