DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 1, 2019 — Univar Inc., today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nexeo Solutions, creating a leading global chemical and ingredients solutions provider. The combined company will conduct business as Univar Solutions, reflecting a commitment to combining the ‘best of the best’ from each legacy organization.
“Univar Solutions is uniquely positioned to drive growth and deliver significant value for shareholders, customers, suppliers and employees,” said David Jukes, Univar Solutions president and chief executive officer. “Together, we have the ability to redefine chemical and ingredients distribution, to deliver superior growth for our partners, people and shareholders.”
New company, new corporate brand
Univar Solutions combines the scale, broad product portfolio, technical expertise, relationship know-how and specialized services of Univar with the extensive product knowledge, market expertise and scalable technology platform of Nexeo Solutions.
“Today is the beginning of an exciting journey, bringing together two great companies to create Univar Solutions, a company with the vision to redefine distribution and be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor on the planet. Our new brand name reflects our commitment to combine the best qualities of each legacy company to create an innovative industry leader,” said Jukes. “Together, we will be a committed ally for our wide range of customers and suppliers, with the broad array of capabilities and deep know-how to help their businesses run smoothly, and the expertise to help them anticipate, navigate and leverage meaningful growth opportunities.”
Univar Solutions will provide customers with easy access to a broad selection of products from leading suppliers. Through a growing portfolio of value-added services, Univar Solutions will go beyond distribution to help accelerate innovation and efficiency in operations. Backed by industry-leading digital tools and a global network of 17 ‘Solution Centres’, the Company will help create novel formulations and recipes that distinguish brands in the marketplace.
In addition to announcing the name under which the Company will operate going forward, Univar today unveiled the Univar Solutions brand identity and logo, which can be accessed at www.univarsolutions.com.
Jukes added, “Our new logo represents a commitment to constructive partnerships and collaborations with our customers and suppliers. It also reflects an updated mission of streamlining, innovating and growing through values that will govern our new company: serious about safety, where people matter, we’re valuable to others, where we do what we say, and together we win.”