Brenntag acquires stake in Al-Azzaz Chemicals

Brenntag expands its footprint in the Specialties chemicals distribution market in Saudi Arabia by acquiring a stake in Al-Azzaz Chemicals.

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Brenntag has announced the partnership with the Al-Azzaz Chemicals Company via a 75/25 joint venture. While Brenntag has been active in Saudi Arabia, this joint venture greatly expands the company’s presence and footprint with one of the largest speciality chemicals distributors on the Arabian Peninsula.

Al-Azzaz Chemicals Company, established in 1984, is a distributor of specialty chemicals in Saudi Arabia. The company’s key markets are the Food and the Pharmaceutical industries, Plastics and Material Science additives and Petrochemicals. Brenntag’s alliance in Saudi is represented through Trychem FZCO, the UAE based Joint Venture of which Brenntag acquired a majority stake in 2015. The company, originally active in essential chemicals, such as solvents & blends in UAE and the GCC countries, has meanwhile expanded to also cover the specialty chemicals business in the region with a focus on Lubricants – Food – Coatings & Construction.

“Further strengthen our position”

Henri Nejade, Member of the Management Board of Brenntag Group and COO Brenntag Specialties: “Saudi Arabia is by far the largest market in the Middle East and a key market for Brenntag with a very attractive specialties chemical distribution market size and favorable geographic position in the region. Therefore, I am excited to partner with Al-Azzaz Chemicals. This joint venture will further strengthen our position in the entire Middle East region.”

Al-Azzaz Chemicals generated sales of EUR 25 million in the financial year 2021. Closing of the transaction is expected to be completed until August 2022.

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