IMCD China expands its presence with the acquisition of Shanghai Yuanhe Chemicals


From left to right: Sherry Li, Owner and General Manager of Shanghai Yuanhe Chemicals; Laurens Dalmijin, General Counsel of IMCD Group; Frank Schneider, Business Group Director, IMCD Coatings & Construction; and Andreas Igerl, Managing Director of IMCD China

From left to right: Sherry Li, Owner and General Manager of Shanghai Yuanhe Chemicals; Laurens Dalmijin, General Counsel of IMCD Group; Frank Schneider, Business Group Director, IMCD Coatings & Construction; and Andreas Igerl, Managing Director of IMCD China

IMCD NV, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients, has announced the acquisition of Shanghai Yuanhe Chemicals Co Ltd in China.

Yuanhe, established since 2003, is a speciality coatings, textile and ink solution distributor for the China market. It generated a revenue of €13.2M in 2020 and adds 20 employees to the IMCD China team. This enhances the portfolio of IMCD China which serves the pharmaceutical, food and nutrition, plastics and personal care industries.

“Combining forces with Yuanhe provides IMCD with a strategic move into the China coatings market and complements the sustainability ambition of our global Coatings & Construction Business Group with a strong focus on environmental-friendly coatings solutions,” said Frank Schneider, Business Group Director, IMCD Coatings & Construction.

“We are excited to join IMCD to make a difference in the marketplace of coatings, textile and ink solutions through technical expertise and global connections. With IMCD’s reputation for professionalism and industry focus, plus Yuanhe’s strong local presence and customer base, we will create many more opportunities for our loyal customers and principal partners. We look forward to the integration with IMCD,” commented Sherry Li, Owner and Managing Director of Yuanhe.

The acquisition will boost IMCD China’s technical capabilities with the addition of a full-scale formulation lab in Shanghai, further strengthening IMCD’s global network of technical centres.


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