Chemical Distributor Oqema Acquires Irish Rocara Group

  • German Oqema group acquired Irish chemical distributor and manufacturer Rocara. © Getty ImagesGerman Oqema group acquired Irish chemical distributor and manufacturer Rocara. © Getty Images

Mönchengladbach, Germany-headquartered Oqema group acquired Irish chemical distributor and manufacturer Rocara. With operations in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Dublin, Republic of Ireland, the Rocara group offers a wide range of general and specialty chemicals, solvents and surfactants.

Rob Moss, managing director of Oqema UK, said: “We are very pleased to be welcoming the Rocara companies into the Oqema group. This acquisition supports our business in so many ways. The surfactants help consolidate our personal and home care business whilst the solvents are a natural extension of our existing business. On top of this, we now have a strategic foothold on the island of Ireland for the progression of the Oqema business.”

Rocara will initially continue to operate under its existing brand with Karl Carpenter and Jonathan Morrow, its founders, remaining with the company. They commented: “We are both delighted with the sale of our group of companies to Oqema which opens up wonderful opportunities for both our suppliers and customers and future proofs our company within the Oqema Group.”

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