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Fecc Annual Congress 2013
“Distribution: Driving innovation in the supply chain”

This year the Fecc Annual Congress will take place from June 17 to 19, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. This year's theme looks at driving growth in your business outside Europe; expansion through promoting your business effectively; embracing legislation for competitive advantage and building high performance through leadership excellence.

The programme is designed to give delegates the resources to continue developing their business strategies, ways to continuously innovate and learn new methods to improve performance. Chemagility will be presenting a paper “The Distribution industry in India” as part of the two day event. Top speakers include Prof. Dr. Thomas Straubhaar, Chairman, Business Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI); Lena Perenius, Executive Director, CEFIC; Martin Vetter-Diez, Managing Director, HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt and Thomas Kwasniok, Partner, Roland Berger.

The Fecc Annual Congress is without doubt one of the most important dates in the European chemical industry's calendar. For more information and registration contact www.fecc-congress.com. button-more|  More

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Chemical Distribution News Round Up
Spring 2013

Africa & Asia-Pacific

IMCD has acquired the business of Indian pharmaceutical excipients distributor, Indchem International

he IMCD Group B.V. has acquired Indchem International, an established player in the pharmaceutical ingredients market in India. The business of Mumbai-based Indchem has already been fully integrated into IMCD India...button-more| More

Velox establishes joint venture in China with Shanghai Brightfield

Velox Gmbh has announced the formation of a joint venture with its Chinese partner Shanghai Brightfield Co. Ltd. The joint venture is called Velox China Ltd and is based in Shanghai....button-more| More

Acquisition reinforces IMCD's position in SubSaharan Africa chemical distribution market

The IMCD Group has successfully acquired 100% of the shares of Chemimpo South Africa (Pty) Ltd. through its subsidiary, IMCD South Africa. Integration of the two companies will be...button-more| More


Melrob Group completes the acquisition of Grove Nutrition Limited, UK

Melrob has successfully completed the acquisition of Grove Nutrition Limited. Established in 2007, Grove is a specialist re-packaging and formulating company supplying nutritional...button-more| More

Krahn Chemie acquires Dutch chemical distributor ICH Benelux

Krahn Chemie has significantly expanded its market position in the distribution of speciality chemicals with the acquisition of ICH Benelux BV and its subsidiaries in Germany (Technoplan Farbtechnik) and Poland (ICH Poland)...button-more| More

The Barentz Ravago (BRCS Group) JV makes first acquisition in Austria

The BRCS Group (Barentz Ravago Chemical Specialist SA) has made its first acquisition with the purchase of Chemres Gmbh, a specialist distributor of acids & alkalis, solvents and industrial chemicals operating in the Austrian...button-more| More

Specialty chemicals distributor Bodo Möller Chemie increased sales by nearly 30% in 2012

Bodo Möller Chemie has started 2013 in good shape after reporting a 30% growth in revenues in 2012 with sales increasing to €54 million compared to €42 million in 2011...button-more| More

The LEL Group extends its geographic reach with a new member for Iberia

Ricardo Molina S.A.U has been unveiled as a new company member for the LEL European Distributor Alliance providing distributor sales in Spain and Portugal...button-more| More

Campi y Jové sets up new subsidiary in Istanbul, Turkey

Campi y Jové, S.A has incorporated a new subsidiary, Campi y Jové KIMYA in Istanbul to service a number of fast-developing markets in Turkey. The new company will specialise in the supply of raw materials and specialty chemicals for the coatings, construction, plastics...button-more| More

Organisational changes announced at Pluschem, the European specialty chemicals distribution alliance

Pluschem have announced changes to their geographical network and member structure. With effect 1st January 2013, Ricardo Molina SA, based in Barcelona will leave the group...button-more| More

Stockmeier Group to acquire insolvent chemical distribution and mineral company, Kruse

Stockmeier Holding has made a binding offer to acquire Kruse Holding (Balve, Germany) and its subsidiaries. Kruse had filed for bankruptcy on 8 January 2013...button-more| More

Biesterfeld buys Küttner, Germany to expand rubber and additives business

Biesterfeld AG has acquired all shares of Köttner GmbH, Germany which will expand Biesterfeld Plastic's presence in the thermoplastic elastomers, rubber and rubber chemicals markets...button-more| More

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HSH Chemie Group in multinational distribution agreement with Imerys

The HSH Chemie Distribution Group has been appointed as Imerys' official distributor and agent for their complete range of talc products in Belarus, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine in paints, inks, plastics, rubber...button-more| More

Biesterfeld Plastic enters the Nordic polymer distribution market

Biesterfeld Nordic AB, a 50/50 joint venture between the Swedish based family-owned Fred Holmberg & Co AB and Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH, has started its activities...button-more| More

Safic-Alcan forms a new subsidiary in Ukraine

Safic-Alcan's new subsidiary in the Ukraine became fully operational in Jan 2013. Safic-Alcan Ukraine is located in Kiev and covers the polymers and coatings markets...button-more| More

North & South America

Brenntag to acquire US lubricants distributor, Lubrication Services, LLC (LSi)

Brenntag has agreed to acquire the assets of Lubrication Services, LLC (LSi), one of North America's leading multi-regional distributors of lubricants and chemicals. The company is serves the Oil & Gas industry through a network of facilities in six states that cover many of the US shale gas...button-more| More

Omni-Chem 136 alliance adds Campi y Jové as first European member

Omni-Chem 136, LLC North America's largest alliance of regional independent chemical distributors with 15 members has announced that Campi y Jové S.A., Spain has joined the alliance...button-more| More

Nexeo Solutions looks set to acquire QuanitiQ from Braskem

Nexeo Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Nexeo Solutions Holdings, LLC, has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Braskem S.A., to acquire all shares of iQ Soluções & Quimica S.A., also known as quantiQ, the largest chemical and petrochemical distributor in Brazil...button-more| More

US specialty distributor, Van Horn, Metz & Company, Inc. (VHM) acquires the Thornley Company

US specialty distributor, Van Horn, Metz & Company, Inc. (VHM) has acquired compatriot the Thornley Company in a move that significantly broadens the company's market coverage. Historically VHM...button-more| More

Brenntag acquires US distributor of water treatment chemicals

Brenntag has acquired Altivia Corporation, a water treatment chemical distributor headquartered in Houston, Texas. Altivia has facilities in Houston, Texas, St. Gabriel, Louisiana and Marlow, Oklahoma...button-more| More


Caldic appoint directors for European businesses
Caldic B.V. have announced the appointment of Philip Koch as Director Chemical Distribution Europe and Paul Veth as Director Food Ingredients Europe. www.chemanager-online.com

Tony Craske appointed Managing Director of Azelis Canada
Azelis Canada has confirmed the appointment of Tony Craske as Managing Director, effective February 2013, replacing Kevin Allen who retires in April after 15 years of service. http://www.azelis.com

D. Beatty D'Alessandro becomes the new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Univar
Univar have appointed D. Beatty D'Alessandro as their new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. D'Alessandro's appointment followed the announcement that Steven M. Nielsen would be resigning from Univar on January 15. www.univar.com

News Archive – Highlights

Dec 2012

20/12/2012  |  Caldic extend their leading position in the food sector with the acquisition of Sollaari Oy, Finland

11/12/2012  |  IMCD acquires the business of Safic Pacific in Australia

05/12/2012  |  Univar acquires US custom blending and packaging company, Magnablend

Nov 2012

23/11/2012  |  German Competition authorities prohibit Brenntag and CG Chemikalien from continuing with their JV

20/11/2012  |  DKSH acquires Swiss specialty chemicals distributor Staerkle & Nagler

03/11/2012  |  Mexican chemical distributors Grupo Pochteca and Mardupol to Merge Operations

01/11/2012  |  IMCD acquires leading Indonesian food ingredients distributor Alam Subur

Oct 2012

25/10/2012  |  Melrob continues its rapid international expansion by opening an office in the USA

25/10/2012  |  Barentz further strengthens its European position with the acquisition of Prochifar, Italy

18/10/2012  |  Braskem maybe looking to divest leading Brazilan chemical Distributor, QuantiQ

18/10/2012  |  Bodo Möller Chemie Group launches new online presence in 12 languages

16/10/2012  |  Nymco S.p.a. acquires fellow Italian specialty chemcials distributor, Sides S.p.a

15/10/2012  |  Brenntag signs preliminary agreement to acquire specialty chemical distributor in Latin America

10/10/2012  |  Barentz acquires majority share of Agri Nutrition B.V., Netherlands

02/10/2012  |  Caldic completes acquisition of food ingredients distributor, Nealanders International Inc

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