Adhesives Magazine

Van Waters & Rogers and Ellis & Everard to Use Vopak Name

July 30, 2001
The brands have been consolidated under the Vopak name to reflect the expanding global presence of their Rotterdam-based parent, Royal Vopak.

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- The Van Waters & Rogers (VW&R) and Ellis & Everard (E&E) brands have been consolidated under the Vopak name to reflect the expanding global presence of their Rotterdam-based parent, Royal Vopak.

The planned name change to Vopak USA Inc. and Vopak Canada Ltd., along with a new geographic realignment and leadership appointments, were announced as initial steps in integrating the two companies.

"With the increasing globalization of our business and the rapid growth of e-commerce, we have much to gain by operating under a single global brand," said Darwin H. Simpson, president.

The integration of VW&R, E&E and Vopak's other chemical-distribution businesses creates one of the world's major chemical-distribution companies and further solidifies Vopak's leadership position in North America. In addition, the merger moves Vopak into leadership positions in both the United Kingdom and Ireland.

For more information, visit www.vopakusa.com.