Brazil-based distributor Univar has acquired Arinos Quimica,
a leading distributor of specialty and commodity chemicals in
Brazil. Terms of the deal were
"We are extremely pleased to announce the acquisition of
Arinos," said John Zillmer, CEO
of Univar. "Arinos has a highly complementary business model to
Univar, and provides a strong platform for future growth in the
large and rapidly growing Brazilian chemical distribution
Arinos is a leading chemical distributor in Brazil, providing a one-stop-shop
for both specialty and commodity chemicals as well as
high-value services, according to officials.
The company has strong relationships with over 60 chemical
manufacturers, and delivers over 1,600 products to more than
6,500 customers in diverse end markets. Arinos has also
developed over 20 branded products through its formulation
The company is well positioned in the Brazilian market, with
a nationwide distribution network and deep expertise in high
growth industries, Univar said.
"Arinos and Univar have very similar approaches to the
market," said Terry Hill,
executive vice president of industry relations for Univar.
"Each company has very strong supplier relationships, and is
focused on providing high value-added services and deep
industry expertise to customers."
"Univar is an excellent partner for Arinos," said Mateos Dias, CEO of Arinos. "The
combination will create many synergies by providing enhanced
services for our customers, access to a broader base of
chemical manufacturers and products, and opportunities to
leverage the global sourcing capabilities of Univar."