Manuchar, headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium is a leading distributor of chemicals in emerging markets. We complement our Chemical Distribution business with International Trade Services in steel, polymers and several other raw materials.
In 2021 we handled 4.6 million metric tons of goods, generating 2.5 billion USD in sales. Our local operations are in over 35 countries and 170 locations. Manuchar employs 2,200 professionals worldwide.
At Manuchar "We keep your production running. Anytime. Anywhere.”
Manuchar strongly believes in the value of long-term partnerships. We aim to build a strong and sustainable business that enables other companies to be successful in emerging markets. This long-term view explains our systematic investments in infrastructure and teams in strategic locations in emerging markets. We believe local presence and proximity are essential to build lasting relationships. Our entrepreneurial spirit ensures that we remain agile.
In 1985 Manuchar was incorporated into the activities of A. Maas & Co, a group founded in 1880 which evolved into a strong logistics group over the years. In 2022 Lone Star Funds entered as new majority shareholder, alongside Manuchar's management. This partnership marks a new milestone in building Manuchar’s leading chemical distribution platform across emerging markets with the aim to further strengthen its global network, both geographically and in product offering.
Our values clarify what Manuchar really stands for. They form the “identity” or the DNA of our company. We believe that they are important for our long-term success. This means that our values should influence or even drive everything we do as a company, as a Manuchar team or as a team member. They are defined as the attitudes and behaviors that we “value” most in our company.
Code of Conduct
The Manuchar Group Code of Conduct is part of our constant effort to maintain and strengthen trust among all our employees, business partners and other stakeholders. It describes the standards which are expected to be followed within the group. The core values include respecting human rights, protecting the environment, and following business ethics principles. They are supported by additional policies on topics such as money laundering and trade sanctions.
Our quality management approach is a systematic process. It clearly identifies, assesses, controls, communicates and reviews the risks related to Manuchar’s products, services and operations. Our aims is to ensure operational excellence, compliance and customer satisfaction.
The Quality team is responsible for defining policies, standards and processes. These align our assurance, environmental, and social activities according to our group strategy and Code of Conduct. They are carefully implemented to ensure the protection of our employees. And to minimize the impact of our operations on the environment and our local communities.