March 24 2022, David R Brown
Omya strengthens presence in North America with the acquisition of specialty chemical distributor, Hall Technologies
Omya has reached an agreement to acquire Hall Technologies, Inc., a specialty chemical distributor headquartered in St. Louis, MO, with sales reach throughout the Midwest and Southern United States. The acquisition will enhance Omya’s distribution network in North America, bolstering its position amongst the top-ranked global specialty distributors.
We strongly believe that by leveraging our combined businesses, we will continue to grow and offer superior value to our supplier network and customer baseJeff Laurent
President of Hall Technologies, Inc.
Hall Technologies, led by a strong sales and management team, is a highly regarded company with a well-established reputation for excellence in the specialty chemical market. Together, Omya and Hall will continue to reinforce and expand their customer and principal relationships.
“We are very excited to welcome Hall Technologies to the Omya Group,” said Rainer Siedler, CEO Americas at Omya. “Under Jeff Laurent’s leadership, Hall has built a leading position in the Midwest specialty chemical distribution market. We look forward to welcoming the Hall Technologies team into the Omya family.”
“We look forward to being part of the Omya Group,” Laurent added. “We strongly believe that by leveraging our combined businesses, we will continue to grow and offer superior value to our supplier network and customer base.”
The closing of the transaction is expected to take place within the next four weeks.
Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals – mainly derived from calcium carbonate, dolomite and perlite – and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals. The company provides a wealth of innovative product solutions that contribute to its customers' competitiveness and productivity in multiple industries such as Construction, Paper & Board, Polymers, Food and Personal & Home Care. Omya further provides Environmental Solutions targeting the agriculture, water and energy markets. Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 160 locations in over 50 countries with 9,000 employees.
Source(s): Omya Press Release