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Brenntag to take over Specialty Business in the UK

Published on 2005-01-28. Author : SpecialChem

Brenntag, global leader in the growth market of chemical distribution, has acquired business of the British distributor Aquacryl Ltd./Chemacryl Ltd., Kent. The take over provides the opportunity for Brenntag in the United Kingdom to secure the distribution in the coating industry of specialty chemicals from Rohm & Haas, leading producer in the decorative and industrial coatings sector. With this step, Brenntag is continuing to provide its expertise within the market of adhesives, coatings, elastomers and sealants to customers and suppliers and expands its network of logistics sites throughout Europe.

Daniel Pithois, member of the Executive Board of Brenntag responsible for Europe: "This move strengthens Brenntag's regional presence in one of the UK's most important growth market of specialty chemicals and provides customers and suppliers with access to an even stronger network. With the support of an experienced sales staff, Brenntag UK will enlarge its product portfolio in the distribution market for specialty chemicals acrylic resins and additives and will achieve leading market positions for acrylic emulsions and solid thermoplastic acrylics." In 2004, Aquacryl Ltd./Chemacryl Ltd., established in the United Kingdom for more than 15 years, clocked up sales of about 12 million euros.

Brenntag recorded sales of 4.3 billion euros in 2003 through the efforts of the company's 8,900 employees at around 300 locations around the globe. Brenntag supplies industrial and specialty chemicals and offers a wide range of value-added services for companies that manufacture and process chemicals.

Source: Brenntag

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