UK specialty chemical distributors Chemlink and Addi-Tec join the HARKE GROUP

March 2 2019, David R Brown

UK specialty chemical distributor Chemlink Specialities Ltd, and its sister company Addi-Tec Ltd, have announced that they are now part of the family-owned, German-based HARKE GROUP. The HARKE GROUP is active in the same markets as Chemlink Specialities and Addi-Tec and there has been a close relationship between the companies for many years. The change of ownership has come about as part of the the UK distributors' succession plan for the businesses.

Joining the HARKE GROUP will allow Chemlink and Addi-Tec to further improve and expand their mission to drive innovation in the UK and Irish chemical distribution markets

Jack B. Minister
Managing Director of Chemlink & Addi-Tec

Chemlink offers a wide range of specialty raw materials, primarily, surfactants, preservatives and biocides, to the Personal Care, Household Care, Industrial Care and Pharmaceuticals markets whereas Addi-Tec supplies a range of performance chemicals to the Plastics and the Paints and Coatings industries. Both companies are based at Chemlink's offices and laboratory facilities in Manchester.

Chemlink Specialities Ltd, Addi-Tec Ltd, and HARKE GROUP share common goals and aspirations. Jack B. Minister, Managing Director Chemlink Specialities Ltd. & Addi-Tec Ltd said “Joining the HARKE GROUP will allow Chemlink and Addi-Tec to further improve and expand their mission to drive innovation in the UK and Irish chemical distribution markets.”

About the HARKE GROUP
Founded in 1965, the multinational chemical distributor, HARKE GROUP will reach a total turnover of €150 million in 2019, making it among the top 50 Chemical Distributors in Europe. It has a network of subsidiaries all over Europe including HARKE Chemicals GmbH, HARKE Pharma GmbH, HARKE PackServ GmbH, AICELLO-HARKE GmbH, Carefit GmbH, HARKE Services GmbH, HARKE Benelux SCS, HARKE Italia S.R.L., GHP Sp. z o.o. Sp. k., HARKE Türkiye Ltd. Şti., OOO HARKE RUS, HARKE Hungary Bt. and HARKE Romania SCS. Thorsten Harke, owner of HARKE GROUP, has lead the enterprize in its second generation of family-owned ownership for 25 years. The Group is headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany and currently employs 165 people.

Source(s): Chemlink Press Release

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