06 April 2021
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GPD companies acquires Distrupol

US-based distributor group GPD Companies has acquired Distrupol, a subsidiary of Univar Solutions Inc. and a European distributor of thermoplastics to the polymer processing industry.

Headquartered in Surrey, with broad geographic reach across Europe, Distrupol has provided value-added sales and application development of thermoplastic resins for over 50 years. Through its decades-long relationships with supply partners, the company offers an array of superior performance products and solutions that meet the needs of diverse end users from industries such as the consumer, medical, automotive, and electrical sectors, among others.

Distrupol caters to over 1,300 customers across 13 countries with a portfolio of over 4,000 grades of high-quality polymers, including sustainably derived solutions that reduce environmental impact.

“Our acquisition of Distrupol adds to One Rock’s existing holdings in the plastics industry, increases our scale and continues the execution of our strategy to build a leading group of global distributors,” said Tony W. Lee, managing partner of One Rock Capital Partners, the organisation that formed the holding company GPD.

Distrupol will operate as a standalone, independent entity under its current brand and will be led by its existing management and commercial teams, but join a group of global distributors that also includes Nexeo Plastics.

“One Rock has substantial experience in, and deep knowledge of, the specialty plastics and distribution space, and shares our passion for collaboration,” said Richard Orme, business director of Distrupol.

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