Safic-Alcan Acquires UK Chemicals Distributor Langley-Smith

19th March 2019

French specialty chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan has acquired 100% of Langley-Smith. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Langley-Smith, established in 1907, is a specialty chemicals distributor in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe, with a focus on adhesives, paint and coatings, polymer modification, road marking and rubber processing, inks and varnishes. It is also active in the beverage, animal feed and detergency sectors.

“The acquisition of Langley-Smith will cement our position as a leader in the specialty chemicals distribution in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as develop our capabilities in mainland Europe,” stated Yann Lissillour, Safic-Alcan’s director of mergers and acquisitions.

David Crow, owner and managing director of Langley-Smith, commented: “Combining Langley-Smith‘s longstanding presence and expertise with Safic-Alcan‘s excellent international network will open a new chapter for both companies‘ industrial businesses.“

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