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Univar to acquire Quaron

Univar, a chemical distributor, has signed an agreement to acquire the Quaron Group, a distributor of chemicals in Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

“We are pleased to announce an agreement to add the Quaron group to Univar’s widely recognised ‘best in class’ distribution, sales and marketing organisation,” says John Zillmer (pictured), Univar chief executive.

“The combined organisations will provide Univar’s supplier partners with greater opportunities for sales growth and technical service for their customers. For our customers, the acquisition offers better product selection and enhanced value-added services from our strong logistics platform.”

Univar complements producers’ sales and marketing teams by providing technical expertise in application development, logistics support and customer service.

“Combining Univar’s and Quaron’s activities in the Netherlands, Belgium and France is a logical fit in this market. The expected synergies will mean even better service to customers,” says John Regout, chief executive of Quaron.

The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval by the EU Commission.

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