Barentz acquires Divsa in Central America – covering printing inks, coatings and related industries

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Barentz International announced the acquisition of Distribuciones Indus-triales Variadas, SA (Divsa), Central America’s leading value-added distributor of life science ingredients and specialty chemicals.

With locations in Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama, Divsa is the ideal solution to fill Barentz’s well-established presence in North and South America. The team will continue to be led by Mario Mena, president and founder of Divsa, and the headquarters will remain in Guatemala City.

Divsa offers dedicated sales and technical teams to serve targeted end markets including personal care, flavors and fragrances, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, coatings and polyurethanes, as well as value-added operational services , including in-house blending, repackaging and transportation assets. , combine to provide customers with unrivaled levels of service.

Coverage across Central America connects Barentz’s leading positions in North and South America. Divsa’s multiple in-house labs and technical services teams are highly complementary to Barentz’s global network of more than 30 labs on four continents, while its premier product line portfolio provides the opportunity to further expand strategic relationships with Suppliers. .

“We are delighted to welcome Mario and his team to the Barentz organization and immediately establish a leading market presence in the Central America region,” said Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz. “DIVSA has an impressive track record of delivering results for its key stakeholders and we are excited to leverage our combined capabilities to create better solutions that enable lasting success for our customers, managers and employees across LATAM.”

“From the beginning, our goal was to make Divsa a scalable and differentiated distributor that would be a sustainable home for our employees, customers and suppliers,” added Mario Mena, President of Divsa. “Given Barentz’s global footprint, entrepreneurial culture and proven track record of successful partnerships with independent businesses, I saw a combination with Barentz as the best way to secure and continue Divsa’s mission for the long term. .”

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