Chemical Distributor News Spring 2018
Fecc Annual Congress 2018
“Towards innovative business models in Chemical Distribution 4.0”
In today's competitive global market, distributors face not only growing compliance demands but also aim to increase the added value to their partners in the supply chain. As a consequence, new business models are emerging in the European complex regulatory environment.
Fecc is supporting its members' endeavours in the next phase of the Chemical Distribution 4.0, where digitalisation, corporate social responsibility, circular economy and sustainability are key pillars for corporate growth and competitiveness.
Digitalisation of the chemical supply chain remains both a challenge and a possibility for the sector. Building on the success of last year Congress, focused on digitalisation, Fecc is establishing itself as a permanent platform to exchange experiences of the Chemical Distribution companies in the digital world and explore its potential.
For chemical distributors the transition to circular economy holds promise, and is an opportunity to generate innovative business models, like the chemical leasing, to minimise the use of chemicals and their emissions.
The Fecc Annual Congress 2018 will provide inspiration to those considering how to boost their relations with the suppliers and customers in order to successfully face these challenges. The upcoming event will also explore the current market demands and the expectations both of the suppliers and the customers, as well as the role that chemical distributors play
Participants are welcomed to join the Congress in Nice during 4-6 June. For details, please check out http://www.fecc-congress.com/fecc-annual-congress-2018 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Africa, Asia-Pacific & Middle East
Blackstone is preparing to sell leading Australian chemical distributor Ixom in dual-track sale process
Global buyout firm Blackstone Private Equity is ready to test buyer interest in its Australian and New Zealand chemicals business. Ixom, which was formerly Orica's chemicals division, is expected to be worth about AUD...More
Orkila and Lonza's Capsule Delivery Solutions announce exclusive agency partnership in Egypt
Orkila has announced a major new exclusive agency agreement with Capsule Delivery Solutions, part of Lonza Pharma - Biotech. Lonza is one of the world's leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech...More
Azelis strengthens its position in the Moroccan food market with the acquisition of Distralim
Azelis has acquired a 100% ownership of Distralim SARL, a distributor of food ingredients in Morocco. The company is based in Casablanca and employs 21 employees, who will all be joining the Azelis team...More
Brenntag sales rise 12% in 2017 but profit stays flat
Brenntag’s net profit for 2017 stood at EUR 360.8 million only just up on the EUR 360.3 million reported in 2016. Sales rose 12% to EUR 11.74 billion compared with EUR 10.50 billion in 2016...More
Grupo ADI acquires Spanish chemical manufacturer and distributor, Quaternia
The Grupo ADI, a chemical distribution company with an international presence in France, Portugal, Brazil and Morocco, has acquired Quaternia, a chemical distributor company active in Home Care, Personal Care...More
VELOX to become European distributor for Solvay
VELOX, one of Europe's leading providers of raw material specialities for the plastics, composites, additives and paint & coatings industries is to become European distributor of Solvay’s Ixef® PARA polyraylamide for medical applications...More
2M Group continues its growth in Europe with the acquisition of specialty chemicals distributor, FrankenChemie
2M Holdings Ltd has announced, following its recent acquisition of Dusseldorf-based CE-O2 GmBH, that it has also acquired Franken-Kosmetik-Chemiehandel GmbH & Co. KG (FrankenChemie), a privately owned, distributor of specialty chemicals...More
IMCD reports significant revenue and EBITDA growth in 2017
IMCD revenue increased from EUR 1,714.5 million to EUR 1,907.4 million in 2017, an increase of 11% compared to 2016 and operating EBITDA, increased by 9% to EUR 161.7
Sunil Healthcare appoints HARKE GROUP as exclusive distributor for empty capsules
Sunil Healthcare and HARKE have entered into an exclusive pan-European distribution agreement for empty HPMC and hard gelatine capsules with immediate effect. The new partnership with one of India's largest...More
Bodo Möller Chemie expands its European network with the formation of UK subsidiary
Bodo Möller Chemie Group now has its own subsidiary in the UK with the opening of Bodo Möller Chemie UK Ltd based in Manchester. The UK subsidiary will initially sell coating products...More
The Krahn Chemie Group extends its European network with the acquisition of Memolex SAS, France
Germany-based Krahn Chemie has acquired Memolex SAS, a French distributor of plastic additives operating in France and Benelux. A new subsidiary has also been established, Krahn France SAS, thus...More
Safic-Alcan UK acquires Techform Fine Chemicals
Safic-Alcan UK, a subsidiary of the Safic-Alcan Group, has acquired 100% of Techform Fine Chemicals Ltd., a chemical distributor specializing in the construction sector in the UK and Ireland...More
Brenntag expands its UK food ingredients distribution business by acquiring Kluman and Balter Limited
Brenntag has bought UK food ingredients distributor, Kluman and Balter and its wholly owned subsidiary A1 Cake Mixes. The companies specialise in the distribution
of a bakery ingredients...More
North & South America
Global resin distributor Bamberger Polymers Corp. bought by Plastiche SA
Polymer distributor, Bamberger Polymers has been acquired by Plastiche SA, a company controlled by the Roussis family, owners of the Ravago Group. Bamberger is
expected to operate as an entity independent from the Ravago Group...More
LeBaronBrown Industries LLC acquires U.S. life sciences ingredients distributor, American International Chemical, Inc. (AIC)
MA-based AIC joins another U.S. chemical distributor, Charkit Chemical Company LLC (acquired in June 2017), under the ownership of LeBaronBrown. In 2017 AIC had revenues...More
Univar returns to profit in 2017 as sales pick-up in EMEA and Canada
Univar reported a net income of USD 119.8 million compared to a net loss of USD 68.4 million in the prior year. Sales rose 2.2% to USD 8.25 billion compared with EUR 8.07 billion in 2016...More
MAS Equity Partners and Rosca Colombia acquire 100% of Colombian chemical distributor Inproquim
MAS Equity Partners acquired a shareholding in Rocsa Colombia S.A (37%) at the end of 2017, and together they acquired 100% of Inproquim. Both companies are sizeable chemical distributors in Colombia and the merger creates...More
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