Azelis announced it has acquired Chemroy, a Canadian distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients.
The transaction will place Azelis as one of Canada’s leading specialty distributors with a strong position in the CASE (coatings, adhesives, construction and ink), food, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and personal care segments.
Chemroy is complementary to Azelis in terms of markets served, principal relationships and product offering, and Azelis has well established relationships with the majority of Chemroy’s principals.
The transaction sees Azelis acquire 100 per cent of Chemroy Canada Holdings Inc. Chemroy was founded in 1967 and has 59 employees. Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, Chemroy offers warehousing across Canada and has further offices in Laval, Quebec and Vancouver, British Colombia.
Commenting on the announcement, Frank Bergonzi, CEO and President Azelis Americas, said: “This transaction is an important milestone for Azelis in the Americas. Chemroy is a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients in Canada, with an excellent reputation. We share similar values and culture, and this combination will ensure a more robust product portfolio to our customers.”
Hans Joachim Müller, Group CEO Azelis, said: “With the acquisition of Chemroy, we establish a strong footprint in Canada. This is an excellent strategic fit and we are excited by the opportunity for further growth, in both Canada and the US. Chemroy’s activities in the food and nutraceutical markets will allow us to expand this segment, by leveraging our relationships with global partners.”