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About Us

Univar Solutions is a leading distributor of chemicals, ingredients and lubricants. Our strong sales and marketing teams complement the producers and create value for customers. We provide technical expertise in application development, excellence in logistics support, and outstanding customer service to help our partners grow their business.

Our History

The history of Univar Solutions in the Nordics dates almost 150 years back, when Malmsten & Bergvall was founded in Gothenburg, 1877, working towards the match and glass industry. Another part of Univar comes from SvedaKemi, a distributor of solvents in Sweden and Denmark, founded in 1936.

From 1980, these two companies became subsidiaries and were a decade later merged, and MB-Sveda was established. With this merge MB-Sveda was growing and expanding and established through-out the Nordic borders. Later on MB-Sveda was acquired by Vopak and MB-Sveda was then functioning with sales and purchase, and the administrational parts were handled by Vopak Logistics Nordic.

In 2001 MB-Sveda was presented as a Nordic Industrial Organisation and after a year, all functions came together under one name, Univar.