Honeywell announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Seelze, Germany-based laboratory research chemicals business from Sigma-Aldrich, broadening Honeywell’s offerings for high-purity solutions for drug discovery, medical diagnostic testing and other laboratory applications.
The acquisition includes the Fluka-branded solvents and inorganic chemistry portfolio worldwide and the Sigma-Aldrich-branded solvents and inorganic chemistry portfolio in the European Economic Area (EEA). Those offerings are now part of Honeywell’s broader portfolio of offerings for research chemicals, which already includes the Riedel-de Haën® and Burdick & Jackson® brands.
“The combined Honeywell business will be able to serve a broader range of customers and applications with global brands recognized for world-class quality and lot-to-lot consistency—essential for a range of applications including drug synthesis, food, environmental, chemical, and forensic testing,” said Qamar Bhatia, president of Honeywell’s Specialty Products business. “To make the transition process as seamless as possible, customers will still order products directly through Sigma-Aldrich and receive the same level of dedicated customer, technical and logistical support as they always have.”