Fecc is the voice of the Chemical Distribution Industry in Europe, with an active membership of
companies and national associations. Fecc serves very diverse audiences and communities by
representing around 1,600 companies, including:
- all the actors in the chemical value chain and beyond
- ranging from producers to end users, - all segments, chemical and beyond (bio-based material, recyclates),
- of entities of all sizes: vast majority are small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), but we have also big multinational companies onboard,
- from Europe, our core area of responsibility, and beyond.
The sector stands for more than 30,000 highly qualified jobs directly and four times as many indirectly. The vast majority of distributors in Europe are small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), many of which are family-owned with long-standing close ties to the regions there are operating in. Furthermore, the European chemical distribution sector creates more than €28 bn turnover each year by adding value in the chemical supply chain and beyond, while meeting the demand and specific needs of over 1 million downstream users of very diverse sectors such as pharmaceuticals, construction, paints & coatings, agriculture, cosmetics, food & feed, automotive. Distributors are in midst of all value chains. Also the services rendered by distributors can vary greatly and can comprise functions like logistics & packaging, formulation, recycling, research & development, innovation, training, regulatory and technical advice, and warehousing.