Univar to Acquire Quaron
Univar strengthens its presence in Benelux and France
REDMOND, Wash. – February 10, 2010 – Univar, a leading global chemical distributor, has signed an agreement to acquire the Quaron Group, a distributor of chemicals in Belgium, France and the Netherlands.
"We are pleased to announce an agreement to add the Quaron group to Univar's widely recognized ‘best in class' distribution, sales and marketing organization," said John Zillmer, Univar CEO. "The combined organizations will provide Univar's supplier partners with greater opportunities for sales growth and technical service for their customers. For our customers, the acquisition offers better product selection and enhanced value-added services from our strong logistics platform."
Univar creates value for its customers and suppliers by complementing producers' sales and marketing teams. The company provides technical expertise in application development, excellence in logistics support and outstanding customer service to help its partners grow their business.
"Quaron is a perfect fit for Univar," said John van Osch, President, Univar EMEA. "Its efficient commodity network enhances our specialty and commodity product ranges in Benelux and France, and its site in the Netherlands will create new business and operational opportunities for us."
The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval by EU competition authorities.