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Omya grows in Asia-Pacific with Prima Inter-Chem purchase

Omya, has expanded its presence in Malaysia and Indonesia with its acquisition of Prima Inter-Chem, a distributor of ingredients and specialty chemicals.

Acquisition allows company to expand in Malaysia and Indonesia

Omya, a global producer of industrial minerals and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals, has acquired Prima Inter-Chem Sdn. Bhd., a diversified distributor of ingredients and specialty chemicals 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 region.

Prima and Omya share the same values and a business approach of helping customers and principals expand their market reach, locally and internationally. With this acquisition, Omya’s presence is expanded, particularly in food and pharma ingredients in Asia-Pacific, and its existing capabilities will be strengthened by the exceptional knowledge, experience and expertise that Prima brings to the organization.

“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,” said Khoo Kah Pheng and Lim Kooi Fui, founders and shareholders of Prima Inter-Chem, in a press release.

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