DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.—Univar Inc. has acquired D'Altomare Quimica Ltda., a Brazilian distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, through Univar Brasil Ltda. D'Altomare Quimica will be combined with Univar's operations in Brazil.
Erik Fyrwald, president and CEO of Univar, a distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services, said the business will expand Univar's market presence in Brazil and Latin America.
“D'Altomare's portfolio of specialty ingredients, coatings, lubricants, and adhesives are a complementary addition to our existing product portfolio,” Fyrwald said. “In addition, D'Altomare has a solid reputation as a value-added and solutions-driven service provider in high-growth specialty markets including personal care, pharmaceuticals, electronics and aviation.”
D'Altomare specializes in the distribution of chemistries and specialty ingredients for the pharmaceutical, personal care, food, agriculture, transportation and other markets. The company, headquartered in Sao Paulo, operates distribution facilities in Embu and Manaus, Brazil.