About FECC

Fecc is the voice of the Chemical Distribution Industry in Europe, with an active membership of companies and national associations.

Fecc represents around 1,600 companies of which many are small and medium sized companies (SMEs). Fecc and its members contribute to innovation and sustainability besides adding value in the supply chain, by sourcing, developing, marketing, and distributing a wide range of specialty chemicals and ingredients to over one million downstream users ranging from automotive, electronics, paint, construction to pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and nutrition industries, each with their own specialised needs.
More than 30,000 employees
€28 billion annual sales
1,600 companies (SMEs)


Chemical distributors store chemicals safely and in optimal conditions for their clients. They help manage inventories effectively and efficiently and contribute to optimising supply chain processes.


We help our clients recycle both packaging and products in a safe and efficient manner. Our hubs ensure that products and all kinds of packaging materials are collected and transported safely to be recycled.


Chemical distributors help clients develop bespoke formulations that fit their specific needs. Our reach, scale and client proximity allow us to develop tailored solutions, even in smaller quantities.

Research & Development

The European chemical distribution sector goes beyond simple distribution. We are a driver of chemical innovation supporting clients by developing new, tailor-made products with unique properties.


Every year, we help trains thousands of people in the safe handling and responsible use of chemical products. This training drive efficiency and ensure that we comply with the most ambitious HSE standards.

Logistics & Packaging

One of the key roles of the European chemical distribution sector is to bring flexibility to clients when it comes to volumes and packaging. We ensure that our clients can get what they need, in whatever quantity they need, and whenever they need it.
Fecc promotes initiatives such as Responsible Care, and Good Trade and Distribution Practices.
Fecc advocates to ensure that policies remain feasible, promote long-term sustainability, encourage innovation and safeguard the industry’s competitiveness.
Fecc and its working committees give extensive information on current and proposed legislation to members and acts on behalf of members in dealing with the European institutions.