Omya, a leading global producer of industrial minerals and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals, has acquired the distributor Prima Inter-Chem in Malaysia and Indonesia. With this move, Omya boosts and develops its ingredient and specialty chemicals distribution capability in these countries for the food, pharmaceutical, animal feed and industrial markets. In addition it establishes a platform for growth for the wider Asia Pacific region.
“The acquisition of Prima is another success of our strategy of acquiring complementary businesses. Prima and Omya share the same values and a business approach of helping customers and principals expand their market reach, both locally and internationally. With this acquisition, we are expanding Omya’s presence, particularly in food and pharma ingredients in Asia Pacific, and our existing capabilities will be strengthened by the exceptional knowledge, experience and expertise that Prima brings to our organization. We look forward to welcoming the impressive team at Prima into the Omya Group,” said Omya authorities.
Khoo Kah Pheng and Lim Kooi Fui, founders and shareholders of Prima Inter-Chem added: “We are very pleased to have found a great harbor 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.”