Safic-Alcan UK acquires KemCare

20-May-2016

KemCare is a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and fashion products with a focus upon the UK and Ireland market


Safic-Alcan UK, a major distributor of specialty chemicals and subsidiary of the Safic-Alcan Group, announces that it has acquired 100% of KemCare, a leading chemical distributor specialising in the Personal Care, Home Care & Industrial sectors in the UK and Ireland.

KemCare is a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and fashion products with a focus upon the UK and Ireland market. The company is the exclusive UK & Ireland distributor for IOI Oleo GmbH (formerly Cremer Care), Symrise AG, Sabo S.p.A., The Innovation Company and BASF Beauty Creations. “The acquisition of KemCare will enable us to diversify our range of personal care ingredients and to widen our portfolio offering in the UK”, stated Martial Lecat, CEO of Safinca, the Holding of the Safic-Alcan Group.

KemCare produces and distributes a wide range of actives, surfactants, emulsifiers, oleochemicals, natural oils, synthetic oils and synthetic oil derivatives, as well as a specialty personal care portfolio grouped under the KemCare family umbrella. The Company also has a trend advisory and formulation service, KemCreate, that works closely with its Principal partners and the leading global trend forecasting companies in order to deliver tailormade formulation concepts.

KemCare employs 9 people in the UK. A 25% sales growth is forecasted for 2016. “We see strategic opportunities to move faster and further into the personal care business in the UK and Ireland through the acquisition of an exclusive distributor who brings its know-how, its markets and its exclusive partners. After the US in August 2015, we made another important step in the development of our Personal Care business in Northern Europe,” concluded Martial Lecat.

“Safic Alcan's vision and culture represents an excellent fit with the strategy that has enabled us to succeed with our customers and suppliers alike. We are excited about the future and delivering stronger value in the supply chain” added Robert Sumner, Director of KemCare.

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