German Chemical Distributor Nordmann, Rassmann Acquires UK's Melrob Group

19.09.2017 -

German chemical distributor Nordmann, Rassmann (NRC) has acquired 100% of the shares in Melrob Group Holdings. (Melrob) of Crawley, UK. The acquisition includes all of Melrob’s subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Spain and the USA.

“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,” explains Managing Director Dr. Gerd Bergmann.

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. “On the one hand, this acquisition is the result of our continued pursuit of Nordmann, Rassmann’s growth strategy. On the other, and through our now complete European and global presence – which gives the whole NRC Group a markedly higher level of visibility on the international market – we’re reaching yet another one of our strategic goals.”

“Nordmann, Rassmann is Melrob’s first choice,” remarks Ian Melluish, Managing Director of Melrob. “Strategically speaking, we’ve found the ideal partner – and the extremely close cooperation throughout the negotiating period made it very clear that our companies share a great deal in terms of corporate culture, as well as identical views on ethics. We know that the enterprise we have been building since 1995 – with passion and great personal commitment – is being placed in reliable, business-savvy hands.”

Through the takeover, Nordmann, Rassmann will be acquiring new and important points of access to the markets for industrial chemicals as well as monomers. The Hamburg-based distributor will also be gaining another unique selling point due 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 specialty monomers.


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