Brenntag is now the exclusive distribution partner for the BASF range of Zetag® and Magnafloc® polyelectrolytes throughout the UK and Ireland.

Brenntag UK & Ireland, part of Brenntag Group, the global market leader in chemical distribution, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Water Solutions Business of CCP Gransden Ltd and CCP Gransden (Ireland) Ltd. This will mean that Brenntag is now the exclusive distribution partner for the BASF range of Zetag® and Magnafloc® polyelectrolytes throughout the UK and Ireland.

Richard Ward, Chief Operating Officer, Brenntag UK & Ireland, said, “The acquisition of the CCP Water Solutions business is a great complementary fit to our Water Treatment business in UK & Ireland as this now means we can offer the full range of BASF polyelectrolyte flocculants across the entire territory. CCP has a very strong reputation in the sector and I am delighted to welcome Stephen Gallagher and Christopher Murphy, the former CCP technical and sales staff, to the Brenntag Group. “

Commenting on the changes, Jim Erskine, Managing Director, CCP added, “The BASF range of flocculants fits perfectly within the Brenntag product portfolio and market sector focus which can only benefit customers in Ireland. Brenntag has a very wide Water Treatment product offering which will complement the range that CCP has been marketing for many years. I am pleased that the Technical Sales team from CCP will transfer to Brenntag as this will offer continuity to our customers.”

Also commenting on the new agreement, Patrice Petit, EMEA Indirect Business Head, Paper & Water Chemicals, BASF, added, “The customers of BASF’s high-performing quality products in Ireland will benefit from combining the local knowledge and expertise of CCP Gransden with the extensive product and service portfolio of a global market leader in chemical distribution like Brenntag.”

About Brenntag UK & Ireland

Brenntag UK & Ireland, the market leader in chemical distribution, covers all major markets with its extensive product and service portfolio. Headquartered in Leeds, UK, the company operates a network of 20 strategic sites across the UK and Ireland, and is part of Brenntag group. Brenntag supports its customers and suppliers with tailor-made distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag UK & Ireland offers one-stop-shop solutions to around 20,000 customers. This includes specific application technology, an extensive technical support and value-added services such as just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management and drum return handling. Brenntag connects chemical manufacturers and chemical users through its long-standing experience, technical industry focus and customer excellence in chemical distribution. For more information visit

About BASF Water Chemicals

BASF offers an established range of customer-centric solutions and products for the water industry. The portfolio of the globally acting business unit Water Chemicals is used in the key processes of industrial and municipal water treatment. We are a leading supplier of chemicals to purify the raw water used for the production of drinking water, to treat waste water stream and industrial process water, to protect cooling towers, boilers and desalination plants. Our products are marketed worldwide. We are fully committed to the future topic water. Further information can be found at:


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