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May 31 2022, David R Brown

Leading global specialty chemicals distributor, Safic-Alcan acquires European Additives

Safic-Alcan, a major distributor of specialty chemicals, has announced it has acquired of 100% of the share capital of European Additives GmbH, a German chemical distributor specialising in the marketing and supply of plastic additives across Europe. European Additives will be integrated in to the well-established Safic-Alcan organisation in Germany, under the management of Dr Matthias Pfaffernoschke.

The acquisition of European Additives reinforces our activities in Germany and provides further opportunity to grow across our geographies

Yann Lissillour
CEO of Safic-Alcan Group

Yann Lissillour, CEO of Safic-Alcan Group stated, “The acquisition of European Additives reinforces our activities in Germany and provides further opportunity to grow across our geographies, thanks to their own brand model”.

Established in 2006 by Juergen Wittler and headquartered in Cologne, European Additives supplies antioxidants, UV stabilizers, nucleating agents, flame retardants and associated blends to the plastic industry from local warehouses in German and the Netherlands. The company has long term partnerships with a number of high quality Asian and European suppliers which has helped secure supplies as well as supporting new developments. European Additives has successfully brought innovative solutions to its client base, in particular blends.

Juergen and his team will join Safic-Alcan Deutschland, ensuring continuity for clients and suppliers alike. “We are very much looking forward to have them onboard and continue the success story”, added Dr Matthias Pfaffernoschke, Managing Director of Safic-Alcan Deutschland.

About Safic-Alcan
Safic-Alcan is a French independent distributor of specialty chemicals headquartered in Paris La Défense (France). The Company develops and provides wide ranges of polymers, materials and additives for the rubber, coatings, adhesives, thermoplastics, polyurethane, lubricants, detergency, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals industries. With a network of 32 offices strategically located in EMEA, Asia and North America, the company covers 60 countries worldwide. Its highly specialized sales engineers allow Safic-Alcan to provide dedicated technical expertise and high-performance solutions thus creating long term partnership with most of its principals and customers. Safic-Alcan employs 697 people worldwide and generated a turnover of EUR 725M in 2021. The company is 80% owned by its employees.

Source(s): Safic-Alcan Press Release

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