Corrected: ICIS reveals Top 100 Chemical Distributors

18 July 2011 11:17  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined “ICIS reveals Top 100 Chemical Distributors” dated 18 July 2011, please read in the second paragraph … US-based Univar with $7.9bn (€5.6bn) … instead of … US-based Univar with $7.2bn (€5.4bn)…. A corrected story follows.

Brenntag distribution centre at La Isla, SpainNEW YORK and LONDON (ICIS)--ICIS Chemical Business magazine has revealed the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors, with rankings based on 2010 sales.

“We are pleased to once again introduce the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors – a global listing of companies critical to the chemical supply chain. This is our second year featuring this ranking, and this time we also break out sales by geographic region,” Joseph Chang, global editor of ICIS Chemical Business said on Monday.

At the top of the list is Germany-based Brenntag with €7.6bn ($10.1bn) in sales, followed by US-based Univar with $7.9bn (€5.6bn), Germany-based Helm with €4.2bn and US-based Nexeo Solutions (the former Ashland Distribution) with $3.4bn.

Currency conversions to US dollars for the ranking were based on end-of-year 2010 exchange rates.

The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors is a global ranking, with regional leaders broken out separately for North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America the Middle East and Africa.

“We give special thanks to the major chemical distributor associations that made this worldwide listing possible – the US-based National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC), ASSOCIQUIM (the Brazilian Association of Chemical and Petrochemical Distributors), and the Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors (CACD),” said Chang.

“We are privileged to welcome a number of new companies into the listing. We have also listed companies with sales below the threshold of the Top 100. This year we had over 160 listings,” said Will Beacham, deputy editor of ICIS Chemical Business.

“Distributors have recovered strongly from the financial and economic crisis, with many companies showing solid gains in 2010 sales from 2009 levels,” Beacham noted.

The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors ranking is available for free download as a PDF

By: Will Beacham
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