Univar Buys Canadian Chemicals Distributor FloChem

08.09.2023 - US specialty ingredients and chemicals distributor Univar Solutions has acquired Canadian company FloChem and certain of its affiliates, giving Univar access to new market segments and new service capabilities. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

FloChem is a distributor of commodity and specialty chemical solutions from North American manufacturers, including caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, phosphoric acid, hydrogen peroxide, bleach and sulfuric acid. Additional offerings include products serving a variety of disinfectant and cleaning formulations in wastewater and water treatment; pool and spa; mini-bulk offerings; and food and beverage and others.

It also offers a variety of value-added services, including specialty formulas/blends, custom packaging, and bulk freight service through a dedicated private fleet of trucks and tanker trailers.

"As an industry leader in chemical distribution and dispensing systems, FloChem is uniquely positioned within our Canadian market to expand our bulk chemical distribution (BCD) network while expanding our access to some of the most widely used industrial chemicals and services," said David Jukes, president and CEO of Univar Solutions. "This acquisition demonstrates our continued focus on our growth strategy and strategic imperatives to drive success now and into the future."

Jim Holcomb, president of North America and chemicals and services for Univar Solutions, commented: "The addition of FloChem's value-added services helps us continue our focus on service excellence while also opening the doors to several new markets, increased local capabilities with the addition of MiniBulk, and greater flexibility to manage logistics in Eastern Canada."