Safic-Alcan consolidates its presence in Brazil and acquires Sarfam Indústria Comércio e
Paris-La Défense, September 20, 2022– Safic-Alcan, a major distributor of specialty chemicals, announces that
it has acquired 100% of Sarfam, a Brazilian chemical distributor specializing in the personal care, perfumery
and cosmetics sectors.
Established exactly 25 years ago by Mrs Maria Antonia Salerno, Sarfam has a strong presence in the Brazilian
market, being extremely renowned and covering the entire national area in its operations. Sarfam is
headquartered in Sao Paulo. Their application laboratory abilities will reinforce Safic-Alcan’s own existing
“ With the recent establishment of Safic-Alcan Brasil and the acquisition of Proquimil, the addition of Sarfam
into the Group presents great further diversification and many synergetic opportunities, especially in relation
to key supplier relationships.” stated Yann Lissillour, CEO of the Safic-Alcan Group.
“I am so happy and proud to welcome Sarfam´s team to the Safic Alcan Group. This is an exciting moment for
all. From Safic Alcan’s perspective, this enhances its position in the Brazilian distribution market and its
global place in cosmetics, a strategic market for the group. We welcome Sarfam’s employees to the
entrepreneurial team of Safic Alcan. For me personally, it is a big honour to lead this family, allowing me the
opportunity to be back in the sector of Personal Care. I look forward to ensuring a smooth transition with the
help of Mrs. Maria Antônia.”, commented Maranho, General Manager of Safic-Alcan Brasil.
Safic-Alcan is a French independent distributor of specialty chemicals headquartered in Paris La Défense (France). The Company
develops and provides wide ranges of polymers, materials and additives for the rubber, coatings, adhesives, thermoplastics,
polyurethane, lubricants, detergency, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals industries. With a network of 33 offices
strategically located in Europe, Turkey, Middle East, North America, Mexico, South America, China and South Africa,the
company represents state-of-the art manufacturers around the world. Its highly specialized sales engineers allow Safic-Alcan
to provide dedicated technical expertise and high-performance solutions thus creating long term partnership with most of its
principals and customers. Safic-Alcan employs 733 people worldwide and generated a turnover of 725 M€ in 2021.
Sarfam has been distributing high quality raw materials and bioactives from the most renowned global manufacturers to the
cosmetics industry in Brazil for over 25 years. With headquarters in São Paulo and a team of representatives in the main
production centers in the country, it serves the most important companies in the Brazilian cosmetic sector, offering solutions
in chemical specialties, with the constant objective of meeting the needs of its clients. Sarfam’s premise is the search for
innovation, with high performance chemical actives and additives and quality assurance, always taking care of the service,
inspiring its clients to develop innovative products.
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