EXPANSION Univar has further bolstered its presence in Latin America through the acquisition of Mexico's Quimicompuestos while also appointing a new head for its Brazilian operations
Bertschi, De Rijke and Hoyer have established an international joint venture to offer independent fourth-party logistics services.
RESULTS Brenntag, the world's largest chemical distributor, remains confident of future growth despite a drop in first quarter profits
ASSOCIATIONS Fecc has further expanded its membership while CBA has broadened its range of regulatory compliance services
COMPETITION The French antitrust authority has levied heavy fines against a group of companies it asserts operated an extensive commodity chemicals distribution cartel between 1998 and 2005
Brenntag is to establish a legal entity, including warehouse facilities, in Accra, Ghana.
L'Autorité de la concurrence (ADLC), France's national competition authority, has imposed fines totalling €79m on five chemical distributors.
LOGISTICS A €200m project to develop a state-of-the-art dangerous goods logistics zone is due to be finished by the end of the decade. Stuart Todd reports on an exciting time for the sector in northern France
Univar has acquired Mexican commodity chemicals distributor Quimicompuestos for an undisclosed sum.
Hoyer has established a joint venture with the Globe Marine Group of Saudi Arabia and the Sharaf Group of the UAE.