Univar announces success of API distribution partnership with India’s Gharda Chemicals
Brussels, Belgium – 10th May 2010 – Univar, a leading global chemical distributor, announced today that its partnership with Indian supplier, Gharda Chemical Limited, has been a great success. After guiding Gharda through the process of gaining EU regulatory approval, Univar is now commercially distributing their Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) across Europe.
Univar’s strong sales and marketing teams complement chemical producers and create value for customers. The company provides technical expertise in application development, excellence in logistics support, and outstanding customer service to help its partners grow their business
Univar is distributing a range of that include Permethrin, Cypermethrin and Deltamethrin. The products are used predominantly in the animal health sector but have other applications including domestic insect control and in public health programmes. They are also recommended for use in head lice shampoos and as biocides.
The partnership with Gharda came about after a large European pharmaceutical company approached Univar to identify a reliable source of Synthetic Pyrethroids for them. Univar found Gharda who had the products in their range as well as a strong track record of reliable delivery.
Univar drew on its experience in the European API market to ensure both supplier and customer needs were fulfilled and provided the necessary guidance and support to ensure regulatory and quality compliance as well as arranging for their pharmaceutical customer to audit and qualify the production site.
Gharda is very experienced in the manufacture of pyrethroids, with a good reputation for reliability. This makes it an ideal business partner with which to form a long-term relationship for the supply of quality materials.
“It has been great for us to work with a company like Univar which knows the European API market so well. Their expertise has been invaluable in helping us meet regulatory requirements and their comprehensive pan-European distribution network is very attractive for us,” says Dr. K.N. Singh, Director International Marketing, Gharda Chemicals.
“As a reliable supplier of high-quality Synthetic Pyrethroids, Gharda Chemicals is a great partner to work with. We have already sold their products to some of our leading European pharmaceutical customers and are in discussions with a number of other potential clients,” explains Deepak Grover, API Market Manager EMEA.