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SK Chemtrade

SK Chemtrade Services Pty Ltd is a leading supplier of high-quality raw materials to manufacturers of food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, household detergents and personal care products in South Africa and its neighbouring countries. In 2019 Barentz and SK Chemtrade formed a joint venture.

The company was established in 1992 as a distributor of flavourings and fragrances from International Flavours & Fragrances (IFF). The headquarters are located in Meadowdale, Johannesburg, and new product development and warehousing facilities were opened in 2010 in Montague Gardens, Cape Town.

 

 

 

Latest News

04 - 11 - 2019
Barentz, a leading distributor of ingredients in the life science markets, is pleased to announce it has acquired a majority shareholding in Czech Republic based IMCoPharma. Highlights: IMCoPharma is a leader in the pharmaceutical ingredients market in the CIS region and Ukraine Both Barentz and IMCoPharma are known for their deep technical knowledge and broad portfolio of pharmaceutical ingredients This strategic investment provides Barentz with the licensing capability to do business with all pharmaceutical companies in this attractive region IMCoPharma considers this acquisition as an opportunity for strengthening its position in this market and creating new opportunities
20 - 08 - 2019
Barentz International, a leading global ingredient distributor, is continuing its expansion in South Africa. The company is proud to announce its joint venture with SK Chemtrade Services, a leading supplier of high-quality raw materials to the life sciences industries in South Africa and neighbouring countries. This joint venture will give Barentz quicker access to the market in Southern Africa, while offering SK Chemtrade the support of the knowledge and expertise of Barentz’ global network. SK Chemtrade has fully-staffed offices, development centres and warehouses in Johannesburg (headquarters), Cape Town and Harare (Zimbabwe). Both companies are strong performers in the life science industries. A family-owned company, SK Chemtrade specializes in flavours, compounds, nutraceuticals, natural food colourants and product development.  
01 - 07 - 2019
Tovani Benzaquen Ingredients, a major food-ingredient distributor in South America and part of Barentz, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Chemspecs, a high-performance distributor of personal care products in Brazil. Chemspecs is the largest specialized distributor of personal-care ingredients serving the Brazilian cosmetics market. Its product offerings and customer base are complementary to those of Tovani. The transaction will further strengthen the growth of Barentz within the life sciences industries in the South American market.