Chemical Distributor News Summer 2016
Fecc Annual Congress 2016
“Inspiring innovation in a global economy”
The FECC Annual Congress took place in Istanbul, Turkey on 6-8 June. This year’s theme ‘Inspiring Innovation in a Global Economy’ highlighted key contributions of the chemical distribution sector to the global economy as a strategic and innovative stakeholder. Close to 150 participants attended despite several terrorist attacks in the city and the Turkish region over this period.
Several sessions addressed the characteristics of the Turkish chemical market, the future innovation for products and materials and the value of distribution for medium-sized enterprises. There were also excellent sessions on distribution in Asia for European players, private equity for expansion capital and succession planning as well as support for chemical distributors in getting prepared for the REACH 2018 deadline.
The Fecc Annual Congress remains one of the most important dates in the European chemical distribution industry’s calendar. The next Congress is taking place in Warsaw, Poland in June 2017. See www.fecc.org.
The FECC is grateful to the sponsors of this year's event: Nordamnn & Rassmann, Univar, Cornelius, Ter Group, Hedinger, IMCD, Brenntag, Eigenmann & Veronelli, Azelis, Biesterfeld Group and BODO Möller Chemie
Africa, Asia-Pacific & Middle East
Brenntag to acquire South African specialty distributor Warren Chem
Brenntag has signed an agreement to acquire Warren Chem Pty Ltd. The Cape Town based company is a leading specialty chemicals distributor focusing on the Pharma and Food industries in South Africa...More
IMCD to acquire the business of Chemicals and Solvents (EA) Ltd in Kenya
IMCD N.V. has agreed to acquire the business of Chemicals and Solvents (EA) Ltd. (C&S) based in Nairobi, Kenya to expand IMCD's existing operations in Africa... More
Brenntag strengthens South Korean footprint with the acquisition of specialty chemicals distributor, Whanee Corporation
Brenntag is to acquire the South Korean specialty chemicals distributor Whanee Corporation, based near Seoul. The company distributes a wide range of food and beverage ingredients... More
NRC Group establishes new subsidiary in Turkey, Nordmann, Rassmann Turkey Dis Ticaret A.S.
Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH has announced the establishment of a new subsidiary in Turkey. Located in Istanbul, Nordmann, Rassmann Turkey Dis Ticaret A.S. began operating in May this year... More
Biesterfeld founds new Performance Rubber business division
The new SBU combines all international business activities for the rubber processing industry from Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, Biesterfeld Plastics and Biesterfeld International...More
Bodo Möller Chemie continues Balkan expansion with opening of Croatian branch
The German Bodo Möller Chemie Group is continuing its rapid expansion in Eastern Europe by opening a new office in Zagreb, Croatia. The branch is officially affiliated to Bodo Möller Chemie Austria GmbH...More
The Biesterfeld Group reports a rise in operating profits for 2015
Biesterfeld AG has reported that it significantly increased its operating profit in 2015 whilst maintaining revenues at approximately EUR 1.1 billion. With the latest results...More
Safic-Alcan UK acquires personal care ingredients distributor, KemCare
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... More
Ravago continues to expand its chemical distribution business with takeover of Campi y Jove
Polymer and chemical distribution group, Ravago has become the full owner of Spanish chemicals distributor Campi y Jové headquartered in Barcelona. Ravago already held a 47.4% stake in the business and... More
Increasing distributor participation at Chemspec Europe 2016
Chemspec Europe 2016 ended with a 30% increase in visitor attendance compared to Cologne in 2015. The exhibition in Basel, Switzerland, whose participants include manufacturers, suppliers, distributors... More
Krahn Chemie revealed as Rhein Chemie's new distribution partner for Germany and Eastern Europe
Krahn Chemie has taken over the distribution for the Additin industrial additive packages of Rhein Chemie Additives in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia... More
VELOX gain European distribution deal for ThermHex, a new generation of lightweight PP core materials
VELOX has announced a new cooperation with ThermHex, a European producer of polypropylene honeycomb cores, as of April 2016. The thermoplastic honeycomb cores range will be marketed by VELOX aross Europe...More
R2 Group becomes Caldic
The R2 Group which was acquired by the Dutch company, Caldic B. V. in 2015 has been fully integrated into Caldic Denmark and Caldic Denmark Ingredients as of May 1 2016...More
IMCD opens new detergents application laboratory in Germany
IMCD N.V has announced the expansion of its technical capabilities with the addition of a central detergents application laboratory in Hurth, Germany. The IMCD Detergents laboratory is the newest addition... More
North & South America
IMCD acquires US specialty pharmaceutical ingredient distributor Mutchler Inc. and Mutchler of Puerto Rico Inc.
IMCD N.V. has announced that it has acquired 100% of Mutchler Inc. and Mutchler of Puerto Rico Inc. With a focus on the pharmaceutical market, Mutchler complements IMCD's existing US operations...More
Univar names Board Member Stephen D. Newlin as new President and CEO
Newlin who previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PolyOne Corporation from 2006-2014 succeeds Erik Fyrwald who announced his voluntary resignation effective May 31, 2016, to become CEO of Syngenta AG...More
Maroon Group continue North American expansion with the acquisition of U.S. Chemicals
Maroon Group LLC has acquired U.S. Chemicals, a national distributor of specialty chemicals based in Darien, CT. U.S. Chemicals' management team will remain in place and continue to actively manage the business...More
The M.F. Cachat Company renamed IMCD US, LLC
IMCD N.V. has announced that The M.F. Cachat Company has been renamed IMCD US, LLC. Acquired June 2015, The M.F. Cachat Company has been integrated into IMCD, and marks the company's initial entry into the North American market...More
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