IMCD expands in Central America, Peru and the Caribbean with the acquisition of Andes Chemical

Rotterdam, The Netherlands – IMCD N.V. announced the acquisition of Andes Chemical Corp. This acquisition marks IMCD’s debut in Central America and Peru, expanding its presence in Latin America and throughout the Caribbean.

“Andes Chemical further strengthens IMCD’s presence in the Americas region and opens exciting opportunities for development in countries new to our business,” said Marcus Jordan, Americas president, IMCD. “Andes Chemical’s focus on specialty chemicals and strength in a number of IMCD’s core markets was an excellent fit and perfectly complements the presence we have in the region. We are delighted to welcome the Andes Chemical team to further enhance IMCD’s Americas footprint and offering.”   

Andes Chemical has been a distribution partner to leading speciality chemical manufacturers since 1986, and in 2020, generated revenue of $46 million. Headquartered in the Miami metropolitan area, it is active in Caribbean and Central American countries, Colombia and Peru. Andes Chemical serves the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE), construction, cosmetics, personal care, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and household, industrial and institutional industries.

“IMCD has displayed impressive growth over the past 25 years, so joining the company to further progress its storyline together is an exciting opportunity for us and our partners,” said Fernando J. Espinosa, Jr., president, Andes Chemical. “We are ready to accelerate the growth potential with IMCD in the region and are confident that the enhanced commercial capabilities and global network of formulary specialists will add great value to both our supplier partners and customers.”

The acquisition of Andes Chemical adds 43 employees to IMCD’s Americas team, plus a CASE innovation laboratory located in Miami which provides product and formulatory support.