Safic-Alcan acquires Langley-Smith & Company


Safic-Alcan UK, a major distributor of speciality chemicals and subsidiary of the Safic-Alcan Group, has acquired 100% of Langley-Smith & Company.

Langley-Smith was established in 1907 and is a speciality chemicals distributor in the United Kingdom, Ireland and mainland Europe, with a focus on adhesives, paint and coatings, polymer modification, road marking and rubber processing, inks and varnishes.

It is also a significant player in the beverage, animal feed and detergency sectors.

Langley-Smith is an excellent fit with Safic-Alcan’s existing operations.

“The acquisition of Langley-Smith will cement our position as a leader in the speciality chemicals distribution in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as develop our capabilities in mainland Europe,” stated Yann Lissillour, Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Safic-Alcan.

David Crow, Owner & Managing Director of Langley-Smith, commented, “combining Langley-Smith‘s longstanding presence and expertise with Safic-Alcan's excellent international network will open a new chapter for both companies' industrial businesses."

Philippe Combette, CEO of Safic-Alcan, concluded: “Langley-Smith is a family business that shares our values.

"They have decades of technical experience in-house from a variety of backgrounds, which enables them to provide innovative solutions.

"Trusted by customers and suppliers, we are grateful that the owners will ensure a smooth transition to preserve the unrivalled expertise.”


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