March 1 2019, David R Brown
Univar completes acquisition of Nexeo Solutions and re-launches as Univar Solutions
Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) has completed the acquisition of Nexeo Solutions, creating a leading global chemical and ingredients solutions provider. Following the recent agreement to divest Nexeo Plastics to an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC, the company is rebranding the combined business as Univar Solutions, reflecting a commitment to mix the 'best of the best' from each legacy organisation.
Today is the beginning of an exciting journey, bringing together two great companies to create Univar SolutionsDavid Jukes, President and CEO at Univar Solutions
“Univar Solutions is uniquely positioned to drive growth and deliver significant value for shareholders, customers, suppliers and employees,” said David Jukes, Univar Solutions president and chief executive officer. “Together, we have the ability to redefine chemical and ingredients distribution, to deliver superior growth for our partners, people and shareholders.”
Univar Solutions aims to combine the scale, broad product portfolio, technical expertise, relationship know-how and specialised services of Univar with the extensive product knowledge, market expertise and scalable technology platform of Nexeo Solutions.
“Today is the beginning of an exciting journey, bringing together two great companies to create Univar Solutions, a company with the vision to redefine distribution and be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor on the planet. Our new brand name reflects our commitment to combine the best qualities of each legacy company to create an innovative industry leader,” said Jukes.
In addition to announcing the name under which the Company will operate going forward, Univar also unveiled the new Univar Solutions brand identity and logo, which can be seen by visiting www.univarsolutions.com.
Jukes added, “Our new logo represents a commitment to constructive partnerships and collaborations with our customers and suppliers. It also reflects an updated mission of streamlining, innovating and growing through values that will govern our new company: serious about safety, where people matter, we're valuable to others, where we do what we say, and together we win.”
About Univar Solutions
Univar Solutions (NYSE: UNVR) is a leading global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value added services to customers across a wide range of industries. With the industry's largest private transportation fleet and North American sales force, a vast supplier network, deep market and regulatory knowledge, world-class formulation and recipe development, unparalleled logistics know-how, and industry-leading digital tools, Univar Solutions is a committed ally to customers and suppliers, helping them anticipate, navigate, and leverage meaningful growth opportunities.
Source(s): Univar Press Release