Bodo Möller Buys Spain’s General Adhesivos

12.10.2022 - German chemical distribution group Bodo Möller Chemie has expanded its business in the Iberian Peninsula with the acquisition of General Adhesivos, an adhesives specialist located not far from the industrial centers of Tarragona and Barcelona in Spain.

The takeover also gives Bodo Möller Chemie a second laboratory, which offers mechanical plastic analysis and process simulations, adding to its existing adhesive competence center in Poland.

“This merger is an essential component for us to demonstrate our own expertise on the Iberian Peninsula. Moreover, we expand our overall know-how through the team and the laboratory of General Adhesivos, pursuing a pan-European approach and a general organic growth strategy in this way solely through the two laboratories in Poland and Spain,” said Frank Haug, Bodo Möller Chemie’s chairman. 

The company based in Offenbach, near Frankfurt, added that the combined company “constitutes a significant heavyweight in the adhesive market,” noting that both firms have been working for manufacturers such as Huntsman, Henkel, 3M and Medmix for many years.

In December 2020, Bodo Möller Chemie opened an office in Madrid in order to expand its footprint and meet demand in Spain and Portugal, especially for polyurethane-based products used in the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers industry.

Author: Elaine Burridge, Freelance Journalist