Univar buys European chemicals distributor Quaron

10 February 2010 15:25  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Univar has agreed to acquire the Quaron Group, a chemicals distributor in Belgium, France and the Netherlands, the global chemical distribution company said on Wednesday.

“Quaron is a perfect fit for Univar. Its efficient commodity network complements our industry-focused product ranges in Benelux and France, and its site in the Netherlands will create new business and operational opportunities for us,” said John van Osch, president of Univar Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Quaron, created in 2003, has main distribution centres in Zwinjndrecht, the Netherlands; Tournai/Doornik, Belgium; and Rennes, Montereau, Cestas-Bordeaux, Niort and Lille-Haubourdin, in France.

“The expected synergies will mean even better service to customers,” said Quaron CEO John Regout.

The companies did not disclose the price of the acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approval by the European Commission.

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