German distributor Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH (NRC) has acquired leading UK speciality chemicals distributor Melrob Group Holdings Ltd., it was announced 19 Sept.
The acquisition includes all of Melrob’s subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Spain and the US.
“Acquiring Melrob not only represents the wide-reaching and strategic expansion of Nordmann, Rassmann’s current activities in Europe, but also a decisive step towards growing our business in both the Asia-Pacific region and North America,” explained NRC managing director Gerd Bergmann in a statement.
Japan holds a special position in Nordmann, Rassmann’s newly expanded geographic presence, as the company has had very successful partnerships with well-known suppliers there for decades now.
“We are especially excited to be acquiring our own subsidiary in the Japanese market and thereby be able to take advantage of new business contacts and opportunities,” Bergmann adds.
The acquisition, Bergmann added, will complete NRC’s European presence while improving its visibility and reach in international markets.
With the takeover, the Hamburg-based distributor will also be gaining access to Melrob’s work in the biomaterials sector.
Melrob represents a large number of prominent suppliers and, with its own production facility in Singapore, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of speciality monomers.