Founded in 1924, Univar (NYSE: UNVR) is a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services, working with leading suppliers worldwide. Supported by a comprehensive team of sales and technical professionals with deep specialty and market expertise, Univar operates hundreds of distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Univar delivers tailored customer solutions through a broad product and services portfolio sustained by one of the most extensive industry distribution networks in the world.

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1924
  • 2016 global sales: $8 Billion
  • Global headquarters: Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
  • 8,700 employees in more than 32 countries
  • 100,000+ customers in more than 150 countries
  • Global network of 600+ distribution facilities
  • #1 market position in North America
  • #2 market position in Europe

At Univar, we derive strength and competitive advantage in many ways, including from our scale, broad product offering, high service level, long-standing relationships with supplier partners and our industry-leading safety record.


We operate one of the most extensive chemical distribution networks in the world, comprised of more than 600 distribution facilities, approximately 90 million gallons of chemical storage tank capacity with hundreds of tractors, railcars, tankers and trailers operating daily through our facilities.

Product Breadth and Market Reach

We offer a wide range of  products and services across nearly all end-use markets, including:

  • Coatings & Adhesives
  • Agriculture Sciences
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Food Ingredients
  • Energy
  • Cleaning & Sanitization
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal Care
  • Utilities
  • Forestry, Lumber, Paper


Globally, we provide our customers with one- to three-day order lead times and greater than 96 percent on-time delivery from our nearby facilities. To complement our extensive product portfolio, we offer to our customers several specialized, value-added services, such as our unique distribution business focused on the marketing and sale of specialty and fine chemicals (, automated tank monitoring and refill of less than truckload quantities (MiniBulk), chemical waste management (ChemCare), technical support and specialty product blending and formulation, particularly in agriculture.

Long-Standing Supplier Partner and Customer Relationships

We have developed strong, long-term relationships, many spanning several decades, with the world's premier global chemical producers and distribute products to more than 100,000 customer locations around the globe, from small- and medium-sized businesses to global industrial customers.

Safety and Regulatory Compliance

Our commitment to safety, a strong safety record and compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulatory requirements is an increasingly important consideration for suppliers and customers when choosing a chemical distributor. In 2016, we continued to make safety a priority, achieving an industry-leading total case incident rate of 0.69.

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Contact Info

David Lim
Investor Relations
Univar Inc.
+1 844-632-1060

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