IMCD Acquires Leading South African Speciality Chemical Distributor Chemimpo

Rotterdam, The Netherlands (30 January, 2013). IMCD Group, a leading speciality chemicals and food ingredients company has successfully acquired 100% of the shares of Chemimpo South Africa (Pty) Ltd. through its subsidiary IMCD South Africa. Integration of the two companies in South Africa will take place through the course of 2013 and will establish IMCD South Africa as the leading speciality chemical company in Sub-Saharan Africa. The combined operation will have approximately 90 employees.

Commenting on the deal, Piet van der Slikke, CEO of Rotterdam-based IMCD said: “The activities of IMCD and Chemimpo are highly complementary and we are delighted to welcome such a well-respected distributor to the Group. Working with leading supplier partners, the two companies share a similar culture and ethos focussing on the growth of speciality chemicals and food ingredients through technical innovation and commercial tenacity.” 

Otto Brinkmann, Chemimpo's Managing Director, will head up the combined operation. Mr Brinkmann added: “We are all excited with this change as it significantly increases our customer base, laboratory presence and sales personnel, delivering exhaustive market penetration.”

Otto Brinkmann, Chemimpo's Managing Director, will head up the combined operation. Mr Brinkmann added: “We are all excited with this change as it significantly increases our customer base, laboratory presence and sales personnel, delivering exhaustive market penetration.”