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About Brenntag

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, covers with its extensive product and service portfolio all major markets. Headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 480 locations in more than 70 countries. In 2013, the company, which has a global workforce of more than 13,000, generated sales of EUR 9.8 billion (USD 13.0 billion). Brenntag is the link between chemical manufacturers and chemical users. The company supports its customers and suppliers with tailor-made distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to more than 170,000 customers. Long-standing experience and local excellence in the individual countries characterize the global market leader for chemical distribution.


Brenntag purchases and stores large-scale quantities of industrial and specialty chemicals from various suppliers, repackages them into smaller quantities and provides a full-line portfolio of chemicals in less-than-truckload quantities as well as value-added services. This includes specific application technology, an extensive technical support and value-added services such as just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management and drum return handling. Brenntag aims to be the partner of choice for our customers and suppliers with these products and services.


Brenntag manages the business regionally and holds leading market positions across Europe (#1), North America (#3), Latin America (#1) and continuously expands its presence in the Asia Pacific region. Its customers are active in diverse end-market industries such as coatings, food, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, personal care and water treatment, thus making the German company to a large extent independent from specific industries or regional markets.


Brenntag follows a continued profitable growth strategy targeting selected customer industries and focusing on taking over activities from chemical producers seeking outsourcing options. In addition the company constantly seeks acquisition opportunities with a focus on the growth areas of Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, to capture the expected strong growth in demand for chemicals in these regions. Thereby Brenntag is continuously expanding the geographic coverage and reinforcing its position as market leader.


The company is led by an experienced board of management combining decades of expertise in the chemical distribution and manufacturing sector. CEO Steven Holland together with CFO Georg Müller and William Fidler, form a management team that is highly experienced in chemical distribution, characterized by clear commitments to profitable growth and safety, with strong track records and project management skills. This successful management team was in charge of the Initial Public Offering of Brenntag AG in 2010. Since 29 March 2010 Brenntag AG (WKN A1DAHH) is listed at the German Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard Segment, since 21 June 2010 as a member of the MDAX index.


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