May 5 2022, David R Brown
Richard Baker Harrison continues to grow with acquisition of Faber & VanderEnde
UK based Richard Baker Harrison Ltd (RBH), a market leader in the supply of speciality functional materials, additives and chemicals to the polymer and related industry, has announced the acquisition of specialist European distribution companies, Faber & VanderEnde B.V and Faber & VanderEnde GmbH.
Combined with RBH resources and our wider product portfolio we now have the opportunity to serve existing and new EU customers which further supports our drive for optimum customer serviceBrendan Pope
Interim Managing Director of RBH
This latest acquisition will see both companies trade as independent businesses within the RBH Group providing an enriched Group portfolio of specialist raw materials across Europe with a focus on key markets including coatings, construction, adhesives & sealants and molecular sieves/filtration.
RBH has a long history of growth and investment in people, products and principals within the chemical distribution sector. The decision to add Faber & VanderEnde B.V. & GmbH into the family of RBH companies, represents an important strategic investment for RBH as they continue to broaden their portfolio of products and resources to support customers and principals further.
Brendan Pope, Interim Managing Director of RBH said: “We are very excited at our acquisition of Faber & VanderEnde B.V and Faber & VanderEnde GmbH and the opportunity it creates to deliver on our customers' requirements. We are looking to complement and supplement the very high levels of customer service offered by these companies and their management. Combined with RBH resources and our wider product portfolio we now have the opportunity to serve existing and new EU customers which further supports our drive for optimum customer service.”
Harold Faber, Founder of Faber & VanderEnde B.V. said: “ Our goal was and still is to set new standards in customer service and innovation and I am looking forward to working with a team whose entrepreneurial spirit and vision for the future aligns with our own ambitions of providing a sustainable and expansive portfolio of materials alongside best in class customer service.”
RBH is a well-respected market leader, supplying speciality functional materials, additives and chemicals to the polymer and related industry sectors. The business dates back to 1858 and through a series of mergers and acquisitions is now part of the O'Brien Group of Companies (OBG). Today the Group employs over 300 personnel and generates revenues in excess of GBP 80M. From its UK headquarters in Manchester, RBH operates 5 strategically located warehouses across Europe and represents a number of international market leading Principals. As a highly technical, value-add distributor, RBH partners with globally positioned producers of speciality and technical products and has a product portfolio centred around essential functional additives and speciality modifiers for property and productivity enhancement.
Source(s): Richard Baker Harrison Press Release