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Safic-Alcan acquires UK chemicals distributor

Plastics News Europe

Published: March 21, 2019 6:00 am ET
Updated: March 21, 2019 6:16 am ET

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Safic-Alcan has acquired UK chemicals distributor Langley-Smith & Co. for an undisclosed sum.

Established in 1907, Langley-Smith is a London-based speciality chemicals distributor operating in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

The company focuses on sectors including adhesives, paint & coatings, polymer modification and rubber processing.

In an 18 March press release, Safic-Alcan described Langley-Smith as “an excellent fit” within its existing operations.
“The acquisition of Langley-Smith will cement our position as a leader in the speciality chemicals distribution in the UK and Ireland, as well as develop our capabilities in mainland Europe,” stated Yann Lissillour, director of mergers and acquisitions for Safic-Alcan.

Also commenting on the purchase, David Crow, owner and managing director of Langley-Smith, said the move would “open a new chapter for both companies’ industrial businesses".

“[Langley-Smith is] Trusted by customers and suppliers, [and] we are grateful that the owners will ensure a smooth transition to preserve the unrivalled expertise,” concluded Philippe Combette, CEO of Safic-Alcan.
Based in Paris, Safic-Alcan develops and delivers a wide range of polymers, materials and additives for the rubber, coatings, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries.

The group, which posted sales revenues of €611m (£529m) in 2018, is present in all major EU countries, as well as Turkey and China. There is also on-going strategic development in Eastern Europe, the US and Mexico.


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Safic-Alcan acquires UK chemicals distributor

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Published: March 21, 2019 6:00 am ET
Updated: March 21, 2019 6:16 am ET

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