Safic-Alcan UK acquires personal care ingredients distributor, KemCare

May 23 2016, David R Brown

Safic-Alcan UK, a subsidiary of the Safic-Alcan Group, has announced that it has acquired 100% of KemCare, a leading chemical distributor specialising in the Personal Care, Home Care and Industrial sectors in the UK and Ireland.

The acquisition of KemCare will enable us to diversify our range of personal care ingredients and to widen our portfolio offering in the UK

Martial Lecat
CEO of Safinca, the Holding of the Safic-Alcan Group

KemCare produces and distributes a wide range of actives, surfactants, emulsifiers, oleochemicals, natural oils, synthetic oils and synthetic oil derivatives, as well as a specialty personal care portfolio grouped under the KemCare family umbrella. The company is the exclusive UK & Ireland distributor for IOI Oleo GmbH (formerly Cremer Care), Symrise AG, Sabo S.p.A., The Innovation Company and BASF Beauty Creations.

“The acquisition of KemCare will enable us to diversify our range of personal care ingredients and to widen our portfolio offering in the UK”, stated Martial Lecat, CEO of Safinca, the Holding of the Safic-Alcan Group. “We see strategic opportunities to move faster and further into the personal care business in the UK and Ireland through the acquisition of an exclusive distributor who brings its know-how, its markets and its exclusive partners. After the US in August 2015, we made another important step in the development of our Personal Care business in Northern Europe”.

KemCare also has a trend advisory and formulation service, KemCreate™, that works closely with its Principal partners and the leading global trend forecasting companies in order to deliver tailormade formulation concepts. The Company employs 9 people in the UK and is forecasting a 25% growth in sales for 2016.

About Safic-Alcan
Safic-Alcan is a French multinational distributor of specialty chemicals headquartered in Paris-La Défense (France) providing a large range of polymers, materials and additives for the rubber, coatings, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries. The Group is present in all major countries of the European Union, as well as in Turkey, and China with on-going strategic development in Eastern European countries and the United States. In 2015, Safic-Alcan posted revenues of nearly EUR 466 million.

About Safic-Alcan UK
Safic Alcan UK Limited is a specialty distributor with an extensive range of chemicals and additives for the rubber, plastics, adhesives and coatings industries. As part of the Safic Alcan Group, Safic Alcan UK Limited is also a key supplier to the personal care and pharmaceutical sectors. The company also has its own production facility located in the UK, which specialises in products for the rubber industry, notably cure blends and dry liquids.

Source(s): Safic-Alcan Press Release

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