Brenntag launches new company chemical distribution in South Africa

Brenntag launches new company for chemical distribution in South Africa

7:58 AM, 11th October 2017
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MULHEIM, GERMANY: Brenntag AG has officially launched Brenntag South Africa (Pty) Ltd, one of the leading chemical distributors for speciality chemicals in the Southern African region.

The new company has about 180 employees and locations in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

This is following the merger of the separate operating entities Lionheart, Plastichem, Multilube and Warren Chem Specialities. The business includes chemical distribution and services in life science (food, nutrition, pharma and personal care), material science (plastics, rubbers, polymers and lubricants) as well as industrial sales and services.

“The new company has a focused commercial set-up, specifically tailored to customer industry sectors and leveraging on the expertise and skills of the former individual companies, ensuring that the business is strategically and operationally better positioned to realize growth,” said Michael Thomson, president Brenntag Africa.

"The new structure is a perfect commercial organization leveraging our expertise to serve our valued customers and suppliers. It is of mutual benefit to both employees and the company. Due to our performance excellence culture, our focused organization will create an environment where individuals can develop and where we can assure delivering the best services to our business partners,” added Carl Blomme, regional president Brenntag Europe West and MEA.

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