Paris-La Défense, September 20, 2022 – Safic-Alcan, a major distributor of specialty chemicals, announces
that it has acquired 100% of Proquimil Produtos Químicos, a Brazilian chemical distributor specializing in
rubber and plastic polymers and additives.
The integration will be led by Luiz Maranho, a seasoned Brazilian executive in the chemical distribution sector,
who recently joined the Group to become General Manager of Safic-Alcan Brasil, the newly established entity in
Established over 40 years ago by Mr.Oswaldo Ruffo, Proquimil has established itself as a recognized leader in the
field of rubber and plastic distribution. They represent an impressive portfolio of blue-chip producers, providing
strong synergies with Safic-Alcan’s existing network.
“The establishment of Safic-Alcan Brasil, the acquisition of Proquimil and the onboarding of Luiz are major
steps towards our goal for ongoing geographical diversification. The core business of Proquimil is rubber, so it
is quite fitting to start our activities in South America in a sector very much entrenched in our DNA” stated
Yann Lissillour, CEO of the Safic-Alcan Group.
“I am delighted to welcome Proquimil’s employees to the Group. I look forward to ensuring a smooth transition
with the help of Mr.Oswaldo Ruffo and Mr.Oswaldo Ruffo filho”, commented Maranho, General Manager of
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.
Proquimil, founded 40 years ago in Diadema, state of São Paulo, is a distributor of chemical products for companies in the
rubber and plastic sectors. Proquimil distributes and represents a diversified range of products from leading market
brands. Our longstanding commitment to ethics, responsibility and seriousness in commercial relations has earned us the
respect and admiration of our customers both in Brazil and abroad.
We offer innovative solutions, an active commercial team, quality technical advice and a trained and efficient logistics team,
with an emphasis on excellent product delivery. We maintain an internal team capable of offering personalized services,
aiming at the best business opportunities, maximizing value to our customers, partners, suppliers and employees.
Our products meet the most stringent safety standards and are of world-class quality.
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