Distributor IMCD acquires Ethnichem in South Africa

Distributor IMCD acquires Ethnichem in South Africa

4:33 PM, 5th July 2011
Distributor IMCD acquires Ethnichem in South Africa


ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: IMCD Group has acquired South African, Ethnichem. The acquisition will allow IMCD to further entrench its position in personal care and pharmaceutical sectors. All of Ethnichem staff will be moving over to IMCD. The acquisition is effective 1 July, 2011.

“IMCD is constantly looking to strategically expand its operations. In South Africa, we started looking at local companies with a good name in the industry. Ethnichem’s strength in two sectors perfectly complements IMCD,” said Mark Hepburn, Managing Director of IMCD South Africa. Personal care is one of IMCD Group’s focus markets with strong presence in all major European countries as well as increasing presence in Asia-Pacific.

“This move will allow us access to better resources and to be able to supply our customers with all the benefits that come from being part of an internationally recognised company. We can provide our customers with an entire package, from ingredients to formulations, using the laboratories and research IMCD Group can offer. The laboratory facility that Ethnichem currently offers will also be brought under IMCD,” said Alan Rahme, Owner and MD, Ethnichem. Rahme will lead IMCD’s personal care business in South Africa.

© WOC News 




Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News

Total strengthens its presence in exploration, production in Italy

  PARIS, FRANCE: Total has acquired Esso Italiana’s interests respectively in the Gorgoglione concession (25 per cent interest), which con ...

Read more
Click chemistry creates new ‘stealth’ DNA links

SOUTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM: Scientists at the University of Southampton have pioneered a chemical method of linking DNA strands that is tolerated by ...

Read more
Bayer CropScience to pay $ 750 million for biotech rice litigation

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, US: Bayer CropScience has reached settlement agreements with attorneys representing US long-grain rice growers in the biotech ...

Read more
Royal Society honour for chemistry professor

NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM: Professor Martyn Poliakoff CBE has received one of the science world’s highest honours by being nominated as the new ...

Read more
Merck receives EU approval for fertility treatment product

DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The European Commission (EC) has granted Merck KgaA, approval for three pre-filled, ready-to-use pen injectors for fertility tre ...

Read more
Researchers find structure of key molecule in DNA transcription system

  INDIANAPOLIS, US: Scientists have deciphered the structure of an essential part of Mediator, a complex molecular machine that plays a vital ...

Read more
www.worldofchemicals.com uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X