Nov 28, 2023

Gangwal Chemicals in India rebranded to Barentz

Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, November 28, 2023. - Barentz International, a leading global life science and specialty performance ingredients distributor, has fully rebranded Gangwal Chemicals into Barentz. Following Barentz's acquisition of Gangwal Chemicals’ distribution activities in December 2021, the rebranding marks a strategic step in further building scale in India and the wider APAC region. With Barentz India now fully operational, Barentz is well-equipped to further leverage its position in APAC to offer the best specialty ingredient solutions for pharmaceuticals, human nutrition, personal care, and performance materials industries.


  • Gangwal Chemicals has been rebranded into Barentz India.
  • All Gangwal Chemicals activities have been fully integrated into the Barentz India operations.
  • Anil Jain continues to be responsible for all Barentz activities in India as Managing Director.

On the successful integration of the two companies, Anil Jain, Managing Director Barentz India, said, "Barentz is the perfect business partner. Both from a cultural and business perspective, we share similarities that have the potential to foster multiple synergies. The rebranding marks the completion of the acquisition, and we are now able to further enhance customer relations and expand our product offerings by onboarding new suppliers and products from the Barentz life science ingredient portfolio."

Marc Duchene, CEO Barentz in APAC
, "The merger of Gangwal Chemicals’ activities into the Barentz organization promises business operations that go above and beyond our individual achievements. This isn't just about combining companies; it's about synergizing talents, unleashing creativity, and building a legacy both in the APAC region and globally. I am confident that we will exceed the expectations of our principals and customers."

Barentz is a leading global life science and specialty performance ingredients distributor. The company sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its ingredient experts provide value-added technical support which includes pre-mixing, blending, ingredient formulation and ingredient testing from its state-of-the-art, customized formulation centers and application laboratories in EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Established in 1953, Barentz has operations in more than 70 countries with a strong presence in Europe and North America, and a rapidly growing network in Latin America and Asia-Pacific. With a turnover of circa €2.5 billion, the company employs around 2,600 people worldwide and serves over 25,000 customers. For more information, visit: www.barentz.com.

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