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OQEMA grows with Belgium acquisition

New location in Belgium

The OQEMA Group took over the Belgium-based chemical distributor Roam Chemie bvba and will integrate the company going forward under the name OQEMA N.V. Roam Chemie primarily covers basic chemicals, especially inorganics, and has been a driving force in the Belgium distribution market for around 35 years. In Benelux, OQEMA has previously been active in Son, Netherlands, and in Overpelt, Belgium; this acquisition will now complete not only the product range but also the Group’s geographical presence in Benelux. All staff will stay on board, and Walter Busschots, the former owner and managing director, will guide the transition in a consulting role.

Peter Overlack, CEO of the OQEMA Group, said: ‘We’re delighted to have a strategic market player in our group of companies.’ 

Gunther van Baelen, who is managing director of OQEMA b.v. and will be leading the company in the future, said: ‘The new company will strengthen OQEMA’s strategic position in the Benelux. Especially in the eastern part of Benelux, it will be the driving force to develop our services even further.’

This acquisition demonstrates OQEMA’s aim to consistently implement its European growth strategy and expand and standardise its portfolio.