Akrochem, a leading provider of rubber chemicals and compounding materials, announced the acquisition of Bech Chem, LLC, a company with more than 25 years of experience in the worldwide chemical supply chain. The transaction is effective immediately, and Akrochem will continue to operate under its current name.

The purchase of Bech Chem, based in Houston, Texas, enables Akrochem to expand into new industries, as well as provide more extensive support services for Bech Chem customers.

The acquisition of Bech Chem enables Akrochem to expand into the paint and coatings market, positions the company for future growth, and provides Bech Chem customers with enhanced support levels.

“The acquisition of Bech Chem allows us to bring our over 90 years of experience in chemical distribution to new markets, specifically paints, coatings, and lubricants,” said Akrochem President and CEO Jay Silver. “With our experienced, 15-person technical sales staff and over 120 personnel in support roles, we will improve our value to Bech Chem customers while positioning Akrochem for future growth.”

Bech Chem served a number of markets, including paint and coatings, grease and lubricants, plastics, and chemical processing. 

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