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Univar Expands Its Operations In Greece

Published on 2010-09-09. Author : SpecialChem

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Univar, a leading global chemical distributor, announced that the legal entity it established in Greece is now fully operational and has signed a distribution agreement with Dow Corning's Life Sciences and Aim divisions.

The company has invested in this new territory in order to service an expanded agreement with Dow Corning's Life Sciences and Aim divisions, with an initial emphasis on selling products for Personal Care, Household and Industrial Cleaning, Coatings and general industrial applications throughout Greece. The agreement will come into effect on 1st October 2010.

The new entity is headed by Markos Roussos who, as General Manager Greece, will focus on developing business with customers with manufacturing capabilities in the region. Univar already has experience selling into Greece through exports from France and the UK. Roussos, who joined Univar from Tesa Tapes on 19th July, will also be responsible for recruiting additional team members in Greece.

"We are thrilled with this extension of our strong partnership. Together, we can offer localised services while retaining the advantage of a global network and broad product portfolio. Our partnership in Greece will mean that customers will benefit from Dow Corning's superior product ranges and Univar's in-depth industry knowledge and supply chain expertise," said Jonathan Treen, Sales Manager - Europe & North America, Dow Corning.

"Our dedicated office in Greece is a clear demonstration of our commitment to further strengthen our strategic partnership with Dow Corning. Over the past months we have been investing in new territories, such as the Middle East (United Arab Emirates) and North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia) so as to extend our capabilities and to contribute to the growth of our overall business. We hope that other key suppliers, with complementary product ranges, will also be enthusiastic to work with us in Greece," said John van Osch, Univar's President, Europe, Middle East & Africa.

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 .

About Univar:

Univar is one of the world's leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 2,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 80,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a network of 179 facilities in North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2009, Univar reported sales of $7.2 billion.

Operating from 56 distribution facilities in 25 countries across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Univar's 2,200 local employees serve more than 28,000 customers in a diverse range of industries including coatings, food, personal care, pharmaceuticals, and other major sectors.

Source: Univar

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