IMCD Group opens office in Thailand

Rotterdam, The Netherlands (29 April, 2013) - IMCD Group, a leading speciality chemicals and food ingredients distributor, opens an office in Bangkok, Thailand.

IMCD has been rapidly expanding in Asia-Pacific over the last couple of years and has significantly strengthened its presence in the region. IMCD is active in eight Asian countries in the region, namely in Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and now Thailand, generating an annual turnover of EUR 270 million.
 
The office in Bangkok currently employs four members of staff, covering personal care and food market sectors. Having previously worked for established companies in Thailand, our local personnel bring vast experience and a wealth of industry knowledge to the Group. The opening of the office in Thailand is the latest in a succession of steps that IMCD Group has taken over recent years to build a stronghold in Asia-Pacific. Commenting on this development, Albert Stevens, Vice President Asia of IMCD Group said: “Having gained the reputation of being a highly transparent partner in Europe, we are now aiming to become a preferred distributor for the leading suppliers of speciality products in Asia-Pacific. IMCD wants to apply the capabilities and know-how acquired in Europe to the same sectors in the Asian markets.” 

Representing major manufacturers, IMCD Group is a leading distributor with a strong position in Europe and Australia for the following markets: detergents, coatings, food & nutrition, lubricants, personal care, pharmaceuticals, plastics and synthesis. Furthermore, IMCD partners with leading logistic service providers in all territories to offer tailored solutions that meet any business requirement. IMCD also runs 14 laboratories that provide expert formulation support to its customers, covering four market sectors. Two of these laboratories are located in Asia – a coatings lab in India and a personal care lab in Malaysia. The Group has grown five-fold in the last 15 years, and is committed to furthering this success for the future.