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Perstorp Appoints Barentz to Distribute its Products for the Coatings Market in Benelux

Published on 2012-09-28. Author : SpecialChem

Following the overall review of the Group's use of sales channels, Perstorp announced that extended collaboration has been agreed upon between Perstorp and the Barentz Group during Q3, 2012.

As of October 2012, the Barentz Group will be responsible for distributing a wider range of Perstorp's products including the range of polyalcohols, caprolactones and specialty polymers. These products are mainly aimed at customers in a number of key segments such as adhesives, TPUs, plastics, as well as resins and coatings.

This collaboration is an extension to the previous arrangements Perstorp has had with Barentz for selected product groups.

"We see natural synergy between Perstorp and the Barentz Group for distributing specialty chemicals in the Benelux market. Our focus to develop the specialties range is best supported by a local partner with the ability to understand customer requirements, as well as our product specifics to enable future development. Barentz's track record has given us the confidence to extend our collaboration for the years to come," says Per Westberg.

About Barentz Group

Barentz Group is a privately owned company founded in 1953 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Today Barentz Group is a leading Pan European distributor of ingredients and additives for the food, pharmaceutical & cosmetic, chemical and animal nutrition industries. The group has an European presence and employs more than 500 employees with total sales of more than €600M in 2011. The recently created new JV between the chemical division of Barentz and Ravago Chemical Distribution, with a new name and logo, BRCS, offers an extraordinarily comprehensive range of speciality chemical additives for many applications.

The experienced chemical team has the specific expertise to answer all different requirements of its customers and principals to find and propose the best solutions. Its warehouse facilities are equipped for handling all types of chemical products. They have stand-alone hazardous and non-hazardous warehouses and have the ability to mix and blend chemical products as well as offering a full drumming and repack service.

About Perstorp

The Perstorp Group is a world leader in several sectors of the specialty chemicals market. Few chemical companies in the world can rival its 130 years of success. Today they have a rich performance culture distilled from their long history and extensive knowledge in the chemical industry. That culture and knowledge base enables them to produce Winning Formulas for a wide variety of industries and applications. The Perstorp Group had an annual turnover of pro forma 11.3 billion SEK and currently employs approximately 1,500 people. Perstorp is controlled by PAI partners, one of Europe's leading private equity companies.

Source: Perstorp

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