Arizona Chemical and IMCD Group B.V. expand together to the African continent
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands (13 February, 2013) – Arizona Chemical have reached an agreement with IMCD Group B.V. to further expand the distribution partnership for Arizona’s refinery product lines to the African continent.
This agreement follows on the January 2012 announcement whereby Arizona Chemical appointed IMCD Group as their distributor for the refinery product lines in Western Europe. Having demonstrated an improved service for customers, business simplification and greater market coverage in these regions, IMCD secured the newest territory expansion. As it is the case for the existing contract, IMCD will assume responsibility for the commercial relationship, technical support and logistics for the customers it serves, enabling Arizona to focus on gaining a clearer understanding of customer needs and developing improved solutions to serve them.
Didrik von Porat, Managing Director of IMCD Nordic, comments: “We are delighted that Arizona Chemical have taken the decision to extend their partnership with IMCD to Africa. Not only will this agreement strengthen our already successful and valuable partnership with Arizona, but it will also allow IMCD to progress in its commitment to develop sales and achieve a more visible presence in Africa.”
“Building on the successful distribution structure for our products in Western Europe, we are confident to add South Africa, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia to the territories that IMCD currently cover for Arizona Chemical. IMCD’s order handling, technical support and attention to consumer needs will allow us to grow further in these markets, and provide enhanced value and support for our customers”, adds Juhani Tuovinen, Arizona Chemical’s Vice President Global Commercial.
Established in 1930, Arizona Chemical provides natural pine-based materials to customers in many diverse markets including adhesives, inks, coatings, road-marking, tyres & rubber, personal care, lubricants, fuel additives, mining and oilfield. Arizona Chemical’s research and development efforts are dedicated to discovering new environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions to protect the environment and offer alternatives to non-renewable chemicals. With over 1.000 employees worldwide and ten manufacturing plants located in the US and Europe, Arizona covers all regions serving the customer’s local needs around the globe.