Our Business

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Our Business

We source chemicals from the premier global chemical manufacturers. Our scale, geographic reach, diversified distribution channels, industry expertise, and comprehensive product portfolio enable us to develop strong, long-term relationships with our suppliers and to provide a single-source solution for our customers, including:

Warehouse Distribution

Ideal’s warehouse distribution business is the core of our operations. We purchase chemicals in truck load or larger quantities to connect large chemical producers with smaller customers. Our network of warehouses allows us to service most customers from multiple locations, enabling us to move products efficiently and economically on a real-time basis.

Product availability and inventory management

We manage inventory to meet customer demands on short notice. Our role in the supply chain enables us to obtain access to chemicals in times of short supply, and our global distribution network permits us to stock products locally, enhancing just-in-time delivery and providing outsourced inventory management.

Scale and operational inefficiencies

Our geographic reach offers significant operational efficiencies in procurement, purchasing scale and supplier relationships. As one of the world’s largest independent chemical distributors, we are able to leverage our cost structure by aggregating demand and implementing best practices throughout the supply chain.

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We have long-standing, in many cases decades-long, relationships with chemicals producers, including the premier global manufacturers. As a preferred partner, we often purchase chemicals on favorable market terms and source scarce products from multiple producers and regions.

We provide our customers with a one-stop shop solution for their commodity and specialty chemicals needs. Our comprehensive portfolio serves customers in a diverse