Univar Grows Personal Care and Household & Industrial Cleaning Businesses in North Africa
Brussels, Belgium – 3rd June 2010 – Univar, a leading global chemical distributor, is set to expand its business in North Africa. Univar will establish entities in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia which will service an expanded agreement with Dow Corning to sell products in these territories, as well as strengthening their Personal Care and Household & Industrial Cleaning businesses in the region. 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.
Over the coming months, Univar will be setting up legal entities, recruiting local sales and customer service representatives and establishing business with customers manufacturing in these countries. Univar already has significant experience selling into North Africa through exports from France, Spain and the UK. This new development demonstrates a commitment to growing its presence in focus industries in countries with growth markets.
‘This project is a fantastic opportunity to further strengthen Univar’s Personal Care and Household & Industrial Cleaning businesses. We hope that other key suppliers will be enthusiastic to work with us in this geography,’ said Matthew Ottaway, Supplier Director Personal Care EMEA. ‘Univar operates as one company offering the same quality services and products across North Africa as it does in Europe and North America. Customers will benefit from local sales and customer services that are of the same level as those in the rest of Univar. They will benefit from the full support and expertise of the European Personal Care and Household & Industrial Cleaning teams and the Brussels-based Personal Care laboratory.’
Dow Corning has long been a strategic supplier of silicones to Univar, which are sold into both the Personal Care and Household & Industrial Cleaning markets across many countries in Western Europe, the United States and Canada. The two companies have had a solid relationship for many years and Univar is pleased to announce this further extension to include Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia.