Omya strengthens APAC network with Prima Inter-Chem acquisition

The acquisition is set to boost distribution capability in this region for the likes of food and animal feed sectors. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Omya, a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals, strengthens its growth in the Asia-Pacific with the acquisition of Prima Inter-Chem Kuala Lumpur, a diversified distributor of ingredients and speciality chemicals

The acquisition allows Omya to boost and develop its ingredient and speciality chemicals distribution capability in this region for the food, pharmaceutical, animal feed and industrial markets while establishing a platform for growth for the wider region. 

According to Omya, this is within its strategy of acquiring complementary businesses and said that the companies share the same values and a business approach of helping customers and principals expand their market reach, both locally and internationally. 

Khoo Kah Pheng and Lim Kooi Fui, founders and shareholders of Prima Inter-Chem, said, “We look forward to welcoming the impressive team at Prima into the Omya Group We are very pleased to have found a great harbour for the team and business we have built over the last 38 years. We believe that Omya is the best partner to take Prima to the next level of growth and success in Asia.”