March 22 2019, David R Brown
Chemlink Specialities Ltd and Addi-Tec Ltd are now part of the HARKE GROUP
On February 22nd 2019, HARKE GROUP, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany acquired Chemlink Specialities Ltd and Addi-Tec Ltd, both formerly businesses within the Chemlink Group in Manchester, UK. Chemlink Specialities Ltd and Addi-Tec Ltd are leaders in a technical, value added approach to the market, and their goals and aspirations closely match those of the HARKE GROUP. This acquisition will provide the HARKE GROUP with a strong UK base and will expand the portfolio of products and services offered to Chemlink Specialities Ltd and Addi-Tec Ltd customers.
The acquisition of Chemlink Specialities and Addi-Tec is another important step in our strategy to offer to our customers and principals an excellent, innovative commercial, logistical and technical service throughout Europe, Russia and TurkeyThorsten Harke
President of the HARKE GROUP
Thorsten Harke, President of the HARKE GROUP is convinced: “The acquisition of Chemlink Specialities and Addi-Tec is another important step in our strategy to offer to our customers and principals an excellent, innovative commercial, logistical and technical service throughout Europe, Russia and Turkey. Custom-ers and principals alike in various industries will profit from the increased knowhow and capabilities of a wider team, sharing technical knowledge. This is supported by additional lab resources which we plan to implement at the Chemlink Specialities head office in Manchester, UK.”
Jack Minister, Director of both Chemlink Specialities Ltd and Addi-Tec Ltd added, “I am excited with the future of Chemlink Specialities and Addi-Tec as part of the Harke family. We operate in similar markets and product ranges and share a common business culture. Along with Chemlink Specialities and Addi-Tec’s technical capabilities, with our laboratory in Manchester UK, the Chemlink Specialities/Addi-Tec family will not be changing, the people you have always interacted with will remain and this was key to the success of this acquisition. With HARKE and Chemlink Specialities/Addi-Tec working together, future possibilities are bright.”
About the HARKE GROUP
Founded in 1965 as internationally acting chemical distributor, the family owned HARKE GROUP will reach a total turnover of EUR 150 million in 2019, ranking among the top 50 Chemical Distributors in Europe. It has a network of subsidiaries all over Europe including Russia and Turkey. Its product portfolio covers products for the life sciences industries such as pharma, food and cosmetics, as well as for the clean care and water treatment industry, raw materials for coatings, plastics and polymers, industrial chemicals and high purity chemicals for electronics. It furthermore comprises specialty plastic products such as specialty films and high purity containers up to complete packaging, graphics and gravure systems. Following its strategy as a full service and complete system provider, HARKE GROUP offers a full range of technical advice and services around those products, from regulatory advice, custom development and formulations, compatibility testing, tools, equipment and software to blending, contract filling and packing of finished products in its production sites in Germany and Hungary.
Source(s): Harke Press Release