Omya to further strengthen its presence in North America with the acquisition of specialty chemical distributor Hall Technologies.
CINCINNATI (OH), March 24, 2022
Omya, a leading global producer of industrial minerals and a worldwide distributor of specialty ingredients, has reached an agreement to acquire Hall Technologies, Inc., a specialty chemical distributor headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with sales reach throughout the Midwest and Southern United States.
The acquisition will enhance Omya’s distribution network in North America, further bolstering its position amongst the top-ranked global specialty distributors. Omya will be positioned to better serve both its customers and principals throughout the United States and beyond.
Hall Technologies, led by a strong sales and management team, is a highly regarded company with a well-established reputation for excellence in the specialty chemical market. Together, Omya and Hall will continue to reinforce and expand their customer and principal relationships.
Rainer Siedler, CEO Americas at Omya, noted, “We are very excited to welcome Hall Technologies to the Omya Group. Under Jeff Laurent’s leadership, Hall has built a leading position in the Midwest specialty chemical distribution market. We look forward to welcoming the Hall Technologies team into the Omya family.”
Jeff Laurent, President of Hall Technologies, added, “We look forward to being part of the Omya Group. We strongly believe that by leveraging our combined businesses, we will continue to grow and offer superior value to our supplier network and customer base.’
The closing of the transaction is expected to take place within the next four weeks.
Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals – mainly derived from calcium carbonate, dolomite and perlite – and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals. The company provides a wealth of innovative product solutions that contribute to its customers’ competitiveness and productivity in multiple industries such as Construction, Paper & Board, Polymers, Food and Personal & Home Care. Omya further provides Environmental Solutions targeting the agriculture, water and energy markets. Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 160 locations in over 50 countries with 9,000 employees.
Committed to implementing the principles of sustainability at all company levels, Omya provides added value products and services from responsibly sourced materials to meet the essential needs of current and future generations.
About Hall Technologies
Hall Technologies, Inc. is a specialty chemical distributor located in St. Louis, Missouri. Our Technical Sales team serves customers throughout the Midwest, Upper Midwest, South, Southwest, Southeast, and Ohio Valley. Our in-house applications laboratory provides support for our customers’ formulation, product selection, and applications testing needs. We supply answers. In the 1980’s we started recruiting our sales team from laboratory positions. This meant that our sales representatives could understand the process of formulation and performance testing along with the products that would best meet the needs of our customers. Our strategy shifted from selling to partnership and collaboration.
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