What does Brenntag reorganisation in Germany mean?

German distributor Brenntag said this week it is establishing a new sales region in Southern Germany located in Nuremberg, Bavaria, effective July 1, 2009.

“As a strategic step Brenntag GmbH, part of Brenntag Group, has terminated the Joint Venture Staub & Co. Chemiehandelsgesellschaft mbH. In addition Brenntag GmbH will take over the activities of Biesterfeld Chemiedistribution GmbH in Nuremberg.”

Uwe Sch├╝ltke, Managing Director Brenntag GmbH said: “This strategic step enables us to provide our business partners with considerable advantages…..”.”

Could this have any relevance to the recent news of a probe into Brenntag’s German activities by the cartel authorities (see previous entries)? The distribution market in Germany is clearly a complicated business. No wonder the authorities are seeking to understand it better.

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