2M Delivers Chemistry-Based Solutions for a Better World – Top 100 Global Chemical Distributor

The 2M Group of Companies have been ranked within the top 100 Global Chemical Distributors, compiled by the Independent Commodity Intelligence Services’ (ICIS) for the 12th consecutive year. The Group has ranked 56th in Europe, reflecting its increasing pan-European reach.

The annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors list (in association with the FECC) features the world’s leading chemical distributors, ranked by global and regional sales.

Businesses from across all industries have faced challenges and uncertainty due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and global supply chain disruptions. Through resilience and adaptability, we have continued to increase our geographical presence through exports and strategic acquisitions.

Over the last few years, the 2M Group of Companies has strategically invested in the growth and development of its European footprint. Highlights include the acquisitions of Ingretech (Paris, France), 2M Manufacturing (Milton Keynes, UK) and the dry ice business of Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH (Düsseldorf, Germany).

This focus is reflected in the 2021 ranking, with the 2M Group of Companies recognised as the 56th largest chemical distributor in Europe.

“We are extremely proud to have maintained our growth strategy, even in a time of uncertainty and difficulty. To be recognised by the ICIS as a Top 100 global contributor and 56th in Europe within chemical distribution is extremely rewarding, and a true testament to the resilience and efforts of our team,” said Mottie Kessler, Chairman and CEO of the 2M Group of Companies. 

About 2M Group of Companies

Maintaining a portfolio of Material & Life Science companies, the 2M Group of Companies is committed to delivering chemistry-based solutions for a better life today and a better world tomorrow.  

Entrepreneur founded in 2004, the 2M Group of Companies is privately owned and led by Mottie Kessler MBE, the present Chairman and CEO and Dr Maggie Kessler, International Trade Director.  

The 2M Group of Companies focus on added value supply of products and applications based on know-how from the world’s leading chemical companies.

Headquartered in the UK, and with sites in Benelux, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland and Nordic region, the 2M Group of Companies exports to 90 countries. The Group includes CE-02, Banner Chemicals, Ingretech, 2M Manufacturing, MP Storage & Blending, Packed Chlorine, SampleRite, Stowlin & Surfachem.  

The 2M Group of Companies provides customers with market leading commercial and technical expertise. This includes its application laboratories, technical teams, blending, storage and sample management services.

The 2M Group of Companies strives to emphasise equality and create opportunities by championing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.  

2M Group of Companies Recognition  

(2021) Operational Excellence Winner and Manufacturing Company of the Year -Chemicals Northwest

(2021-2019) Export Champion – Department for International Trade’s Northern Powerhouse. 

(2020) The Community Interaction Award, an award presented by the Chemical Business Association (CBA) that acknowledges major contributions to the community, awarded for STEM initiatives.  

(2020 & 2012) The Sunday Times’ Top Track 250 league which ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales.   

(2019) The Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade