We are pleased to announce that as of 1 February 2024, Chemlink Specialities and Addi-Tec have merged and rebranded to become HARKE UK LP. 

Under the new HARKE UK brand, both companies will maintain their individual business units while expanding into new sectors, including Food, Basechem, and Pharma. This strategic move aims to fulfill the diverse needs of customers throughout the UK, Ireland and across Europe by expanding the range of products and services offered. 

There will be five divisions within HARKE UK:

  • HARKE Chemlink – covering personal care and HI&I
  • HARKE Addi-Tec – covering coatings, plastics and polymer ingredients and additives
  • HARKE Pharma – covering pharmaceuticals
  • HARKE Food – covering food ingredients and nutraceuticals
  • HARKE Basechem – covering base chemicals and agrochemicals

Within each of these business units, we will offer distribution, formulation, reformulation, regulatory advice, micro testing, product sourcing, excellent customer service and marketing support to our principals. To our customers, we offer a price, technical and service advantage over competitors. 

Thorsten Harke – President HARKE group 

“This move will unify our team, open up the company to new divisions, and enhance the presence of HARKE GROUP with the UK, Ireland and across Europe” 

Jack Minister – Director HARKE UK 

“HARKE UK will allow us to better position ourselves in the market through enhancing and expanding our product offerings, technical ability, and market presence and contributions in alignment with our parent company the HARKE Group”

We are excited to be working together as one brand to expand our service and product portfolios across the UK & Ireland, as part of our mission to drive innovation in the chemical distribution market.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 


HARKE GROUP is a powerful chemical and plastics distributor with a strong footprint in Europe and Asia.

For more than 50 years we are #ConnectingWorldMarkets on 4 continents, in more than 50 countries, for more than 30 industries through our skilled technical sales, formulation and logistics experts in 16 subsidiaries. 

We have a proven track record of successful sales and procurement market openings! Active in 8 divisions and 25 business units, supported by 15 service functions, with 3 laboratories, 2 contract packing sites and more than 40.000 deliveries per year HARKE is an attractive partner: #OnePartnerOneResponsibility

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