Debro strengthens footprint in Canadian industrial specialties market by acquiring Tartan Color and Chemical
The transaction makes Debro one of the leading independent distributors in Canada for industrial specialties, food ingredients and home & personal care. Tartan is complementary to Debro in terms of markets served, supplier relationships, product offerings and customers.
Debro is acquiring 100% of the shares of Tartan, and the two companies will be amalgamated.
One of the best-known sndustrial specialties distributors in Canada
Tartan was founded by Robert Houston in 1980, and was joined by his son David in 1989 following his graduation from Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry. In 2001, David became President of Tartan and under his successful leadership, the company has become one of the best-known sndustrial specialties distributors in Canada.
David has made a long-term commitment to Debro and will be a significant investor of the joint enterprise going forward. His role will be President, Industrial Specialties.