Univar Solutions Inc. (UNVR) is a leading global distributor of chemicals and ingredients, as well as a provider of value-added services. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, USA, the company was originally founded in 1924 as Van Waters & Rogers. It has since undergone several mergers, acquisitions, and name changes, ultimately becoming Univar Solutions Inc. in 2019 after the acquisition of Nexeo Solutions.
Univar Solutions serves a diverse range of industries, including personal care, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, coatings, agriculture, energy, and more. The company’s primary activities involve sourcing, transporting, storing, and distributing chemicals and ingredients from various suppliers to customers worldwide.
Univar Solutions’ offerings can be broadly categorized into three main areas:
- Chemical Distribution: The company maintains an extensive portfolio of chemicals, including industrial and specialty chemicals, solvents, acids, bases, and other raw materials from leading global suppliers. Univar Solutions offers these products to customers across various industries, providing them with the necessary materials for their manufacturing processes.
- Ingredient Distribution: Univar Solutions distributes a wide range of specialty ingredients for the food and beverage, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries. These ingredients include flavors, fragrances, sweeteners, preservatives, and other functional components that are critical to the development and production of various consumer goods.
- Value-Added Services: In addition to distribution, Univar Solutions offers various value-added services to its customers, such as product formulation assistance, technical support, regulatory compliance guidance, and supply chain management solutions. These services help customers optimize their operations, reduce costs, and achieve their business objectives.