Brenntag acquires Lawrence Industries in the UK

Brenntag has announced the acquisition of Lawrence Industries – a leading independent specialties distributor in the UK.

This acquisition further strengthens the company’s position within material science and across the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE), construction, polymer and rubber industries.

Lars Schneider, global president Brenntag Specialties Material Science, said: “The acquisition of Lawrence Industries will further strengthen our specialty offering in the UK and Ireland and is perfectly in line with our strategy in material science.

“Lawrence Industries has developed an industry leading reputation. I am deeply impressed with Lawrence Industries and its highly capable and outstanding team, their long-established regional presence, strong specialty portfolio and experienced technical set-up. I look forward to further expanding our technical and value-added services to our top tier suppliers and valued customers with a particular focus on innovative and sustainable solutions, leveraging each other’s capabilities.”

Founded more than 50 years ago, Lawrence Industries is a technically driven independent specialty chemicals distribution company based in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

The company serves a diverse range of markets across the UK and Ireland, dedicated to supplying high-quality additives, minerals, and catalysts.

“We are excited to join the Brenntag family,” added Charles Henn-Allen, managing director of Lawrence Industries.
“Gaining the international reach is an important next step for us as a leading distributor of specialty chemicals in the UK. Moreover, acquiring access to Brenntag’s extensive Innovation & Application Centre network enable our current and future customers to benefit from best-in-class value added services.”