Safic Alcan establishes its operations in South America

Specialty chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan has acquired 100% of Proquimil Produtos Químicos, a Brazilian chemical distributor specialising in rubber and plastic polymers and additives.

A view of the globe with a focus on South America.
Sacid-Alcan has announced the arrival in the South American market through the full acquisition of two different companies and a focus on the Rubber Image source: geralt - Pixabay (symbol image).

The integration will be led by Luiz Maranho, a seasoned Brazilian executive in the chemical distribution sector, who recently joined the Group to become General Manager of Safic-Alcan Brasil, the newly established entity in the region.

Recognised leader

Established over 40 years ago by Mr.Oswaldo Ruffo, Proquimil has established itself as a recognised leader in the field of rubber and plastic distribution. They represent a brad portfolio of producers, providing synergies with Safic-Alcan’s existing network. “The establishment of Safic-Alcan Brasil, the acquisition of Proquimil and the onboarding of Luiz are major steps towards our goal for ongoing geographical diversification. The core business of Proquimil is rubber, so it is quite fitting to start our activities in South America in a sector very much entrenched in our DNA” stated Yann Lissillour, CEO of the Safic-Alcan Group.

Furthermore, Safic-Alcan has acquired 100% of Sarfam, a Brazilian chemical distributor specialising in the personal care, perfumery and cosmetics sectors.

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