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KRAHN Chemie acquires several smaller Distributors and forms KRAHN Nordics AB as new Sub-Holding

German Distributor expands with Add-ons in Sweden, United Kingdom and Spain

Speciality chemicals distributor KRAHN Chemie GmbH (Hamburg, Germany),  has acquired a number of distribution businesses from Swedish holding company Jollis AB (Gothenburg, Sweden) for an undisclosed sum.

At the core of the transaction are AmphoChem AB (Gothenburg, Sweden), a distributor of industrial chemicals, additives and specialty chemicals, and Pemco Additives AB (Gothenburg, Sweden), a distributor of industrial chemicals, additives and specialty chemicals active in the Fuels, Lubricants and Petrochemical industries. The companies have sales activities in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The investment also includes Temper Technology AB (Gothenburg, Sweden), a formulator of sustainable and energy-efficient heat transfer fluids and antifreeze products, Pemco-Trigueros Additives Spain S.L., (Alicante, Spain), a distributor of additives and base oils for use in Fuels and Industrial & Automotive formulations in Spain, and BGM Logistics AB (Gothenburg, Sweden), a provider of logistics solutions for warehousing, third-party logistics and distribution in Sweden.

KRAHN said that “in order to bundle the new activities, a new company, KRAHN Nordics AB, has been established. Chatarina Schneider, co-owner of KRAHN Nordics AB and former Managing Director of the acquired entities, will act as Managing Director of KRAHN Nordics AB.”

The transaction also includes 100% of the shares of Petrico Ltd. (Sandbach, United Kingdom), a legal entity whose previous indirect majority owner was Pemco Additives. It acts as a distributor of petroleum and chemical products, specialized in the Lubricants and Additives industries.

No financial details were disclosed on this transaction.


KRAHN Chemie press release

HGE / DCG – 19.02.2021

Mark-Alexander Häberli named Managing Director at KEMTAN AG

Swiss Subsidiary of Stockmeier Group announces Management Appointment

Chemical distributor KEMTAN AG (Reinach, BL – Switzerland), the Swiss subsidiary of Stockmeier Group (Bielefeld, Germany) has recently appointed Mark-Alexander Häberli to the position of Managing Director, effective 01. February 2021. He will report to Dirk Seidel, the announcement said.

Häberli, who holds a bachelor degree in Chemistry from ZHAW in Wintherthur, Switzerland and an MBA degree from Universität St. Gallen, joins from prochem AG (Zürich, Switzerland), the subsidiary of Nordmann (Hamburg, Germany) in Switzerland, where he has led the sales team  for Plastics & Adhesives. Before that he worked for Sika, the Swiss Construction Chemicals producer.

Source: Stockmeier Group website, LinkedIn, DistriConsult analysis

HGE – DCG / 12.02.2021

Dirk Forler joins GB-Chemie as Managing Director

German Distributor adds further Management Expertise to Leadership Team

Dirk Forler has recently been named Managing Director at specialty chemicals and intermediates distributor GB-Chemie GmbH (Messel, Germany). He joins co-directors Thomas Dassler and Jürgen Martin at the privately held company, which dates its origins back to 1974. GB-Chemie became is a member of Hugo Häffner Group (Asperg, Germany) in 1992.

A seasoned distribution industry veteran, Forler has held executive management positions at Lomberg GmbH, part of Wocklum Group (Oberhausen, Germany) and at Harke Group (Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany) before taking up his new position. The appointment is effective 01. February 2021.

Source: GB-Chemie website, LinkedIn, DistriConsult research

HGE – DCG / 12.02.2021