ICIS reveals Top 100 Chemical Distributors

11 October 2010 20:05  [Source: ICIS news]

NEW YORK (ICIS)--ICIS has revealed the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors, with rankings based on 2009 sales.

At the top of the list is Germany’s Brenntag, with €6.4bn ($9.0bn) in 2009 sales, followed by US-based companies Univar with $7.2bn and Ashland Distribution with $3.0bn.

Local currencies were converted to US dollars based on exchange rates on 31 December, 2009.

“We are very pleased to introduce the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors - a listing of the world's leading companies serving buyers of chemicals,” said Joseph Chang, Global Editor of ICIS Chemical Business.

The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors is a global listing, including leaders in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. However, regional leaders for North America, Europe and Latin America are broken out as well.

In Latin America, Brazil's QuantiQ led with $389m in sales in 2009, followed by Brazil's M. Cassab with $328m and Mexico’s Grupo Pochteca with $191m.

In the Middle East and Africa, South Africa’s Protea Chemicals had $608m in sales and Saudi Arabia’s REDA Chemicals had $233m in revenues.

“The global distribution landscape is an incredibly diverse and populous one, with numerous public but mostly privately held companies. While both large and small companies struggle with global and local regulatory issues, the long-term future for this vital component in the supply chain is bright,” said Chang.

ICIS received support from the US-based National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC) and Brazil’s Association of Chemical and Petrochemical Distributors (Associquim), in compiling the listing.

For spotting the top European players, Switzerland-based chemical distribution consultancy DistriConsult provided its expertise.

The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors ranking is available for download at http://www.icis.com/top100Distributors.

($1 = €0.71)

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By: Staff Reporter
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