Brenntag Makes Two Distributor Acquisitions


The Brenntag group of companies has made two recent acquisitions. Brenntag AG has bought the UK chemicals distributor Farleyway Chemicals Ltd. The company says Farleyway's operations will be transferred to its new facility near Manchester. Farleyway had sales of £9 million ($14.75 million) in 1997.

Brenntag Inc., formerly known as Soco Chemical Inc., has acquired South Plainfield, N.J.-based Whittaker, Clark & Daniels Inc. WC&D is a distributor of specialty chemicals to the plastics and rubber, coatings, cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical industries. The company says the addition of WC&D will expand its portfolio of specialty chemical products.

Brenntag Inc., including WC&D, has annual sales of $860 million.