Chemical Distributor News Autumn 2017
Africa, Asia-Pacific & Middle East
Leading Australasian distributor, Redox buys specialty engineering polymers distributor, P.D. Plastics Pty Ltd
Redox Pty Ltd has purchased P.D. Plastics an Australian specialty distributor of engineering polymers and speciality additives with a strong expertise in thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU's)... More
Azelis gains a leading position in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of Chemcolour
Azelis has agreed to acquire Chemcolour, leading provider of speciality chemicals and food ingredients in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The acquisition makes Azelis one of the top distributors in the Australasian region...More
DKSH opens new specialty chemicals innovation center in the Philippines
DKSH's Business Unit Performance Materials has opened an innovation center in Canlubang Laguna to focus on the development of new concepts, formulations and technologies for the paints, inks and construction industries... More
Keyser & Mackay gains new distributorships in Spain
Keyser & Mackay has reached an agreement with Orisil to represent their fumed silica products in Spain as well as with Lanxess for their specialty products for the Spanish cosmetic market...More
Azelis expands its presence in the Swiss market with the acquisition of Georges Walther AG
Azelis has announced the acquisition of Georges Walther AG, an independent family run company based in Switzerland. Georges Walther AG employs nine people and is based in Pfaffikon(SZ), with a warehouse in Rumlang....More
Nordmann, Rassmann completes its European network and and extends its global reach through the acquisition of UK-Based Melrob Group
Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH (NRC) has acquired 100% of the shares in Melrob Group Holdings Ltd. The acquisition includes all of Melrob's subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Spain and the USA...More
Lanxess appoints Krahn as distributor for its biocidal products in Germany and Benelux
Krahn Chemie and Lanxess already successfully work together in the field of additives for industrial lubricants. A further cooperation exists with Arlanexo, a joint venture of Lanxess and Saudi Aramco, for the distribution of synthetic rubber...More
Velox receive positive feedback from recent customer satisfaction survey
Velox gained a 90% recommendation rate from their Customer Satisfaction Survey aiming at better understanding their customers needs and easing their ordering process...More
TER Chemicals expands business in Scandinavia with a new location in Denmark, TER Nordic ApS.
With the establishment of a new subsidiary in Scandinavia, the TER Chemicals Distribution Group continues to pursue a strategy of a geographical expansion to realise their goal of pan-European coverage for their services in the distribution of specialty chemicals...More
Barentz International acquires Finnish Leipurin's meat industry unit from Aspo PLC
Through its Finnish daughter company MP-Maustepalvelu Oy, Barentz has acquired Leipurin's Meat Industry Unit making them one of the leading ingredients provider in Finland and is growing its...More
North & South America
IMCD strengthens its North American technical capabilities with the opening of a Coatings laboratory in Pennsylvania, U.S
The new Coatings laboratory joins IMCD's existing international network of laboratories for the Coatings, Personal Care, Lubricants, Detergents, Food & Nutrition and Pharmaceutical Business Groups. IMCD now runs 35 laboratories...More
Univar aquires Tagma Brazil to expand its agricultural business in Latin America
Univar Inc has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Univar Brasil Ltda. has acquired Tagma Brasil Ltda, a leading Brazilian provider of custom formulation and packaging services for crop protection chemicals...More
Leading U.S. speciality chemicals distributor, Maroon Group acquires New Jersey-based Seidler Chemical
Maroon Group LLC has acquired Seidler Chemical, a specialty chemicals and ingredients distributor based in Newark, New Jersey. This is Maroon Group's seventh add-on acquisition under CI Capital's ownership...More
Bodo Möller Chemie opens subsidiaries in the USA and Mexico
The German-headquartered Bodo Möller Chemie Group is continuing to pursue its global expansion plans with the creation of two subsidiaries in the United States and Mexico...More
Japanese Nagase Group acquires U.S. specialty chemicals distributor, Fitz Chem Corporation
Nagase America has acquired U.S. Midwest chemicals distributor Fitz Chem. With revenues of over $60 million, Fitz Chem Corporation is a successful specialty chemical distributor focused on CASE markets, plastics...More
U.S. petrochemical marketer and distributor, The Plaza Group acquires Texas distributor, Conchemco
Houston, Texas-based, Plaza Group has acquired Conchemco, a fellow Texas-based marketer and distributor of chemicals and solvents for an undisclosed sum. The company's core products are acetone, toluene, xylene...More
IMCD to acquire Canadian specialty chemicals and ingredients distributor L.V. Lomas
IMCD N.V.has announced that it is to acquire 100% of the Canadian distributor L.V. Lomas. The acquisition immediately makes IMCD one of the leading distributors in Canada as well as enhancing their position in the US...More
U.S. specialty chemicals distributor Dunleary Inc. has acquired D.N. Lukens Inc. and D&F Distributing Inc.
The additions will make Dunleary one of the 10 largest specialty chemicals distributors in the United States with annual sales of around USD 70 million. The companies will merge into one entity and establish a new brand identity by late 2017...More
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