OverviewSuggest Edit

Brenntag is active in the field of full-line chemical distribution. The Company provides business-to-business distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals. Brenntag purchases and stores large-scale quantities of industrial and specialty chemicals and repackages them into smaller quantities. In addition, it offers additional services, including delivery, product mixing, blending, repackaging, micronization and fine milling, inventory management and drum return handling, as well as technical and laboratory services for specialty chemicals. The Company offers its products to a range of market industries, such as adhesives, paints, oil&gas, food, water treatment, personal care and pharmaceuticals.

TypePublic
Founded1874
HQEssen, DE
Websitebrenntag.com
Employee Ratings3.4

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)16,170(+2%)
Job Openings52
Revenue (FY, 2017)€11.7 B(+12%)
Share Price (Oct 2017)€48.7 (+2%)

Key People/Management at Brenntag

Steven Holland

Steven Holland

CEO
Karsten Beckmann

Karsten Beckmann

Member of the Management Board
Markus Klahn

Markus Klahn

Member of the Management Board
Georg Muller

Georg Muller

CFO
Henri Nejade

Henri Nejade

Member of the Management Board
Show more

Brenntag Office Locations

Brenntag has offices in Essen, Apolda, Berlin, Duisburg and in 298 other locations
Essen, DE (HQ)
11 Messeallee
Apolda, DE
Am tiefen Graben 6
Berlin, DE
Oberlandstraße 22-25
Berlin, DE
Tempelhofer Weg 36
Duisburg, DE
Am Röhrenwerk 46
Frankfurt am Main, DE
Carl-Benz-Straße 8
Show all (378)

Brenntag Financials and Metrics

Brenntag Revenue

Embed Graph
View revenue for all periods
Brenntag's revenue was reported to be €11.74 b in FY, 2017 which is a 11.9% increase from the previous period.
EUR

Revenue (FY, 2017)

11.7b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %

11.9%

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

2.5b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

21.2%

Net income (FY, 2017)

362.0m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

619.1m

Market capitalization (27-Oct-2017)

7.6b

Closing stock price (27-Oct-2017)

48.7

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

518.0m
Brenntag's current market capitalization is €7.6 b.
EURFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

10.0b10.3b10.5b11.7b

Revenue growth, %

3%1%12%

Cost of goods sold

8.0b8.1b8.1b9.3b

Gross profit

2.0b2.3b2.4b2.5b
USDY, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

491.9m579.1m601.9m518.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.5b1.7b

Inventories

962.8m1.0b

Current Assets

3.3b3.4b
EURFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Depreciation and Amortization

162.7m163.1m

Inventories

(20.0m)(146.1m)

Cash From Operating Activities

369.7m593.7m539.9m404.5m

Cash From Investing Activities

(269.4m)(244.9m)
EURY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

785.6k

Financial Leverage

2.4 x
Show all financial metrics

Brenntag Revenue Breakdown

Embed Graph

Brenntag revenue breakdown by business segment: 37.2% from North America, 7.0% from Latin America, 42.7% from EMEA, 10.0% from Asia/Pacific and 3.1% from Other

Brenntag Online and Social Media Presence

Embed Graph

Brenntag News and Updates

Christian Kohlpaintner to Become New CEO of Brenntag AG

ESSEN, Germany, Sept. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Supervisory Board of Brenntag AG appointed Christian Kohlpaintner as the company's next CEO and Member of the Management Board effective January 1st, 2020. Over the last two decades, Christian Kohlpaintner has held various management...

Brenntag Tops ICIS Chemical Distributors Ranking for 2019 With $14.4bn in Sales

LONDON and NEW YORK, June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Brenntag tops the 10th ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors ranking announced today. With a full-line range of more than 10,000 products, and tailor-made distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals across 580 locations,...

Brenntag Reports a Solid First Quarter 2019

ESSEN, Germany, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Brenntag (WKN A1DAHH), the global market leader in chemical distribution, posted solid results in the first quarter of 2019. Its key performance indicators operating gross profit and operating EBITDA showed an increase at Group level. The growth ...

Brenntag Reports Strong Growth in Financial Year 2018 With an All-time High in Operating EBITDA

ESSEN, Germany, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Brenntag (WKN A1DAHH), the global market leader in chemical distribution, posted a good financial year 2018. Its two KPIs operating gross profit and operating EBITDA both showed a clear increase due primarily to good organic growth. All Group...

Shawn Wiram of Brenntag North America Named NACD Distributor of the Year

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) today named Shawn Wiram, Director of Safety, Health and Environment at Brenntag North America, the 2018 Distributor of the Year. Recipients of this award demonstrate outstanding...

Brenntag Continues to Grow in the Third Quarter and Confirms Forecast for Full-year 2018

ESSEN, Germany, November 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Brenntag (WKN A1DAHH), the global market leader in chemical distribution, posted further growth in the third quarter of 2018, recording an increase in its two key performance indicators operating gross profit and operating EBITDA. In light...
Show more

Brenntag Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Brenntag founded?

    Brenntag was founded in 1874.

  • Who are Brenntag key executives?

    Brenntag's key executives are Steven Holland, Karsten Beckmann and Markus Klahn.

  • How many employees does Brenntag have?

    Brenntag has 16,170 employees.

  • What is Brenntag revenue?

    Latest Brenntag annual revenue is €11.7 b.

  • What is Brenntag revenue per employee?

    Latest Brenntag revenue per employee is €726.2 k.

  • Who are Brenntag competitors?

    Competitors of Brenntag include Nexeo Plastics, Univar Solutions and Chief Aircraft.

  • Where is Brenntag headquarters?

    Brenntag headquarters is located at 11 Messeallee, Essen.

  • Where are Brenntag offices?

    Brenntag has offices in Essen, Apolda, Berlin, Duisburg and in 298 other locations.

  • How many offices does Brenntag have?

    Brenntag has 378 offices.