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The BRCS Group Acquires Austrian Chemical Distributor Chemres to Strengthen its Business

Published on 2013-02-06. Author : SpecialChem

The BRCS Group, the new strategic partnership between chemical materials providers Barentz and Ravago recently announced its first acquisition. BRCS has acquired the Austrian company Chemres, which specializes in the distribution of industrial chemicals for the Austrian market. With this acquisition in Austria, BRCS further strengthens its position in Europe and brings the full BRCS portfolio also to the Austrian chemical industry.

The BRCS Group is a leading and fast growing Chemical Distributor with more than 60 years of experience in Western Europe and a strong presence in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Currently, the privately owned company is active in 60 countries throughout EMEA.

BRCS has acquired 100% of the shares in Chemres and will integrate the current Chemres activities fully into the BRCS operations. The acquisition reinforces BRCS' strategy to be a leading distributor for the chemical industry with a full EMEA coverage and a comprehensive product range across the diverse chemical application areas.

Hidde van der Wal, CEO of the BRCS Group, "The acquisition of Chemres is of strategic importance to BRCS, because it gives us direct access to customers in Austria. We were looking for a business partner with excellent knowledge of the Austrian market, who could help us and our principals grow in Austria and have found this partner in Chemres and its CEO Robert Ornik. With his 25 years of experience, Robert Ornik has built Chemres into a solid business. Based in Werndorf, Chemres is strategically located on the border of Austria and Slovenia, making it an ideal hub into also the former Yugoslavian countries."

Robert Ornik, CEO of Chemres, "Being part of BRCS enables us to bring a very comprehensive product range to our customers in Austria. It's a great honor for Chemres to be part of a leading chemical distribution company in EMEA, because it also enables us to use the vast technical knowledge and infrastructure of the BRCS group to strengthen our relationships with our customers. Together we can offer the right products at competitive prices to our customers in Austria."

In Austria, BRCS will focus on strengthening its position in industrial chemicals and will focus, among others, on the coatings & inks product portfolio, construction and detergents & cleaners portfolio.

About BRCS

The BRCS Group (Barentz Ravago Chemical Specialist) is a leading and fast growing Chemical Distributor with more than 60 years of experience in Western Europe and a strong presence in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Currently, the privately owned company is active in 60 countries throughout EMEA.

BRCS is the new partnership between the chemical divisions of Barentz and Ravago. The joint venture between these two dedicated chemical specialists brings the most comprehensive chemical product palette, combined with a full EMEA geographical coverage to the chemical industry.

The technical sales teams of BRCS are dedicated to their customers. Through their vast technical knowledge and excellent relationships with suppliers, BRCS people are optimally equipped to connect customers with the right chemical materials and specialty additives for their projects.

The BRCS Group offers its customers a full product palette in adhesives & sealants, coatings & inks, construction & civil engineering, polymer manufacturing & processing, paper & cardboard and chemical specialties. BRCS has a full EMEA coverage across Western, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia & South Eastern Europe and the Middle East & Africa.

Source: BRCS


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