AKRO-PLASTIC appoints IMCD as its official distributor in Europe
AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH announces that it has selected IMCD Group, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients, as its new distribution partner in Europe. The distribution agreement covers all European countries (except for Germany, Turkey, and the Nordic region.)1
Besides strengthening AKRO-PLASTIC and IMCD efforts to offer excellent products and inspiring solutions, this agreement opens new and advanced possibilities to the engineering plastics customers of both companies across Europe. IMCD has a strong presence and long history in the plastics industry, and its broad polymers’ portfolio will complement AKRO-PLASTIC’s offering.
“We selected IMCD from a broad field of potential distributors following an extensive screening process. With IMCD we have a strong partner who, in addition to a well-established distribution network, has a dedicated technical minded sales team, to promote our first-class compounds. This makes them the perfect choice for us,” says Thilo Stier, Global Sales Director & Innovation Manager, AKRO-PLASTIC.
“Plastics converter is a key segment for our growth strategy in EMEA as we see an increasing demand in highly specialised engineering compounds. Our customers are not only looking for materials with desired functional properties, but that are sustainable as well,” comments Olivier Champault, Director of IMCD Business Group Advanced Materials. “AKRO-PLASTIC’s innovative, application-oriented and sustainable engineering thermoplastics strengthen our product offering. We will tap into AKRO-PLASTIC’s over 30 years of experience in plastics compounding, to bring our service to the next level and support our customers in its material and application development,” Champault adds.
1 The distribution agreement covers most of the Europe, with the exception of Germany, Turkey, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
The IMCD Group, based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is a global market-leader in the marketing, sales and distribution of speciality chemicals and ingredients. Its result-driven professionals provide market-focused solutions to suppliers and customers across EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific, offering comprehensive product portfolios ranging from home, industrial and institutional care, beauty and personal care, food and nutrition and pharmaceuticals to lubricants and energy, coatings and construction, advanced materials, and synthesis.
The IMCD Group realised revenues of EUR 3,435 million in 2021 with more than 3,700 employees in over 50 countries. IMCD's dedicated team of technical and commercial experts work in close partnership to tailor best-in-class solutions and provide value through expertise for around 50,000 customers and a diverse range of world class suppliers. IMCD shares are traded at Euronext, Amsterdam (IMCD).