Grace takes over Rheoset

On 09.07.2012 W. R. Grace & Co. announced that it has acquired Rheoset Industria e Comercio de Aditivos Ltda. (“Rheoset”). ­Rheoset is a leading manufacturer of concrete admixtures in Brazil. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Rheoset specializes in qual-ity concrete admixtures based on proprietary, value-added concrete technologies that enhance the performance of concrete and contribute to higher quality and longer lasting structures. These technologies help customers across the value chain to achieve efficient production and enhanced productivity. This acquisition adds manufacturing capacity at Rio de Janeiro and Recife, complementing Grace‘s existing operations at Sorocaba and Bahia.

Andrew Bonham, President of Grace Construction Products says, “This acquisition is part of Grace‘s strategy of growth in high margin segments, investing in manufacturing capacity to serve emerging regions, and extending the Grace brand in our core business segments.”

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