BRCS Group Acquires Chemres

05.02.2013 -

The BRCS Group, the new strategic partnership between chemical materials providers Barentz and Ravago announced its first acquisition on Monday, February 4th. BRCS has acquired the Austrian company Chemres, which specialises in the distribution of industrial chemicals for the Austrian market.

The BRCS Group is a Chemical Distributor with more than 60 years of experience in Western Europe and a strong presence in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Currently, the privately owned company is active in 60 countries throughout EMEA. BRCS has acquired 100% of the shares in Chemres and will integrate the current Chemres activities fully into the BRCS operations. The acquisition reinforces BRCS' strategy to be a leading distributor for the chemical industry with a full EMEA coverage and a comprehensive product range across the diverse chemical application areas.

In Austria, BRCS will focus on strengthening its position in industrial chemicals and will focus, among others, on the coatings & inks product portfolio, construction and detergents & cleaners portfolio.