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KRAHN CHEMIE Acquires Lapis to Strengthen its Business Activities in Europe

Published on 2016-03-17. Author : SpecialChem

KRAHN CHEMIE GmbH has acquired the distribution activities of the Dutch company Lapis Minerals & Chemicals BV (Lapis) as part of an asset deal.

KRAHN CHEMIE Acquires Lapis
Fig. 1: KRAHN CHEMIE Acquires Lapis

The focus of the Lapis business is in the distribution of construction chemicals in the Benelux countries. The acquisition is thus in line with the KRAHN CHEMIE strategy to further strengthen its core segments in Europe. Also to be viewed in this context is the recruitment of the former Lapis manager Ferry Jacobs, who not only assured the smooth transfer of the acquired businesses but who, as Technical Director Construction Chemicals for KRAHN CHEMIE, also wants to expand this sector throughout Europe.

"The Lapis distribution business allows a significant strengthening of our business in the Benelux countries and simultaneously a targeted expansion of our construction chemicals activities. We are very pleased about the acquisition, which ideally complements the Group's portfolio, and are certain that we have found in Ferry Jacobs an expert who will be able to further advance our activities in Europe", comments Dr. Rolf Kuropka, Managing Director of KRAHN CHEMIE GmbH.


As an independent chemical distributor and sales and distribution partner to producers, it brings together everything that processors in the chemical industry value: a broad product portfolio, expert advice and outstanding customer service. It is committed to what it does with always an eye on the best solution.

About Lapis Minerals & Chemicals

The company was founded in 1993. The company was first acting as an agent, later also as distributor for the Benelux countries to the paint, coating, construction, rubber and adhesives industries. Although its activities are worldwide, it prefers its market approach being smaller scaled.


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