Azelis acquires Whit Chem in the UK

Azelis strengthens its industrial chemicals footprint in EMEA with the acquisition of Whit Chem in the UK.

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Azelis has announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Whitfield Chemical Group Limited, the ultimate parent company of Whit Chem, a well-regarded distributor focused on CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) and R&PA (rubber & plastic additives) in the UK.

Majority of sales in the UK

This acquisition reinforces Azelis’ position in industrial chemicals, and specifically in the CASE and R&PA market segments in the UK. Whit Chem employs 30 staff and generates the vast majority of their sales in the UK, with some exports to Ireland. Following the closing, the Whit Chem management will stay and support the integration into Azelis, remain committed to growing the business.

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