Univar Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Evonik Personal Care Products in the Northeast U.S.
15 Sep 2014
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., September 15, 2014 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services, announced that it has reached an agreement with Evonik Corporation to become the exclusive distributor for Evonik personal care products in the Northeastern United States. Evonik will continue to sell their silicone-based products directly.
Evonik, a world leader in specialty chemicals, specializes in ingredients and concepts for effective skin, hair, and body care products. The Evonik personal care portfolio consists of a unique and comprehensive range of organic and silicone-based specialties designed as raw materials for personal care products and active ingredients for the protection of skin and hair. This agreement strengthens the successful relationship between Univar and Evonik, and leverages t the combined strength of Univar’s distribution service and Evonik’s product portfolio.
“We are very excited to expand our relationship with Evonik and are pleased to be chosen as an exclusive distributor for its leading personal care portfolio,” said Univar’s Personal and Household Care Industry Sr. Director Kelly Gilroy. “Our exclusive partnership with Evonik in the Northeast compliments our current product portfolio and strategic supplier base further enabling Univar to deliver complete personal care solutions for technology and distribution.”
“This is an excellent opportunity for both Univar and Evonik to service our personal care customers with a specialized approach that meets our customers’ needs in a timely fashion,” said Paul Washlock, Vice President of Personal Care in the Consumer Specialties business unit for Evonik in North America. “In an ever-changing economic environment, personal care customers need the expertise of an action-oriented supplier and channel partner that offers the best technology and service to create an advantage for them in the marketplace. Evonik and Univar offer that advantage.”
Univar’s personal care solutions offer a comprehensive, global perspective on market trends, formulations and best-in-class distribution alternatives. Univar connects our customers with the products, technologies and information they need to be successful in their market space.