Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical and ingredients distribution, has further strengthened its position in the UK by acquiring Tan International Ltd. 

Tan International is a reputable distributor and blender of specialty and industrial chemicals and ingredients in a variety of industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, agriculture and energy. 

Announcing the acquisition on 17 December 2019, Karsten Beckmann, Member of the Management Board of Brenntag Group and CEO Brenntag Europe, Middle East and Africa, said, “With the acquisition of Tan International we complement our existing activities and offering in the region and thus strengthen our position in the country. The company’s strong relationships with large key accounts as well as its diverse portfolio support our ambition to expand further in our focus industries.” 

Russel Argo, Regional President Brenntag UK & Ireland, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Tan International Ltd to Brenntag. The company is renowned for its strong product and added-value services offering, technical competence and infrastructure, and will significantly fortify our offering, as we broaden our supplier base, develop existing infrastructure, expand our blending capabilities and strong technical resources to further support our growth in the area. The excellent location of the site in Perth will also enable Brenntag to enhance our regional coverage and offer improved service capabilities across Scotland.” 

Formed in 1983,Tan International is expected to generate sales of approximately GBP 21 million in the financial year 2019.