Stefan Butz, DKSH’s CEO, commented: “Expanding our presence in the North American market has been a strategic focus for our Performance Material business. Terra Firma’s teams operate coast to coast and will accelerate our expansion into the North American specialty chemical distribution market, while we will provide their clients access to our global network. The Terra Firma acquisition is a milestone in the transformation of DKSH Performance Materials to becoming a global player.”
Tim Fetters, Terra Firma’s CEO, added: "Terra Firma has earned an excellent market reputation by delivering value and significant growth to its customers and suppliers. By joining DKSH, we will be able to leverage our growth platform further and increase our presence in life sciences."
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