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February 28 2023, David R Brown

Safic-Alcan further strengthens its presence in the United Kingdom and acquires 4PLAS Ltd

The French-headquartered Safic-Alcan Group, a leading global distributor of specialty chemicals, has announced that is has acquired 4PLAS Ltd., a distributor of engineered plastics in the UK and Ireland.

This is our fifth acquisition in the UK in the past 15 years, so we are well-prepared to welcome the 4PLAS team

Barry McDonnell
Managing Director of Safic-Alcan UK

Founded in 2003 by Simon Humphrey, Mark Dixon, Jason Thorpe, and Andrew Bastow, 4PLAS offers an extensive array of engineering thermoplastic materials, masterbatches, colour & custom compounds to the injection moulding industry in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as a wide range of additives & fillers, biopolymers and their biodegradable 4ETEC range. 4PLAS employs 11 people and generated GBP 13.5 M in 2021. The acquisition strengthens Safic-Alcan's UK presence, making it one of the most important regions for the Group.

“Simon, Mark, Jason, and Andrew are committed to a smooth transition, and we look forward to the integration process,” said Yann Lissillour, CEO of the Safic-Alcan Group.

Barry McDonnell, Managing Director of Safic-Alcan UK, added, “This is our fifth acquisition in the UK in the past 15 years, so we are well-prepared to welcome the 4PLAS team. This acquisition will further strengthen our plastic activities, which currently account for 5% of our turnover.”

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 33 offices strategically located in Europe, Turkey, Middle East, North America, Mexico, South America, China and South Africa, and 733 people worldwide, Safic-Alcan generated a turnover of EUR 725M in 2021.

Source(s): Safic-Alcan Press Release

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