Akrochem acquires Bech Chem

July 20, 2021
Acquisition positions Akrochem for future growth while providing enhanced support levels for Bech Chem customers.

AKRON, Ohio, July 19, 2021 (PRNewswire) — Akrochem, a leading provider of rubber chemicals and compounding materials, has announced the acquisition of Bech Chem, LLC, a company with more than 25 years of experience in the worldwide chemical supply chain. The transaction is effective immediately, and Akrochem will continue to operate under its current name.

The purchase of Bech Chem, based in Houston, Texas, enables Akrochem to expand into new industries, as well as provide more extensive support services for Bech Chem customers.

"The acquisition of Bech Chem allows us to bring our over 90 years of experience in chemical distribution to new markets, specifically paints, coatings, and lubricants," said Akrochem President and CEO Jay Silver. "With our experienced, 15-person technical sales staff and over 120 personnel in support roles, we will improve our value to Bech Chem customers while positioning Akrochem for future growth."

Bech Chem served a number of markets, including paint and coatings, grease and lubricants, plastics, and chemical processing. Bech Chem's outstanding reputation within the specialty chemical distribution industry was based on the exceptional service the company provided throughout the ordering process, as well as its exemplary technical sales and support. The result was strong relationships with high-quality suppliers throughout the world.

"Becoming part of the Akrochem family allows us to introduce our unique specialty product line to a much larger customer base," said Bech Chem President Henrik Bech Poulsen. "We believe that we'll be a perfect complement to Akrochem's core markets."

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