Caldic announces agreement to acquire Scott Chemicals
Expansion of Caldic’s solutions offering in Asia Pacific
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, October 22, 2021 - Caldic B.V. today announced to have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Scott Chemicals, a solution provider of specialty chemicals for industrial and life science applications. This transaction will help accelerate Caldic’s strategy to drive growth in attractive markets in Asia Pacific.
In almost 30 years, Scott Chemicals has established a strong position in the Asia Pacific region. The fast-growing company is known for its outstanding value-add solution offering in industrial markets, including coatings & adhesives, plastics & rubber and life science such as food and personal care. Their strength lies in meeting customer-specific requirements, through customized formulation support and dedicated mixing and blending capabilities.
This transaction allows Caldic to significantly strengthen its presence in New Zealand and China, while expanding into new geographies such as Australia and the Philippines. Moreover, it underlines Caldic’s ambition to become a leading value-add solutions provider in the Asia Pacific region. The combined organizations are excellently placed to serve the industrial and life sciences markets, reinforcing our commitment to drive innovation and deliver opportunities for supplier partners and customers alike. For Caldic, this is the second acquisition in Asia Pacific within two years. In 2019, Caldic acquired DCM Asia, now known as Caldic Malaysia.
“We’re very excited to welcome the Scott Chemicals team to the Caldic family”, says Wilco Langschmidt, CEO Caldic Asia Pacific. “Scott Chemicals has a strong foothold in markets in South East Asia and Oceania, in particular in Australia and New Zealand. David Deare, David Monkhouse and their talented team have built an impressive supplier and customer base which will enhance our ability to inspire solutions across various applications. The acquisition is fully aligned with our strategic intent to expand in value-add solutions and makes us well-positioned to support further growth.”
David Deare, Managing Director Scott Chemicals adds: “The Scott Chemicals team and I are thrilled to join Caldic. From Scott’s foundation, our mission has been to deliver exceptional value helping businesses grow and delight their customers. Jointly with Caldic, we’re very keen to continue delivering innovative solutions for industrial applications on an accelerated basis.”
Because we care, we touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every day. We inspire innovative and sustainable solutions in life science and specialty chemicals for the food, pharma, personal care and industrial markets of the world. Our solutions, carefully sourced and customized to exacting specifications whenever required, are backed by outstanding research & development, customer service, and technical & regulatory support, ensuring that they meet precisely determined needs at every stage of the value chain.
Across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, our approximately 1200 employees go the extra mile day in, day out, to deliver value-add solutions for our customers. In our activities we embrace the principles of sustainability designing products, services and processes with these in mind. From formulation to delivery, from ingredient to packing, from supplier to customer, we care about every detail of what we do. Because every detail is in our care. For more information, www.caldic.com.
About Scott Chemicals
Scott Chemicals is a privately owned and operated importer and distributor of specialty chemicals. Since 1993, the company has been a vital link for a significant number of leading global chemical manufacturers, servicing Australia, New Zealand, China and many more locations around Asia Pacific with a team of 60 people across six locations. Scott Chemicals is an asset light specialty chemicals distributor providing commercial and technical expertise in the CASC, plastics & rubber and other industrial markets as well as the life science markets, food and personal care.
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