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Marine Care expands supply infrastructure in North America with acquisition of Uni Americas

To accommodate our strong growth and ambitions, Marine Care is proud to announce the acquisition of Uni Americas. Uni Americas is a producer and supplier of Marine Chemicals covering North America from her base in the New Orleans. Founded in 1994, by the Franzo family, with over 45 years’ experience in the Marine Chemical Industry, UNIAM is a well-known and recognized player in Marine Chemicals supply and offers a similar range of chemicals that is currently produced by Marine Care. Besides the supply of Marine Chemicals, another common value for both companies is the strong personal touch in relations. Both companies are and will remain private owned and have a strong family company attitude, translating to a focus on long term relationships with employees, customers and suppliers. Consequently, the current UniAm team will be fully integrated in the Marine Care operation and the current UniAm customers will keep their existing contact person(s).

With this acquisition Marine Care aims to secure a prosperous future for Uni Americas within the Marine Care network. The synergy created will form a basis for a rapid expansion of service/stock points throughout the US under the Marine Care brand. UniAm customers will profit from the extensive Marine Care network with own offices in Singapore, Rotterdam, Miami and Bergen and over 90 stock points, enabling delivery into over 1000 ports globally.

This step is vital to further improve the services and product availability we provide as the Marine Care in North America, both to existing and future customers, as we see that our short lead times and flexibility around the world are a key factor for our customers’ successes in ship operations.

With 25 years of experience in development, production and supply of innovative marine chemicals and equipment, Marine Care is a global key player in the Marine Industry.

From January 2022 on Uni Americas will continue as Marine Care Americas LLC, with contact details as per below:

Marine Care Americas LLC (former UNI Americas LLC):       
Comm. contacts: Rick Franzo & Cay Gunther
57174 Hardin Road
Slidell, LA. 70461
Tel: +1 985-643-1002 ext. 305
Fax: +1 985-643-1003
Mail: operations@marinecare-americas.com                                             

Marine Care B.V. (headquarters):
Comm. contacts: Bart Jan Jongenotter & Michael de Ruiter
Oude Maasweg 35
3197KJ Botlek – Rotterdam
Port # 4005
Tel: +31 10 295 03 42
Mail: operations@marinecare.nl

Acquisition UniAm Press release (PDF)