LEHVOSS acquires UK-based Gee Lawson

LEHVOSS UK Limited, the UK subsidiary of Lehmann&Voss&Co., Hamburg founded in 1894, is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Gee Lawson Holdings Limited.

This acquisition is a strategic move that strengthens the LEHVOSS Groups portfolio in the nutritional and life science sectors across Europe and globally.

Gee Lawson founded in 1936 and employing 34 with its head office in London, is a leading specialist distributor of ingredients into the Nutritional and Chemical life science sectors across Europe and the US.

Ivan Pennington, Managing Director of LEHVOSS UK said, ’Gee Lawson provides a strategic opportunity and fits well with our vision for the future being focused on a sector in which we want to develop as a group. The working ethos of both Companies will ensure a good future as both businesses continue to provide quality service and products. It is very important that Gee Lawson continues doing what it does best and that we ensure successful business develoment. With the groups backing and support we firmly believe we can help Gee Lawson achieve their ambitious growth plans across Europe and the US’.

Jonathan Shorts, former owner of Gee Lawson stated, ‘we saw in LEHVOSS UK a Company with many of the key attributes we see in ourselves and it became an easy decision to join the Group. With their backing, we will be able to support and grow both our supply base and customers in helping develop sales and distribution throughout Europe and further, in line with our goals. The LEHVOSS Group offers us a great opportunity which my team and I are looking forward to.

Gee Lawson
Jonathan Shorts
Tel. +44 (0)20 8343 5400
E-Mail: jonathan.shorts(at)

Ivan Pennington
Tel. +44 (0)1260 291 780
E-Mail: i.pennington(at)

The LEHVOSS Group governed by Lehmann&Voss&Co., Hamburg, is a group of companies in the chemicals sector, which is developing, producing and marketing chemical and mineral specialities for various industrial clients. Lehmann&Voss& Co., Hamburg was founded in 1894 as a trading house. Since then, the owner-run company has evolved into a powerful global organization – with long-standing connections to prominent, mainly foreign suppliers and with own production sites.


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