The origins of Brenntag Colombia, date back to February 27, 1920, in which this company was founded in Barranquilla by a Dutch group dedicated to the distribution of kerosene and fuel oil.
In 1960 the company was acquired by a small private group resident of the Netherlands Antilles, and was led by Mr. Staartjes. Under the direction of Staartjes the company expanded rapidly driven by the industrialization of Latin America. The main effort was made in Colombia and its neighboring countries.
Currently, this company has positioned as the most important chemical distributor in Colombia and Latin America. In Colombia it has a presence in Mosquera, Cali, Barranquilla, Medellín, Bogotá and has a subsidiary in the Barranquilla Free Zone.
In 2014, it acquired a Colombian company, a company that was founded in 1985 and mainly dedicated to the manufacture and processing of food products for human and animal consumption. With this acquisition, the company strengthened its infrastructure of formulations laboratories, which allows to provide greater solutions to customers, as well as the company's internal staff, especially the commercial force. Likewise, in 2018 it acquired another Colombian company founded in 1977 and dedicated to the commercialization of industrial and specialized chemical products for the coatings, food and cleaning industries.
The combination of the company's product portfolio that was acquired with the market share and experience of the chemical industry company that was already established will benefit customers and suppliers in the Colombian market.