Sibelco acquires Dutch silica producer Kremer Zand en Grind

Kremer Zand en Grind

Sibelco today announced that it has acquired Kremer Zand en Grind (KZG), a Dutch producer of wet, dried and calibrated silica sand and gravel.

The acquisition of Kremer is fully aligned with the Sibelco 2025 strategy and Sibelco’s vision to become the global leader in silica sand. The acquisition will expand Sibelco’s customer base and extends Sibelco’s silica sand reserves and resources in Western Europe.

Commenting on the acquisition,
Danny Jans, Sibelco VP Operations Western Europe

We are delighted to be acquiring and integrating the activities of Kremer. Kremer is a well-respected business that complements Sibelco’s existing activities very well. We look forward to working with our new colleagues and developing our business together.

Danny Jans

Sibelco VP Operations Western Europe

Hans and Chris Kremer, owners of Kremer Zand en Grind

added: “
The combination of Kremer and Sibelco has significant potential and will enable us to broaden the range of products and services we supply to our customers. Like Kremer, Sibelco is a family business and has a similar approach to environmental and social responsibility which makes the fit even more compelling. We will remain in the business and will continue to work with the management of Sibelco on the future of Kremer Zand en Grind. We will also contribute our vision and experience to the Papendrecht and Wessem sites. Together, we look forward to the next phase for Kremer Zand en Grind as part of Sibelco.”

This new addition to Sibelco will initially continue to provide materials to customers under the Kremer brand name.

About Kremer Zand en Grind

Family-owned Kremer Zand en Grind produces a wide range of silica products, calibrated sands and mixtures both wet, dry and packed as well as bulk, for a wide range of applications for customers mainly located in the Dutch market.  The materials are used in different industries, including water treatment, construction, sports and leisure, and renewable energy.

Kremer Zand en Grind performs underwater sand extraction (through dredging) at the Sellingerbeetse quarry in Sellingen in the Groningen province in the north of the Netherlands. Processing and packaging take place at a plant located about 30 km away in Emmen, in the Drenthe province.

Kremer Zand en Grind currently employs 30 people.

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