New Division Within Univar Europe Combining Expertise of RW Greeff, Marnic and Industrial Solutions Businesses

Univar, a leading global company specialising in the sales, marketing, application and safe handling of a wide range of chemicals and ingredients, announced that its businesses RW Greeff, Marnic and Industrial Solutions have been combined into one division as of 1st January 2010.

Tamworth, United Kingdom, January 18, 2010 --( Univar Specialty Consumables will be the company’s specialist division, supplying high performance industrial consumables, silicones and processing aids to the transportation, aerospace, construction and industrial sectors.

Combining more than 150 years of expertise and experience RW Greeff, Marnic and Industrial Solutions all have an excellent track record in their respective focus industries.

· RW Greeff has been in business for more than 120 years, offering consumables, silicones and processing aids to a variety of industries, from automotive to construction to aerospace.
· Marnic specialises in providing innovative solutions, products, services & distribution of a wide consumables product range, covering scrim, tape and boards.
· Industrial Solutions has served the Northern and Southern Irish markets for over 20 years, providing customers with high quality tapes, adhesives, abrasives, silicones and processing aids and technical sales support to deliver best practice, improve processes and deliver cost effective solutions.

All three companies have been part of the Univar family for a number of years, but by combining their experience and expertise under one umbrella, the company will be able to further build its presence across Europe, Middle East & Africa. “Univar Specialty Consumables is a perfect partnership, offering localised services while retaining the advantage of a global network and broad product portfolio,” said David Jukes, Univar’s Vice President Sales and Marketing, EMEA. “In putting these businesses together to combine their individual strengths, we believe it will reinforce Univar Specialty Consumables’ position in the industry over the next few years.”

The three companies have a lot in common. Each one brings slightly different expertise and experience to the table, complementing each other and offering a total solution to Univar’s customers and suppliers in the industry.

“Over the past year, we have been focusing on creating “One” Univar, a company which is focused on delivering outstanding products, services and added value to all our customers, wherever they are around the world. By consolidating these three businesses in the specialty consumables area, we are again one step closer to creating that unified company,” explains John van Osch, President, Univar EMEA. “We have 5,000 customers across the Univar Specialty Consumables division in 14 different industries and 50 markets. By working together more closely we will be able to find new solutions and products, providing application development where needed and ultimately bringing the best value to our customers and suppliers.”

Operating from 56 distribution locations in 20 countries across Europe, Univar’s 2,400 local employees serve more than 50,000 European customers in a diverse range of industries including coatings, food, personal care, pharma and other major sectors.

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