Chems distribution group Safic-Alcan acquires France-based Laserson

20 September 2013 14:31  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Safic-Alcan announced on Friday that it has acquired fellow France-based chemicals distributor Laserson for an undisclosed fee.

With the acquisition, Safic-Alcan said it has “further enhanced its market position in the distribution of cosmetic specialty ingredients”.

“The priority of both companies will be to maintain the same spirit of first-class service to customers and principals that is key to success in this business,” it added.

Based in Etampes, Laserson employs 21 people and achieved sales revenues of €17.5m ($23.6m) in 2012. It mainly distributes specialty ingredients for the cosmetic and pharma industries.

Privately-owned Safic-Alcan, based in Puteaux, recorded global sales of €400m in 2012. It employs 380 people and has affiliates and agents in more than 25 countries in the world, it said.

($1 = €0.74)

By: Franco Capaldo
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