Univar Completes Acquisition of Quaron
Univar, a global chemical distributor has successfully completed the acquisition of Quaron in Belgium and the Netherlands. The aim has been to strengthen the compaany’s position in the Benelux region. Trading as a combined entity starts on 10th January 2011.
"There is a strong strategic and cultural fit between the two companies," said John van Osch, President, Univar Europe, Middle East and Africa. "The expanded product portfolio and increased logistical capabilities provide major benefits for both customers and suppliers as well as supporting our growth plans in the region. The acquisition gives Univar a more balanced geographical spread between the Netherlands and Belgium and offers employees an even wider scope for career progression."
Wido Waelput, Univar’s Regional Director Benelux said, "Quaron Benelux’s market activities, supplier relationships, facilities and locations are a perfect fit to the Univar network. Both our companies share the same dedication to building and maintaining relationships with customers and suppliers."
Quaron’s logistics network in Belgium and the Netherlands is supported by laboratories, tank and warehouse storage and mixing facilities. It brings additional added-value services such as storage, diluting and mixing. Quaron Benelux’s commitment to safety and environmental protection in every aspect of its operations sit well with Univar’s own long-standing commitment to sustainability and its pioneering U+stainability programme.
Univar is one of the world’s leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 2,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 80,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a network of 179 distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe, and China. In 2009, Univar reported sales of $7.2 billion.