25 Jan 2021, News

Sale of Packaged Chemicals Division – Investment in Core Manufacturing & Storage

We write to advise you of the sale of our Packaged Chemicals division (ICL Packed Ltd) to Brenntag and related investment in new UK manufacturing and storage capabilities.

Industrial Chemicals will continue to manufacture and distribute Bulk chemicals i.e. road tanker based supplies.

This will increase capacity and reinforce supply chain resilience of key UK sourced chemicals.

We have invested heavily in recent years to design, construct and operate safe new manufacturing capability.
This included a state of the art Chlor Alkali plant at West Thurrock.

This transaction is an important strategic move and will make us stronger and enable us to make the investment required to meet market needs, whilst working closely with Brenntag to ensure that we have the production capacity to serve key elements of their distribution portfolio. We will be manufacturing some of the bulk chemicals to supply their Packed business. They will be investing in dedicated storage and loading capabilities at West Thurrock to support this initiative.

To confirm, there is no change to bulk tanker business. ICL will continue to service directly all your bulk chemical requirements, therefore please continue to place orders as normal with your usual contact.

As a result our Packed divisions in Selby and West Thurrock will close and be transferred to Brenntag.
Our plants and other capabilities will be retained at both sites.

This provides Industrial Chemicals with a platform to extend our excellence in UK manufacturing, and shows Brenntag endorsement of these capabilities for their supply chain resilience, whilst they focus on their distribution expertise and service excellence.

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss this significant development with you at your earliest convenience. Ideally, we would welcome a meeting, but recognise that this is not possible due to current COVID procedures.

Your Account Manager will contact you directly to discuss and provide the opportunity to answer any questions you may have regarding the announcement.