IMCD and Ashland announce extension of distribution agreement to Turkey

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands (23 March, 2016) – IMCD and Ashland announce the extension of their global distribution agreement in the coatings and construction businesses to include Turkey.

Effective immediately Turkey now joins the existing multi territory cooperation for the distribution of Ashland’s coatings, construction and performance specialities, including: Germany, France, The UK, Nordics, Switzerland, Benelux, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Baltics, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, South Africa and The USA.

The distribution agreement includes product ranges such as Natrosol™ (hydroxyethylcellulose) and Cuminal™ (methylcellulose derivatives) and Aquaflow™ (nonionic synthetic associative thickener) ranges, which are well known and respected brands in the market place.

Johan Muylaert, General Manager EMEA Industrial Specialties, said: "We are excited to extend our long-standing and successful relationship with IMCD to Turkey. We are confident that IMCD’s experience in the construction and coating industry will grow our business, and further develop customer relationships. I am sure that IMCD’s local team of industry specialists will ensure that customers receive the best possible service and support.”

Peter Kirchhoff, IMCD’s International Product Manager for Ashland, comments: “For a long time now, Ashland has been a very loyal and valuable partner for us. We have been gradually expanding across territories and markets and this latest agreement only testifies to that successful and trustworthy partnership. We believe that this is an excellent opportunity to further strengthen our relationship with Ashland in the coatings and construction markets, as their industry-leading products will enable IMCD to maximise market penetration in Turkey and provide innovative solutions to our customers”.