Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, covers all major markets with its extensive product and service portfolio. Headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 490 locations in 72 countries. In 2014, the company, which has a global workforce of more than 13,500, generated sales of EUR 10.0 billion (USD 13.3 billion).
Brenntag connects 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 around 170,000 customers. 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. Long-standing experience and local excellence in the individual countries characterize the global market leader for chemical distribution.
Brenntag manages the business regionally and holds leading market positions across Europe (#1), North America (#3), Latin America (#1) (measured in terms of sales) and a first footprint in the Asia Pacific market place. 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, thus continuously expanding the geographic coverage and reinforcing its position as market leader.
One of the biggest milestones in the company’s history Brenntag achieved with the successful initial public offering (IPO) on March 29, 2010. Since that time the shares of Brenntag AG were floated in the prime standard segment of the Frankfurt stock exchange. The IPO was an important logical step in the company's growth strategy. The additional financial resources obtained from the initial public offering and the associated capital increase Brenntag will use to further expand their global leading market position. The quick advancement to the MDAX on June 21, 2010 was a proof for the growth strategy of Brenntag.
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, Jürgen Buchsteiner 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.