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Lehmann & Voss Group has acquired GP2C in France

Hamburg-based Distributor expands its Lubricants Business in Western Europe

International specialty chemicals distributor and specialty elastomers and polymers compounder Lehmann&Voss&Co. [“LEHVOSS”] (Hamburg, Germany), announced that the group has acquired GP2C SAS (Pont-Sainte-Maxence, France), a distributor of additives and raw materials for the lubricants and fuels industry, for an undisclosed sum.


GP2C was established by Patrice Harlet in 2008, to offer formulators of automotive lubricants, industrial lubricants, fuels and technical fluids a range of specialty products and supporting technical expertise. The company operates contract blending and laboratory facilities, and offers regulatory support services. The acqusition, part of a wider growth strategy, will give LEHVOSS an extended coverage of Western Europe, the group said in the announcement.


No financial details were disclosed on this transaction.


Source: Lehmann&Voss&Co. press release; GP2C website


HGE / DCG – 21.10.2021

Azelis to acquire Paris based Quimdis S.A.S.

Specialties Distribution Group takes part in further Consolidation of Life Sciences Ingredients Distribution in EMEA

Specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor Azelis S.A. (Munsbach, Luxembourg) has  announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Quimdis S.A.S. (Levallois-Perret (Paris),  France), a distributor of ingredients for Nutraceuticals, Flavors & Fragrances, Animal Nutrition, Personal Care, Pharma and Food. Besides enhancing the position of Azelis France in the life sciences sector, Azelis expects the acquisition to strengthen its offering to fast-growing and attractive markets, the ananouncent said.


Quimdis was founded in 1988 by Jean-François Quarré, Michel Manalt and Claire Couratier, originally focusing on essential oils and active ingredients. Today the activities include ingredients distribution and formulation development in the French market and sales to more than 45 countries. Quimdis holds Ecocert, ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 22000: 2005 approvals and certifications. The company has sales close to EUR 100 mn and its 78 employees serve over 1’000 customers and ca. 400 suppliers. Mr. Quarré will remain in his position to support the transition of Quimdis to Azelis. 


No financial information was disclosed on the transaction, which is expected to be completed by end of August, according to Azelis’ press release.


Source: Azelis press release


HGE – DCG / 23.07.2021

Food Distributor Arlès Agroalimentaires changes Name to Caldic Ingredients France

Caldic fully aligns French Food Ingredients Activities

International producer and distributor of food ingredients and chemicals, Caldic B.V. (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) has announced that it’s subsidiary Arlès Agroalimentaire SAS (Rognac, France), which it had acquired in autumn 2019, upon full integration into the group has changed its name to Caldic Ingredients France SASU, effective 01. January 2021.


Source: Caldic press release


HGE – DCG / 25.01.2021